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Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Solar Flare (5.10-)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Nov 13, 2011

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Comments: This route would be 4 stars if it either was more sustained or it didn't have the two cruxes and was an easier grade. Regardless the rock is beautiful black varnish for a few pitches with great moves, then very interesting though less solid rock through the 5.9 roof. I guess the crappy bolt is gone since I never clipped it. The crux is short and fun - couple quick boulder moves that I guess might be 5.10. I would not belay at the "first" belay - just step right from the initial crack out on the ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Dubious Flirtations (5.10b/c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Nov 13, 2011

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Comments: This would be a 3 star route if you could keep climbing it to a belay straight up and it cleaned up a bit. As it stands, climb the face to the left of the corner, get in gear when you hit the crack, climb it through the roof and above. Once the crack peters out drift right - skip the chimney belay and keep going to the bushes until you find the tiny tree belay from which you can rappel. No need for a belay in the middle since it goes easily to the tree as a single pitch. You will need 2 ropes to... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Upper Tier : Heliotrope (5.8 R)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Nov 13, 2011

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Comments: Pitch 2 has some nice crack climbing that is probably stout for the 5.8 grade at RR. Save small cams to about 0.75 for the belay on pitch 3. Pitch 4 would be R or maybe X rated if you go straight for the crack 100 feet up on the white stone as I initially did. I reversed from quite high and traversed left a bit to clove-hitch a plate and then felt much safer. So I suggest that on pitch 4 you drift a bit left then back slightly right to the crack as the direct line gets quite run out on sloper sa... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Upper Tier : Arch Enemy (5.9)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Nov 13, 2011

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Comments: Very nice option on the upper tier. Pretty standard 5.9 arm bars with foot smearing, then standard chimney. The third pitch finger crack is spectacular and should not be missed - has a couple short 5.9ish sections as well.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Heartbreaker : Surfing the Orgasmic Wave (5.11)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 27, 2011

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Comments: Hard! Thin crimps, great line.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Heartbreaker : Heartbreaker (5.10d)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 27, 2011

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Comments: Sooo Good. Tape up. The route needs no beta - just look at it, get ready, go. Total knee lock rests up high (wear a left knee brace/sleeve).


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Devil's Castle : Shadow of the Blade (5.10d PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: All the 5.10 pitches are great with some thoughtful sequences. The 2nd pitch is steep and the edges are sharp - the second might appreciate 2 ropes as opposed to a single rope. Really only need a single set of 3 or 4 cams 1-3 inches and plenty of draws/long slings if you want to cut weight. I only use them on the 3rd pitch and it protects very well. Its an easy walk off with no risk of rockfall if you hike.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge
By: Tim Wolfe When: Aug 21, 2011

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Comments: Has anyone climbed in this area during clear weather in mid to late September or is it just getting too cold on the fingers? Usually the Wind Rivers are too cold by then, so I am looking for other alpine areas that can still be climbed on a clear day in September.
Thanks, Tim Wolfe


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : Sales Pitch Area : Sales Pitch (5.10c PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: Wonderful but short. Well worth the hike I believe. Very thin edging, 2 bolts a bit old but 2 are good enough and good gear at the end. The belay is a bit of a concern though - hard to get to solo so someone just needs to rap a single piece or leave a cam.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Endless Torment (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: Wonderful line - classic LLC slab and thin lie off climb. Why it took me nearly 30 years to do this is unclear. The route combines the need for gear placement skills with thin slab technique and has a nice little runnout near the top (why would anyone stop at the chains - do the whole pitch for the full experience). As for the question above regarding the upper part of the climb - climb past the midway bolts to a short lie back straight above (good gear), clip the bolt, climb up and right on sl... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Pudgy Gumbies (5.11d)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: Sweet line. Hard onsite since the moves are so tenuous while placing the gear. My buddy Phil Meck got the gear in and we did laps. Wish it got more traffic to clean up a bit.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : Thin Ice (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Unbelievable. Everyone needs to do the first pitch. The second...... different and strenuous. I can't think of a better granite pitch than this first one though.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pywiak Dome : Aqua Knobby (5.9)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: I do this route every time I pass through Toulome. Absolutely wonderful, requires good head but is all there if you use your feet. Still PG 13 I think.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Inverted Staircase (5.10b PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Really nice alternate to some of the busier routes on the dome. Definately needs to be done if you are climbing 5.10 slab and undercling and are in Toulome looking for a not busy route.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome, Right : Ciebola (5.10b PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Coming back years later I forgot the first pitch is no give away. The second pitch is simply stunning.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Strone Crag : Mad Calf Disease (5.11b/c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 5, 2011

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Comments: Don't let the dirty approach pitch dissuade you from the climb since the second pitch is fantastic thin edging. I liked this pitch more than any other on the crag. Belay as John describes down a bit at a better stance. Go up, clip the two bolt belay with a long sling, turn the roof (small cam about 0.4 to 0.5 inch protects very well), clip a line of bolts - the crux is very short but delicate after bolt 3 - climb to a ledge and finish (one more piece of gear 0.5 to .075 range plus bolts). The ho... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Strone Crag : Kiss the Sky (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 5, 2011

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Comments: Too bad for the dirty first part of the first pitch or I would give this 3 stars. The second pitch is 5.10 something - thin edging with occasional 5.10 move. Definately bring your microcams and brass, look for the best line and don't pass up a placement - most are shallow with cams bottoming out and sticking straight out. Good pitch.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Sideline (5.9+)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: I have done both variations. This is a bit more run and has a loose block. Personally prefer the other start.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Sunrise Book (5.12-)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: 5.10 A1 for weaklings like me. Not to be missed though. The free sections (most of route) are great.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Splittgerber-March Direct (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Be sure and bring some small TCU si zed cams - to me the "crux" was occasional gear in slabby areas to keep it safe. Agreed that its not over until you hit the top.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Great route. I have taken my kids up this - yes not as good as the other routes but a classic moderate. The final fat crack slows down the beginners but the rest is easy for most climbers.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Myopia (5.11a)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: The single best open book fingers / stemming route I have ever done in the world. Pitches of solid, clean, 5.10 tips. Wish it went 10 more pitches. Loved it.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Direct Beckey (5.11a)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: IN your face solid 5.10 the entire way with a pretty hard start pitch. The step over the first roof was balancy and hard. The rest of the route was classic old school 5.10 crack.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Astro Elephant (5.10-)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Having climbed both the left and right starts I suggest the left version as it is more aesthetic and the right side had a pretty concerning loose block that I could not avoid. Absolutely wonderful route, the big bivy type ledge up high reminds me of being on El Capitan. One of the more moderate routes on the mountain but you still need to have serious skills at gear placement to keep it safe.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Climber's Choice Wall : Midlife Cracksis (5.8)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Wonderful if short. Can't imagine why any bolts would be needed - tons of great gear. Easier than it looks.


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