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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 284 | Routes 6 | Areas | Photos 27 | Page Improvements | Comments 43 | Posts 88 | Stars 99 | Ratings 21
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Location: ME : Acadia National Park : Great Head : Left wall : Head Arete (5.10+ PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Finally stepped up to the plate and got on head arete today and it sure did not disappoint. Technical yet powerful, most likely the best 10+ in the park and what a position! The climb is just safe enough that the falls are clean but you still get a good quality pucker factor throughout!


Location: ME : Katahdin : North Basin : the Big Corner Complete (5.7 A1 PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Aug 20, 2016

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Comments: Did this climb yesterday 8/19/16, this was also the first climb for myself on the Tabor Wall. Compare to the few routes I have done in the South Basin the rock quality was much better and also seemed to have much less loose blocks and flakes even up on the ridge above the route. Favorite pitches were the 1-2, fun mixture of slab and crack climbing. The route beta was pretty much spot on, but we found ourselves relaying to much on it therefore we never found the 5.8 crack and trying to take the ... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : Quebec : Quebec City, Charlevoix, Po... : Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivièr...
By: Zak Munro When: Jul 17, 2016

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Comments: Is there a decent guide book for this area or any leads on topo's? thanks


Location: ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Sea Gypsy (5.9+ PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: Thought the hardest moves to be heading up to the piton. The jamming out of the roof is solid!


Location: NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 2. South Buttress : Atlantis Area : Surreal (5.10c PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: Sorry John, I was just working off the information in the most recent N Conway guide book and my own experience from being on the route. Thanks for the route correction though, i'll change it!


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall : Black Lung (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: May 18, 2016

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Comments: Not that it hasn't already been mentioned but this is a GREAT climb! Definitely one of my top three favorites on the cliff. Great rests/ gear placements!


Location: VT : Bolton Area : 82 Crag : 82 Main Wall : The Politics of Dancing (5.10a PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Fantastic route! Just when you think your out of options, high step, trust that rubber and another crimp appears! Green/yellow alien size is nice for protecting the bottom section as Trevor mentions but clipping the bolt from the ledge with the tree is pretty smooth. A single rap with a 70m will just barley allow you to skirt off right.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Independence Chimney (5.8 C1)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 26, 2016

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Comments: No, Mickey, at the time I had not and still don't have very much experience in the desert, but looking back at the climb, it still packed in a fair amount of excitement and was no doubt a memorable day.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Unimpeachable Groping (5.10b)
By: Zak Munro When: Jan 16, 2016

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Comments: Having not done any other longer multi pitch bolted routes in RR this was a great intro. I thought the first three pitches to be so so with the second pitch being the crux, and then the upper pitches being absolutely stellar. No gear really needed for the route except to make some of the belays a bit less awkward and if so bringing a .4,.5,.75 would be a good idea. Also rapping power failure is the way to go, super easy and much less stuff to get your rope caught on!


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The North End : The Roof aka The Corner (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: There's a bolted rap station as of 10/15/15


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area : Diedre (5.10a)
By: Zak Munro When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Definitely place something to keep the rope out of the crack on the last pitch, I got right to the final mantle and couldn't pull the rope up! Had to down climb and placed a blue alien out left and it worked great. Also wouldn't be a bad idea to place a piece high after the crux on pitch 2 so your second doesn't take a big swing if they blow the mantle after unclipping the piton.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : Dreamscape (5.7)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 23, 2015

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Comments: Once this gets cleaned up, it will be nice.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Off Balanced Rock : Northeast Chimney (5.7 R)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: Most of the comments are spot on. Unless you got big bros skip the off width and head through the chimney until you get to a crack on the left. Great climbing in the chimney and good gear.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Dark Shadows (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: absolutely loved this climb. Seemed like there was holds in all the right places!


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Davis Face : D3 (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: Bottom pitches were fun and creative with varied climbing.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Independence Chimney (5.8 C1)
By: Zak Munro When: Oct 26, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this route yesterday and here on my thoughts: C1 pitch wasn't bad, wishing I had more offset stoppers, and really glad I had brought the blue ballnut because it was the only thing that fit at the skinny section. Also once the aiding is done I had to commit to probably the scariest mantle of my life as the holds were disintegrating below me, as well as there is only one drilled angle at the top of the pitch. The start of the chimney is pretty burly, and for the finger crack, I was very gl... more >>


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Poncho's Vista : Dihedral - 5.8 (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: Fun climbing great gear all the way. Sticking in the chimney with you feet on the face makes for very secure climbing the whole way, but I was a little nervous at the end making the reach to clip the anchor.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Davis Face : D4 (5.10a)
By: Zak Munro When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: Fun climbing, short cruxy sections, but never sustained. Climbed this in 3 pitches, big thanks for putting this up!


Location: ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Recollections of Pacifica -... (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: Best not fall at the crux moves, used nothing bigger than .75


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Pump Station : Unknown (Far Left) (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Fun climb, went out left after the the first crack then belayed from the eye bolts and climbed the upper section. The initial crack has bomber stopper placements, then on the upper section anywhere from a #0.3 Camalot to a 3. I only brought along one 3 but would have been happy with another for the wide section just before the bolts. The Arkansas guide calls the first crack Don's Delight, which is 8+ and the dihedral on the second pitch 9+.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : Golden Plate (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 11, 2014

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Comments: Great route 3 stars for sure. Medium to small stoppers on the slab then clip the bolt and either run it out to the chains or get a small cam in the corner.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : The Orange Corner (5.7)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Great climb, blue-red Mastercams are nice and a #1 C4 for the finishing moves.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : A Brief Squall (5.7+)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Gear between the 1st and 2nd bolt can be tricky. My buddies shoved a blue TCU in the small crack on top of the shelf, but I opted for good horizontal crack way out left on the wall. Either way a double length runner is very useful in that section. Overall pretty fun climbing.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Transmitter Tower : For The Money (5.10a/b)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: Fun liebacking but gets a bit pumpy towards the top with strenuous clip.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor : Brewed Awakenings (5.5)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: Alot of the rock on this is pretty hallow. I placed a blue master cam just before heading out right to the last moves


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