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Areas = 15
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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Long Canyon > Maverick Buttress > Boot Hill (5.12b)
By: brat When: Sep 24, 2017

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Comments: It's more of a chicken-wing dynamic belly flop.

Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > French Cattle Ranch > Sector Shinto > Center El Shinto (5.12a/b)
By: brat When: Jul 29, 2017

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Comments: The bolts are pretty far to the right of the path of least resistance (the chalked holds). I took the swinging fall at the crux, caught my feet on the slab below, and flipped upside down. Wear a helmet for this one.

Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > Mondo Beyondo > World Domination > Bobby's Got a Dirty Mouth (5.11c)
By: brat When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: This felt much much harder than all the other .11c routes I've done in Ten Sleep. The entrance moves onto the bulge were super grim. I'm 5'4".

Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > Mondo Beyondo > Cody Night Rodeo (and the B... > Cowgirls Smuggling Yo-Yo's (5.11b)
By: brat When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: Don't agree with AH, not a good warmup, nor a 4-star route.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Little Valley > Pinky Tower > Ring Sizer (5.10 PG13)
By: brat When: Apr 27, 2017

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Comments: I'm 5'4" and the face moves on p2 felt super hard. Much harder than the last pitch on In Search of Suds on Washer Woman (which I did the next day).

Location: Montana > Hyalite Canyon > Dribbles Area > The Dribbles (WI4)
By: brat When: Jan 15, 2017

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Comments: The big tree for the last rap on the avalanche gulch descent is dead. There aren't any other readily available rap options. Just a heads up.

Location: Utah > San Rafael Swell > San Rafael Swell - South > Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... > E Crags (DBC Canyon) > Death by Chocolate (5.8+)
By: brat When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: Went up 2/28/2016. Tat on rap anchors was in a pretty bad way, really sun-bleached, except the station on top of p3 which looked fine. I replaced cord on one bolt of each anchor and trimmed off the really bad stuff. Next party to head up will probably want to bring more cord and a knife.

Location: Europe > France > Northern Alps > Chamonix Mont Blanc > Aiguilles de Chamonix > ... > Arête des Papillons (5.8)
By: brat When: Jul 18, 2015

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Comments: This route goes free at 5c+/6a depending where you look... not 5.8. It could go at 5.8 A0.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Washington Column > Astroman (5.11c) > Photo
By: brat When: Feb 13, 2015

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Comments: Taking pictures in the Harding Slot... not what most people think to do :)

Location: Colorado > Naturita and Paradox Valley > Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall > Chaos Spider (5.11-)
By: brat When: Oct 19, 2013

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Comments: Start's pretty loose. It will be a different climb if that block blows.

Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Grand Central Station > ... > Photo
By: brat When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: LMo on the front page!

Location: Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... > The Flying Dutchman (5.4 WI2-3) > Photo
By: brat When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: I used to go to the mountains for solitude...

... then I moved to Colorado.

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Sand Gulch > Contest Wall > Apple Jam (5.11a)
By: brat When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: There is a sport bolted crack to the right of "The Apple Bites Back".... I believe the climb described here was retrobolted.

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Sand Gulch > Contest Wall > Cactus Carrie (5.11b/c)
By: brat When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: As of 4/28/13, the anchor has only one hanger and is not equipped for rappel (except for my friend's bail biner). Be careful out there, folks!

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Sand Gulch > Contest Wall > The Apple Bites Back (5.11c)
By: brat When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: Second bolt would be pretty scary if you're 5'3" like me. You'd have to pull some committing moves with ground fall potential. I was happy to be on toprope for this one.

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Sand Gulch > Contest Wall > Cactus Drop (5.10d)
By: brat When: Mar 18, 2013

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Comments: For my 5'3" self, I thought this one was harder than Regroovable next to it!

Location: California > High Sierra > 09 - Palisades and Surround... > Temple Crag > Photo
By: brat When: May 11, 2012

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Comments: I found Waldo!

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Book > The Pages Wall Area > Osiris (5.7+)
By: brat When: Apr 2, 2012

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Comments: So, I lived in Yosemite for years and have had more than my share of old school 5.7 granite chimneys. I can enjoy that stuff. I am definitely not a sport climber.

And I downright hated Osiris. I'll go out on a limb and say it was possibly the least enjoyable climb of my life (and I climbed it on a beautiful day with beautiful people.)

The first pitch was grunty, but not bad, but the rest of it was flared, loose, convoluted, and had bushes growing out of it. I've only climbed a few routes at Lu... more >>

Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > The Smoke Bluffs > ... > Jabberwocky (5.10b)
By: brat When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: Might be easier than .10b if you're taller.

Location: Oceania > New Zealand > South Island > Paynes Ford
By: brat When: Dec 26, 2007

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Comments: To get to Paynes Ford, let's assume you're starting in Nelson:

Follow signs to Richmond (I think you'll be on Hwy. 6, heading roughly west). When you get to Richmond, follow signs to Motueka. When you get to Mot, follow signs to Takaka. (If you must stop in Mot, there's a darling little independent theatre, I think it's called the Gecko or something like that.) You'll go up and over the Takaka Hill (bring water for your radiator if you car is so inclined). Driving time from Nelson is about ... more >>

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