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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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All 151 | Routes 36 | Areas 7 | Approach Trails | Photos 18 | Page Improvements | Comments 12 | Posts 1 | Stars 59 | Ratings 18

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Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Temple of Sinawava > Right Toilet Bowl Crack (5.10a)
By: B Roth When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: I should have added this sooner when I had a fresher memory. There is a two pitch extension to this route after you finish pitch five, probably goes at around 10c/d. It's the obvious hand crack that you can see as you hang out on the large sloping slab waiting for your partner to finish.

The first pitch is an excellent handcrack, mostly 1's and 2's as I recall however it was a bit sandy. If it were done more it would probably be nice and clean. It ends at an awkward sloping ledge; there a... more >>

Location: Utah > Saint George > Snow Canyon State Park > Island In The Sky > Sand Dunes > Leopard Skin (5.7)
By: B Roth When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: You can link the last two pitches with a 60, no 70 required. The non bolted sections of the first pitch (assuming you start at the same spot as for gratitude on the left) is hands so the 5.9 leader probably needs nothing more than a #1,2, and 3 camalot to feel comfortable (I take a #2 and a link cam). If you do decide to link the last two pitches bring some extenders and start using them as the 3rd pitch bolts start moving slightly to the right (5 - 6 bolts up) to save yourself some headache. ... more >>

Location: Utah > Saint George > Turtle Wall > Banana Dance (5.11d)
By: B Roth When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Adding a stainless steel quick link is a bad idea unless the chain, hanger, and bolt are stainless as well. The mixture of stainless and plated steel will cause galvanic corrosion and the anchor will likely start rusting the next time it gets wet.

Location: Utah > Saint George > Green Valley Gap > The Quickening (5.12b)
By: B Roth When: Mar 8, 2014

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Comments: This is a really fun crimpy / balance oriented route. I feel like this is one of the better routes at the gap. It's sustained with quality moves. Would make a good project for someone looking to move into the 12's.

Location: Utah > Saint George
By: B Roth When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: For the most part they climb at all the places that they climb at in the winter - just at different times of the day. Some places are a bad idea to visit in the summer like the underworld or zen wall because they have such a short shade window.

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Second Pullout > Sweet Pain Wall > Pain in the Neck (5.10 R)
By: B Roth When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: I'm just not seeing the 10a on this route. The first couple bolts require balance and good sloper work. I felt the opening moves on this one were more difficult than anything on glitter gulch.

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Second Pullout > Sweet Pain Wall > Sister of Pain (5.11c)
By: B Roth When: Mar 17, 2012

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Comments: would be a three star route if the start wasn't so awkward. The strange start is fairly mild if you get the beta right (my first time hit every single crappy edge hoping for something better).

Location: Utah > Saint George > Chuckawalla Wall > Farmers Tan (5.11d)
By: B Roth When: Jun 12, 2011

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Comments: Yes and no Mr. Brown. This route was semi bolted by the guys that put up all the original routes back in the day. For some some reasons mostly unknown the bolts were pulled and the holes well covered (if you look closely you can find a couple). This route follows a slightly different line and avoids the problems it originally had (one of which was water runoff in the black streak).

Location: Utah > Saint George > Chuckawalla Wall > The Cross (5.11d)
By: B Roth When: May 17, 2010

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Comments: I think the grade for this rate is fairly accurate. However in keeping with the sandbag nature of chuckwalla in general I think the grade should be more like 12d as it is much more difficult than many of the other 12's in the area (mostly because it is sustained hard 11 climbing whereas the others have a couple 12 moves and then 5.10 to the top).

Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Cerberus Gendarme > Mean High Tide (5.11)
By: B Roth When: Mar 8, 2010

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Comments: The whole time I kept thinking, iron messiah. It's a bit harder, and the rocks a little looser, and in general more fun. I'm not interested in climbing this thing again, however it's worth it for the summit. I'd advise you bring some extra webbing and some rap rings to augment/replace anything from sun wear.

Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Cerberus Gendarme > Fails of Power (5.11c)
By: B Roth When: Apr 26, 2009

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Comments: most folks layback the flake (or bulge) which feels exposed, however it's pretty easy to keep jamming it which doesn't feel exposed at all.

Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Cerberus Gendarme > Squeeze Play (5.10a)
By: B Roth When: Apr 11, 2009

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Comments: for a harder and interesting variation try climbing the last 20 feet using only the thin crack on the right, I think it goes at about 11c this way

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