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Total Points: 280

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



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All 155 | Routes | Areas | Approach Trails | Photos 56 | Page Improvements | Comments 5 | Posts 30 | Stars 47 | Ratings 17

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Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Pine Creek Canyon > Challenger Wall > Adventure Punks (5.10d)
By: Ben Smith When: Jan 2, 2018

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Comments: It appears the Pitch 5 bolts (alongside the offwidth) have been chopped. I came across 2 bolt holes filled with epoxy rather than stainless. Armed with a single #4, #5, & #6, I backed off.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Supercrack Buttress > Wild Works of Fire (5.10 R)
By: Ben Smith When: Jul 1, 2017

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Comments: On anchors and the grade:
- There is an anchor at 50'. Climbing to this 5.10.
- Climbing to 100' is 5.11(-). The traverse at 50' is not R-rated.
- Bloom describes a 2-bolt anchor at 100'. This anchor does not exist, or I couldn't find it. I traversed to the anchors on 3AM Crack, and this was R-rated.
- There may be bolted anchors on the 2nd pitch, or they may be a myth. I didn't venture this far.
- Now there's less of a chance you'll get Bloombagged.


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > Linkups, Contrivances, Oddi... > East Bluff Linkups > Noble Arches (5.8 PG13)
By: Ben Smith When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Completed with Stew K . New low time is 9:10 from route 1 to route 25. Solo'd one pitch. Cold conditions made for fast, secure climbing and not much gear placement.

This is my favorite thing to do with a day at the Lake.


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... > D'Arcy's Buttress > Darkness At Noon (5.4)
By: Ben Smith When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Can be led with a standard single rack to 3". No big bros required.


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > Linkups, Contrivances, Oddi... > East Bluff Linkups > Noble Arches (5.8 PG13)
By: Ben Smith When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: Knocked out this linkup on Easter Sunday with DuWayne Effland. Total time: 12.5hrs (first to last pitch, not car-to-car). We used only 2 rap stations, 1 climbing pack, and no simul-climbing or soloing. This time could be significantly reduced. Make it so!

A big thanks to James for putting together this linkup. Its an excellent tour of the rampart and a great way to bu... more >>


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