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Location: Utah : Lake Powell : Escalante Arm : The Upper Arm : The Manatee (5.8+)
By: Andrew Gram When: May 5, 2017

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Comments: Very cool!


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Windjammer (5.10) : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: May 5, 2017

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Comments: Yellow line is the Chris Minneci Memorial Route. It is a good one - well worth doing.


Location: Utah : Cedar City : Pocket Rocks : Utah Claw (5.10b)
By: Andrew Gram When: Mar 7, 2017

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Comments: If you can email me a sorted list or provide it in the comments, I can take care of the sorting. I haven't been to Pocket Rocks before so i don't know the sort order.


Location: Utah : Cedar City : Pocket Rocks : Utah Claw (5.10b)
By: Andrew Gram When: Feb 14, 2017

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Comments: Can you add a description of where it is, or better yet do that and sort the routes at this area?


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Long Dong Silver Area : Angel of Death (A3)
By: Andrew Gram When: Dec 19, 2016

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Comments: With respect Nate, your initial comment was very mean spirited whether you intended that or not. I don't know Cole and company so I have no personal involvement there, but I saw your comment as a slam and others did as well. You might think about stepping back and thinking about whether you could have worded things more constructively - the conversation would have been very different with an approach that wasn't initially a backhanded insult.

Yes, I sti... more >>


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Long Dong Silver Area : Angel of Death (A3)
By: Andrew Gram When: Dec 19, 2016

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Comments: // Fascinating and unfortunate how much non-sense and vitriol one person's thoughts can bring about.

It was probably because you were a total jerk in your first post. Having a discussion about whether it is appropriate to climb on Mancos shale is fine and even a good thing. Comparing someone's difficult first ascent of a tower to those Goblin Valley rednecks is nasty and uncalled for, and doesn't make anyone want to engage with you.... more >>


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Long Dong Silver Area : Angel of Death (A3)
By: Andrew Gram When: Dec 7, 2016

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Comments: A rare ascent of towers like these seems like way less impact than promoting a climbing festival in a fragile desert full of crypto soil.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Moore Cutoff Road : The Choss Cross (5.9 C1)
By: Andrew Gram When: Nov 23, 2016

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Comments: Glad to see the swell's Cutler hoodoos getting some love!


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Torres de Polvo : Trump Tower (5.9)
By: Andrew Gram When: Nov 7, 2016

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Comments: That comment is rigged!


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Window Blind Peak Area : Window Blind Peak - North R... (5.7)
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 21, 2016

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Comments: That definitely doesn't sound right. The North Rib is a really obvious feature - it is the wide blunt rib between the two very distinctive giant shallow forming arches(the window blinds) on the peak. The start is in a well defined corner system, and if i remember right you should be able to see some rap webbing on a bush from the start.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : San Rafael Knob : Karma's Castle in the Air (5.9)
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 10, 2016

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Comments: The road from the Copper Globe mine to Karma's Castle is atrocious now, and I was fairly gripped in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. I had to spend quite a bit of time rock stacking at large ledges, and airing down tires and differential locks were useful at a few steep hills with deep sand. There were no signs of recent passage either - kinda spooky being out there alone. If you find any of the driving before reaching the Copper Globe Mine challenging, you'll ... more >>


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : San Rafael Knob : Phantom Spire (5.8 R)
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 10, 2016

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Comments: The road out to this has deteriorated quite a bit. It is not totally terrible out to Phantom Spire, but a capable high clearance 4WD is definitely required. A Subaru or light duty 4WD will not make it.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Moab Rim Area : Disappearing Devil : Sideways Sandworm (5.11- PG13)
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 10, 2016

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Comments: What a bizarre looking adventure - very cool and creative.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Coal Wash : Mirage Tower - Make Coal Wa... (5.8 C2)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: Ha! I'm only good for about one of these new routes a year - it takes me that long to forget what an ordeal it is and get psyched for another. I have no idea how you and Paul were able to do so many of them.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Coal Wash : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: No, I haven't tried driving Fixit Pass yet. This is on the North Coal Wash road coming out of Ferron before the junction with the South Coal Wash road. We call this section the gumby filter because the rest of the road would be fairly reasonable in just about any high clearace vehicle, but this section would work a CRV or Subaru over pretty good.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Coal Wash : Mirage Tower - Make Coal Wa... (5.8 C2)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Paul! I love Coal Wash, and may never have found it without the beta on the Twin Priests. Lots more stuff left to do out there.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Back of Beyond : East Face Slab : Los Pantalones De Alex (5.10a)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 7, 2016

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Comments: Weird anchor. Never seen side by side ramshorns before - i've always seen a single ramshorn on two vertically oriented bolts attached by chain.

Really good clean climbing. It would be super popular if it was near the road.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Back of Beyond : East Face Slab : Hot Patootie Bless My Soul (5.8)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 7, 2016

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Comments: The second pitch is great fun despite the choss - very cool position and exposure.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Window Blind Peak Area : Window Blind Peak - North R... (5.7)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 4, 2016

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Comments: West Point Tower is semi-connected to Mother Hubbard's Shoe - both os which are semi-connected to Window Blind Peak. The easiest approach wraps all the way around them to a gully on the east side of Window Blind Peak.

West Point/Mother Hubbard's Shoe:
Rock Climbing Photo: Far left the West Point Spire, to its right the do...
Far left the West Point Spire, to its right the double summits of Mother Hubbard's formation and to the far right Window Blind Peak



Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Window Blind Peak Area : Window Blind Peak - North R... (5.7)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 4, 2016

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Comments: Jeremiah, you made things much harder on yourself than necessary on the approach. It is much easier if you keep walking east around Mother Hubbard's Shoe/West Point tower on an old road, and then go up a relatively easy though strenuous gully.

I got suckered into trying the approach you did on my first attempt too, but bailed pretty quickly and then figured out the better approach the next day.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Beckey's Wall Area
By: Andrew Gram When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: The chances of your slings/locking biner staying there for any length of time are 0.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Captain Jack (5.7)
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 22, 2016

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Comments: Good route that takes good gear, and what runouts there are just above the bolts are no different or harder than what is on Six Pence next door. Additional bolts are definitely not necessary.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : Kor-Ingalls Route (5.9+) : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: OK photo, but that watermark is just awful.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Coal Wash : Joe and His Dog - His Dog T... (5.8 C2)
By: Andrew Gram When: Jan 8, 2016

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Comments: Damn, you've been everywhere Frosty. We didn't see any signs of traffic on Joe looking at it from the ground, so we were hoping it was unclimbed too. Any chance you could post your routes on Joe and Golden Gate tower?


Location: Utah : Moab Area
By: Andrew Gram When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: It varies, but usually the sunny aspects are fine in the winter. Don't climb if it is wet from rain or melting snow. I've climbed Castleton in January in a t-shirt, but i've also totally frozen in March. One nice thing is that motels in Moab are typically really cheap in the winter, which can be nice during the very long cold nights.


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