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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: California : High Desert : New Jack City : Photo
By: bheller When: Jun 21, 2017

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Comments: They're both men Zoso...I know...dresses...throws em off everytime


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Division Wall : Division (5.11d)
By: bheller When: Jun 14, 2017

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Comments: In my honest opinion this route is standard 11d and Liquid O with the best beta is 11c...I feel if you use these for "standard calibration 12a" you will be off.


Location: Utah : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Box Canyon : Jehovah Wall : Deceptacon (5.12d)
By: bheller When: Jun 11, 2017

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Comments: Great route- new and improved beta keeps this one 12c- one of my favorite at Maple.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Glass Ocean and Environs : Hydroplane (5.10c)
By: bheller When: Jun 7, 2017

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Comments: Hide-Yo-Plane! From below it doesn't look too good BUT.. Loved it! Great find JS!
9 bolts to metolius rap-hangers.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Thin Slice of Time (5.10c)
By: bheller When: May 26, 2017

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Comments: An obscure "collectors edition" route that was too unique to not climb. Those folds of interbedded quartzite and shale are too cool! Although there was a lot of suspect rock, the lower half ate-up cams (mostly 1 inch and smaller). I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone without years of trad climbing experience.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Convent : Buddha's Delight (5.12)
By: bheller When: Apr 5, 2017

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Comments: Looks great! I'm sure putting that line up was a blast- makes me want to get down there:) Thanks for sharing.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Thumb Area : Monkey Lip (5.12d)
By: bheller When: Mar 8, 2017

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Comments: I think we should ask Dana what he thinks about it...I think he lives in CO now, I ran into him a few years back...

If anyone reading this knows him and has his contact info, would you pass on this message?

It seems it could be a good candidate for bolt reduction at a minimum.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Golden Showers (5.12b)
By: bheller When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: I was surprised to find this line was just as hard as its neighbor to the left (Unrelieable). A strange line with multiple cruxy sections- not bad by any means, but far from a 4 star classic- like even farther than BCC is from LCC;) Almost 3 stars.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Badlands (5.12a)
By: bheller When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: A key crystal some-what recently peeled off on this route rendering it more difficult at the crux. Of course if you are one of the few who are over 6 feet tall and have great flexibility you can simply stem the crux and earn the 12a grade. Calling Big Red!!! If not, you must perform one of the strangest moves this strange canyon has to offer. These strange-hard moves prove quite satisfying once unlocked. I feel confident calling the non-giant crux solid V5, and therefore the route 12c. There are... more >>


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Mexican Mountain Road Area : Dylan Wall : ... : Photo
By: bheller When: Oct 18, 2016

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Comments: Isis it seems


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Hornets Nest : Beetle Juice (5.12b)
By: bheller When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: Paul Piana lists this as 12b in his book Big Walls.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : Armageddon (5.12a)
By: bheller When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: Definitely harder than 12a below the first chains, and so squeezed at the bottom its lame. The unpleasant tweaking at the low roof was a bummer. The extension was brilliant and hard- compression moves with horrid feet.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : Clockwork Orange (5.12c)
By: bheller When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: If this route had been bolted offset in a way that followed the holds instead of having just a plumb line of bolts, the experience would have been greatly improved. I felt it was the best line on the wall and it was really a letdown to have it squeezed so hard by Armegeddon- even to the point of sharing holds. A single shared start with divergent bolt lines would have been much better.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : First Blood (5.12c)
By: bheller When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: As a pure and beautiful line, it is a shame it was squeezed so hard by neighboring routes.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Cannabis Wall : Something Wild (5.12d)
By: bheller When: Sep 27, 2016

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Comments: Hyper-tech! There's more bolts than holds on this route! Still great climbing, it's like a brain teaser of micro funk! 12d...that's hilarious!


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Escape Buttress : Middle Class Socialist Brat (5.10a)
By: bheller When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Great full body warm-up and harder than 5.10a in many sections you damn sandbaggers.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Bingo Baby : 40 oz to Freedom (5.12c)
By: bheller When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Agreed one of the best in AF, and best of grade most likely...it's a total shame the bolt job is jingus on the lower half... disappointing


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : White Wave Wall : Naked Nebula (5.12a)
By: bheller When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: A total handbag at 12a...it feels the same difficulty as License to Thrill...11c
Be careful with the slab...ground falls possible.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Jet Screamin' Hooter Queens (5.11b)
By: bheller When: Sep 23, 2016

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Comments: Peter must be bad at raising money...I moved YEARS ago... I wish I could just flyover that state and not have to always driveover it on the way to real climbing...


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Blue Walls : Genetic Loadings (5.12b)
By: bheller When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: Beautiful blue and tan streaked rock- among the most aesthetic in the canyon.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower Three : Virga (5.11+)
By: bheller When: Sep 8, 2016

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Comments: Great route and great write up! Spot on Boissal. Techy thin sustained (and clean!) alpine limestone (marble). Balancy and weavy with hidden holds. 11D...Why? Because it's harder and certainly more involved than Medussa (perhaps a soft 11c), and its also harder than Shelter From The Storm's first pitch... 11d.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : ... : Photo
By: bheller When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Now hear hear! If you're gonna bolt that damn choss crack, don't post it so tastelessly!!! Chomp chop chomp!


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : Sales Pitch Area : Pokey's Overhang (5.10b)
By: bheller When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Pokey is still cranking...ran into him in KY a couple of years ago;)


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : Speed Of Life (5.12b R)
By: bheller When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Though of that Talladega...'cept all the other routes on the wall more or less felt accurately graded. What I wouldn't give right now for 40 degrees!;)


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : Purple Horizons (5.11d)
By: bheller When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: With tenuous stances, and sparce micro specific gear that is difficult to place, this route is more deserving of an R rating upgrade than many routes that already have it.


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