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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Tanners Gulch
By: zoso When: Aug 22, 2012

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Comments: The routes here are pretty incredible. Many do have goofy 1st pitches, but not all. Once you get past the 1st 50' or so, the rock is almost always perfect. Additionally, the climbs are very unique for the canyon; angular holds with slabs and roofs and interesting moves. And you can't beat the setting. Approach is quick @ 15-20 minutes for all but the lazy. Great Summer crag as it stays cool most of the time, sun or shade.

But don't tell anyone.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Armed and Hammered (5.10d)
By: zoso When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: Ah of course.

Thanks.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Main Hellgate : Till Hell Freezes Over (5.11b)
By: zoso When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: Attempted the actual start to this today. Tenesmus's description is a bit off me thinks. By far and away, I'd recommend the "Hell Raiser" start--much more fun and safe.
The topo in the Ruckman guide is pretty nondescript so here's some blathering:
From the belay bolt, head up and right with about a 30' run out over very easy ground. Clip the 1st bolt. The second one is close-ish on the dark mini-arete on the left. Now plug a piece or 2 into a flake system (easy). Find a bolt @ it's terminus... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Armed and Hammered (5.10d)
By: zoso When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: Anyone know what the 2nd pitch of this is? The anchor was a lone bolt, so we donated a locker.
And, no, I aint gonna buy a guide from IME. Just spill it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : S-Curves : S-Curve - Lower : Choir Boy (5.9)
By: zoso When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: That hold is "XX"ed as it is hiding the REAL porn behind it. You can see the nutsack below it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Main Hellgate : ... : Photo
By: zoso When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: Man. Look @ that HUGE drill.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Steorts' Ridge (5.6)
By: zoso When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: Brian in SLC wrote: "I also wouldn't be opposed to removing the rappel line that goes down to the left. No need for that. Takes way longer than the easy walk and scramble off."

+1 (as well as +1 to not adding fixed anchors).



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Division Wall : The Abyss (5.12c/d)
By: zoso When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: I think the word you were looking for wasn't "stole", but "cleaned". As you apparently abandoned them for 3 weeks, they were no longer yours.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : JHCOB Wall
By: zoso When: Jul 11, 2012

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Comments: Whiplash wall. In the Ruckman guide.

What's that, you ask? It's a book.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Beachball Crag
By: zoso When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: I applaud your transparency.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome : Theater of Shadows (5.6)
By: zoso When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: I dunno how you can tell the difference between 5.0 and 5.4, but maybe that's just me.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coffin Buttress : No Star Tuesday (5.8 R)
By: zoso When: Jul 1, 2012

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Comments: Coming from the creator of the choss climbing park...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coffin Buttress : No Star Tuesday (5.8 R) : Photo
By: zoso When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: I know. I know.

I still wanna try Trivial Pursuit though. Looks 99.44% more clean.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coffin Buttress : No Star Tuesday (5.8 R)
By: zoso When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: 4 bombs. A PROUD day for both of us (har har). Uber gnar and off the hook!

For the account of the FA:

utahclimbers.com/phpBB3/viewto...

Left me in a wheelchair for 1 month, then crutches for 2 weeks. Could of been a lot worse had the boulder hit me any higher than my legs. Good times.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coffin Buttress : No Star Tuesday (5.8 R) : Photo
By: zoso When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: Trivial Pursuit is the mottled face to the right of the dihedral.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : East Hellgate : ... : A Cloud In The Sky (5.10a)
By: zoso When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Great write up.

I actually really liked this. Which says something for my sanity.
Climbing good rock vs choss is maybe akin to a well protected sport route vs a tricky thin-gear run out trad line.
But much worse.

4 stars. Heh heh


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Mule Hollow Wall : The Ground Glass (5.6)
By: zoso When: Jun 5, 2012

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Comments: This is a spooky free solo as the rock quality was suspect here and there. Quite the sigh of relief when I topped out.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coal Pit Buttress : DoggyStyle (5.10)
By: zoso When: Jun 5, 2012

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Comments: "Razor sharp" is a pretty good exageration.

Did this again today and ya, it was a tad dirty here and there, but certainly not chossy. Adds to the adventure imo.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Site 18 : Indiscretion (5.9)
By: zoso When: Jun 3, 2012

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Comments: Crux was either off the ground or @ the bolt. 5.7 after that.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Red Neck Slab (5.10a)
By: zoso When: Jun 1, 2012

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Comments: You mean 1st pitch of Blue Collar, yes?


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Strategic Defense (5.11c)
By: zoso When: May 31, 2012

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Comments: I actually tried to give it a lead back before, you know, I sucked.

Maybe Grk is right. Leave it to those that are capable of doing it. The more memorable routes for me have always been the ones with heady parts to them.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Strategic Defense (5.11c)
By: zoso When: May 28, 2012

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Comments: +1 for that as I thought that 1st placement was a little spook.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Cracked Egg (5.11c) : Photo
By: zoso When: May 27, 2012

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Comments: That's a great shot Clay.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Mount Olympus : South Summit : Geurt's Ridge (5.5)
By: zoso When: May 9, 2012

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Comments: Thanks Tristan, that's perfect.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Blue Collar Crack (5.9)
By: zoso When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Totally!


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