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Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Battle of the Bulges (5.11a PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: Great natural line with good gear. Not sustained but quite fun. Definately worth ding if you are in the area and have a rack.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Buzzard Perch : Terror of Tiny Town (5.11a/b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: After the first clip (boulder up to get that bolt) the gear is bomber. It sucks up small cams and wires if you are strong enough to hang out and place them. For a weakling like me - I have to punch it a ways between placements for any hope of a redpoint. What a fantastic line - as good as it gets.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West : Loch Ness Monster (5.11b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: "Get a rest and fire up the technical and pumpy finish" - sweet knee lock no hands rest.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West : Donini's Crack (5.10c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: Burly. Tape up for the crux and don't forget heel hooks, breathing (or you will get very winded) and all kinds of crazy body contortions.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Strategic Defense (5.11c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: I think the current grade is appropriate and the protection is adequate. My best recollections are from heady climbs like this that require focus and commitment. I still clearly recall the wonder at how unique the moves and gear were on this line during my ascent of this route shortly after is was established. Please leave that experience available for my kids in their future. We have plenty of generic sport climbs. I prefer keeping this route as it has been since the 1980's - a classic mixed ro... more >>


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Twinkie (5.10c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: Fantastic solid 10c line not to be missed. Wear shoes that edge really well so you can stand on the tiny bumps and this will greatly assist you in the cruxes. Combination of thin edge/crimping and small finger crack cruxes all in the first 30-40 feet of the climb.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coal Pit Buttress : Shizznit (5.11-)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: Fun and worthy pitch. Makes climbing Doggy style worth it to get up here for this pitch. A burly balancy start leads to many fun lay offs and thin moves with plenty of rests. Hope it gets a lot more traffic to clean it up. Bring a few cams for the very end - 1/2 to 1 inch will fit.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Rezin Scraper (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: A bit loose in places so tread carefully. If you lower with a 60 meter rope - the belayer needs to hike up a bit onto the ramp. Better to just rappel - saves the rope and safer on this route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Medussa (5.11b/c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Tricky exit moves figuring which way to go and not blowing the lead.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Cause for Alarm (5.10b/c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Great line, fun moves with and neat bit right up the arete itself. If you do this jump on pitch 2. The second pitch is barely much harder and the its crux had 3 bolts in 8 feet right off the belay.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Brainless Conformants (5.11a)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: A very nice second pitch to the route that should be done since it is one of the better pitches on the wall. A rare hard move that tops out in the 5.10 range, lots of rests, plenty of bolts - just fun climbing.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Bollocks (5.10a)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: An easy warm up. Another one of those 5.8/10a sport climbs that abound in the gym and sometimes outside. Worth doing, but not 5.10.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Armed and Hammered (5.10d)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Cryptic moves on steep slopers with some slippery feet on really solid rock. One of the best sport routes on this wall - definately worth doing.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : N'Plus Ultra (5.10c) : Photo
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 31, 2012

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Comments: Probably about 1987-88. Old rigid stem Friends and Sportiva Mariachar shoes. I was scanning in old slides and had to put a few of the good old day shots from my favorite winter playground on the web site.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall : Lotta Balls (5.8)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 31, 2012

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Comments: Phenomenal face sequence - one of the best slad section I have done here. You can do this in 2 pitches with a 70 meter rope - Pitch 1 plus 2 are almost exactly 70 meters.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : Breakaway (5.10c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: An absolutely stunning line reminicent of the hard pitch on Levitation or Dogma - just easier. Away from the crowds,in the shade, pulling perfect crimpers on a steep wall with the need for a little gear near the top. One of my favorite plated face pitches in the park. Pitch 1 will keep down the crowds due to a 50 foot 5.5 runout. Belay on top of the pillar just left of the line - sit down belay with great gear in the crack (any cam from 1 inch to 4 inches). You can then rap down to the top of La... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : La Cierta Edad (5.10d)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: Wow. Another great route by the Urioste family. After 25 years of climbing here I continue to find gems they have established. I was quite intimidated by the grade given to pitch 4 - 5.10d OW. I kept climbing and climbing and never found that part. The start of the pitch is 5.10 and takes a big piece (great gear so no fear) but a little foot work and side pulling for a few feet and that is done without ever using off width technique. Despite this route being labeled as a wide crack, there is al... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Prune Face Slab : Straight On For You (5.9+ R)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: The start moves are the crux - 9+/10a. Bold from there especially between bolt 2 & 3 where you would get hurt if you fell, and bolt 3 & 4 where its a bit runnout. Classic Little Cottonwood slab at a moderate grade - good warmup for the harder lines to work on slab technique, runouts and remaining calm.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Brown Wall : Brown 25 (5.11a R)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: Whoa that one is stout.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Brown Wall : Jerry Brown (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: A very sustained route. Sneaky gear at the start (I got a wire in the crack to the right at the roof and them moved into the route) but it sounds like perhaps a bit higher would have been easier?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Smithereens (5.8)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: Every route on this wall is worth doing. If you walk up here - do them all as well as the several to the right.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Spitwad (5.9)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: This is the hardest of the 4 routes on this formation. It is a great little line as are all these routes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Young Lust (5.8+)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: I think this is my favorite 5.9 route in the entire park. I have probably climbed in 10 or more times and I live 12 hours drive away. Every route on this wall is fantastic but this is the best.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Euthyphro (5.9)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: Every route on this wall is fantastic. Do them all. Hidden gems.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : The Importance of Being Ern... (5.10c/d R)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: I found with modern small cams and brass that this is not R rated. Great gear but thoughtful to place. Don't forget to exit right.


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