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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Zoroaster Temple : NE Arete (5.9)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: We really appreciated the fixed lines for the approach and the shiny new rap anchors on Zoro and would like to thank those responsible for the time and effort they expended providing for the safety of their fellow climbers.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Spearhead : Iron Messiah (5.10)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: Crux pitch is fucking fantastic! and actually protects reasonably well, though it doesn't look very optimistic from the bottom...

Anyhow, the tree that appears to have been somehow serving as rappel anchor at the bottom of the first cruxy pitch (with the face climbing and drilled pins) seemed rather ambivalent regarding its connection with the ledge it currently inhabits... Perhaps more intrepid climbers than us either summit or simply down climb the easy terrain beneath said uncertain tree (... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Apr 2, 2012

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Comments: Dear Boulder,
I don't really mind that you're colonizing Indian Creek. I don't mind that you apply an entire roll of tape to your hands (some of you; I know the danger of generalization, but I am compelled to indulge). I don't mind that you're strong and fit and attractively clothed. Please just don't tell me how to climb, how you climb, or how good you are at climbing. There is room for everyone at the creek, even at the most crowded walls, but our egos make things feel quite ... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Byrd's : Angel Dust (5.7)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: May 30, 2011

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Comments: What do the corner and the offwidth go at? They don't feel like 5.7....


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : I Need a Batholith (5.10)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Apr 20, 2011

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Comments: Hey, thanks for the new route, guys. I'm jazzed to get on it!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall : Davidson Dihedral (5.11+)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Apr 14, 2011

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Comments: I think I was in a bad mood when I made that comment...

I agree that ascents should be ground up and chalkless.
I guess that what was really troubling me was that I was indoors, writing a paper on Shakespeare instead of climbing in Paradise.

My point, which I think was valid, was that offending top-ropers do not know that they are offending, which, now that I consider, is obviously why Mr. Davidson made his post. My apologies.

When it really comes down to it, the Forks is just not a place fo... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower : Mr. Slate (5.10b)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Apr 13, 2011

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Comments: so slimy. so fun.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : The Cookie-Right (5.9)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Apr 13, 2011

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Comments: NEVER leave your hexes at home.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall : Davidson Dihedral (5.11+)
By: Xander! Wyckoff When: Apr 5, 2011

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Comments: All due respect (and I think plenty is due), Mr. Davidson, but fuck that. I lead my climbs now, but when I was starting to climb a year ago, I knew there was more to life than slimy sport climbing at the pit, but had no trad rack, no friends with trad racks, only the desire to climb beautiful splitters. So we set up top ropes, and learned, and now we lead. To me, that seems a reasonable progression. We were respectful of others and the area, actually spent much of our time on sunny, unpopula... more >>


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Lost: camalot c4 .3 at optimator wall, indian creekLost and FoundXander! WyckoffSep 27, 2011
Lost cam at optimator wallSouthern Utah DesertsXander! WyckoffSep 27, 2011
re: What do you use for a personal anchor?Climbing Gear DiscussionXander! WyckoffSep 15, 2011
re: Dumb things other climbers have saidGeneral ClimbingXander! WyckoffApr 26, 2011
re: small stoppers for free climbing?Climbing Gear DiscussionXander! WyckoffApr 23, 2011
re: Chalk is stupid.General ClimbingXander! WyckoffApr 15, 2011
re: Chalk is stupid.General ClimbingXander! WyckoffApr 14, 2011
Chalk is stupid.General ClimbingXander! WyckoffApr 14, 2011
re: wired bliss tcus vs metolius tcusClimbing Gear DiscussionXander! WyckoffApr 13, 2011
re: Gear4RocksClimbing Gear ReviewsXander! WyckoffApr 6, 2011