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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

G-string Divas

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 85'

UT : Zion National Park : ... : Cragmont

Oct 17, 2014

Bong's Away Center

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (4)

Trad, 1 pitch, 100'

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area

Apr 21, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Somewhere in the PNW.

Somewhere in the PNW.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Wylie : Profile Pic

Sep 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Whitney Portal

Whitney Portal

The People of Mountain Proj... : Wylie : Profile Pic

Sep 5, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Squamish

Squamish

The People of Mountain Proj... : Wylie : Profile Pic

Sep 5, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Tioga Cliff Area (aka Priva... : Tioga Wall : Torqued (5.11 R)
By: Wylie When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: This thing is a bit tricky getting to the 1st bolt but is G rated and has great movement. A nice line that is more technical than the other lines at the wall. Worth doing.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Main Amphitheater : Lord Humongous (5.11)
By: Wylie When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Direct start offers a more quality option to reach the splitter. There is a bit of loose stuff here and there that is easily avoided and it's mostly very solid. Doesn't look like much from below but turns out to be great technical face climbing with solid gear that appears when you need it. 10+? 11-? Takes RP's, nuts, cams from 00c3 to yellow alien. It looks spicy but numerous holds and placements keep appearing as you go.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Left Wall : Thick and Thin (5.11)
By: Wylie When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: The sketchy gear start is the entrance fee for a ridiculously beautiful crack. If you use up all your fear reserves on the start then the rest is just joy.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : The One Wall : Chu? (5.13b)
By: Wylie When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: The obvious vertical slot hold 2 or 3 bolts up had a wasp nest in it on 9/21/15 so might want to check it out before getting on the climb. Nest doesn't effect any other climb.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : The One Wall
By: Wylie When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Not sure what time this wall goes into the sun, but I suspect by mid morning at least. Didn't go into shade until 4pm. Small wall but really fun moves and quite overhanging. Make sure the skin on your finger tips is in good shape for these climbs! The holds can be pretty grainy and sharp. All draws + anchors fixed chains and biners are in great shape.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Cragmont : G-string Divas (5.10)
By: Wylie When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: I can't remember the FA names except Varco. The clean and free book has them but I don't own it.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Cragmont : Remnants of a party (5.10)
By: Wylie When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: I didn't think the gear is suspect on pitch 1 at all. From the stance before the crux I placed a bomber red alien in front of my face and a bomber red C3 right at the crux. A green c3 would have placed even easier. They were perfect.
- I'd say doubles down to yellow alien and singles below that get it done.
- Nothing smaller than #1 camalot needed after pitch 1
- All the pitches rap with 1 60m rope EXCEPT the 1st pitch! The tails came up about 4 feet short so pay attention and downc... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Confluence : Smashmouth (5.11)
By: Wylie When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Do yourself a favor, link 3 + 4 and don't clip the unnecessary bolt high on P4 for one hell of a pitch!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Moroni : Voice from the Dust (5.11)
By: Wylie When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Pitch 6 was my favorite! Long, varied, interesting, and mostly good rock until the final rancid ledge traverse. Pitch 4 face climbing is well bolted 10+ if you use the best holds. The hardest part is figuring out what to grab as there is a plethora of options and it climbs a bit zig zaggy.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Minotaur : The Megamahedral (5.11- PG13)
By: Wylie When: Apr 8, 2014

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Comments: Great climb. I even liked the sandy choss filth up high and the sweet summit! First 3 pitches are 5 star. Leave the #5 and #6 at the anchor on top of the 2nd pitch. The 3rd pitch OW protects with smaller stuff. Not trying to be a sandbagger douche but I wouldn't give any of the OW more than 5.10. 10+ for entering the corner on pitch 1 and some of the off fingery sections. Some of the anchor bolts are bomber and some are less than inspiring.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : Oaklands
By: Wylie When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: Approach beta: at the junction of Oldham Trail with the fencing and wormhole make sure to GO RIGHT on Oldham, not left. This area has great stone and interesting lines. If you like thin techy crimping and friction climbing you'll love it here.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : The One Wall
By: Wylie When: Jan 10, 2014

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Comments: What aspect is this wall?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Main Amphitheater : Death and Taxes (5.11+)
By: Wylie When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: I'll 2nd that doubles are fine, unless you want to sew up the easy slaby climbing down low.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Left Wall : Fool's Progress (5.11-)
By: Wylie When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: A pretty nice warm up when it's cold out. The stem box catches a lot of sun in the morning. Not very sustained, but fun movement in the box up high.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Jews On Crack (5.11)
By: Wylie When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: Oh man, this route is fun, until the mega poop roof. It was full of sand and a huge swath of crap layered very thick. Slick and poopy situation indeed.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Challenger Wall : Adventure Punks (5.10d)
By: Wylie When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: No bolt for the R start, then 2 fat shiny bolts next to a splitter that protects perfectly. Strange. I figure the 5th P bolts were put in because no cams were that big back in the day so they were the only pro for the pitch, which would be bold. Kind of a bummer to see new ones there now though.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Challenger Wall : Jupiter II (5.11c)
By: Wylie When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: Maybe I missed something, but the P2 crux feels like a serious sandbag. Powerful, techy, and reachy as hell (for a 5'8" person). P3 is PG13, as long as the scrappy ornamental gear holds. Some of the best rock I've seen in RR for sure.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 2nd Meat Wall : T-Bones Tonight (5.12-)
By: Wylie When: Oct 1, 2013

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Comments: A fun route no doubt. No way this is 12-. It's like an easier version of King Cat. If king Cat is 11+ then this is 11.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Puma (5.11+)
By: Wylie When: Oct 1, 2013

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Comments: I remember the rock at the crux being on the soft side. I figured that originally the crack was super thin and over time has been buffed away to provide pretty good thin locks. That would explain the grade changing, but who knows.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow Areas : *East Clear Creek : Winslow Wall : ... : Slim Shady (5.10)
By: Wylie When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: It's nice to have some RP's for the last 10 feet.


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