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Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Right Fork > The Minimum Crag > Minimum Effort (5.10d)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: This is cleaning up nicely. Start is still a bit sandy, but way cleaner than it was 10 years ago.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Douthitt Mountain > Stuffed Valley > Orange Marmalade (5.11c)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Excellent route. Thoughtful moves on uniquely sculpted granite


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Laramie River Canyon Rocks > Gneiss Canyon > Bonnie Lass (5.8)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called 'Yogi Heaven" 5.8 in LRG. Continuous, engaging, and heady. Great route. Not 5.8. Small to finger sized cams optional to supplement bolts. 8 bolts to open shut lower offs.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > Half Pipe Dreams (5.10+)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Plane from Havana" 5.10 in LRG.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > A Lube Job on Tiger Rock (5.8)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Liquid Light Show" 5.9 in LRG. 13 bolts to anchors. Fun route.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > Tiger Woods Me on Tiger Roc... (5.8)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Big Rock Candy Mountain" and rated 5.10 in LRG. It's interesting that Horning, who if the LRG is to be believed, did the FAs of many of these routes with Orenczak & Lynn, reports the routes names and grades differently from LRG. Do these guys talk to each other?


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > Aid Line for Free (5.8+)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Surface Tension" 5.10 in Laramie Range Guide.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > River Road > Lighthouse Tower > Lonely Vigil (5.10)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 12, 2016

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Comments: Great route! Each pitch is unique & memorable. High over Moab & Greg G are spot on about rapping with a 70m. 2 raps from belay below last pitch. We went up & met a party coming down w 2 ropes. They read us MP comments on how grim rapping with a single 70m rope was. We were pleasantly surprised to find how obvious & easy it was. All that being said, if I was a local I'd replace the anchors on the last rappel on the Carter route.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Le virus souriant (5.10b)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Starting from the ground and without using the block this seemed 11a approaching the first bolt from the left, and 11b approaching from the right. If you stand high on the block and start the route, it decreases the difficulty a little to 10c/d.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Moby Dick (5.11b)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Brilliant climbing, but contrived bolting to increase intimidation factor. Crux bolt should be closer to the lip where apparently it used to be from the old bolt hold.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Perfecto (5.11c)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: 11c to V4 power crux...


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Les sinus déviants (5.11a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 28, 2016

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Comments: Seems odd that this route was chopped. It has some interesting climbing to a nice finish.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Quebec City, Charlevoix, Po... > Lac Long
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 28, 2016

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Comments: About 1.5 hrs from Quebec City. Bring a rack. Sport opportunities are limited.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 16, 2016

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Comments: Found book, "Daring to Trust" by David Richo and journal, at Animal World parking lot in Boulder Canyon, August 14, 2016.

Contact me at:
sarahaspaulding@gmail.com


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Maple Canyon Road > Windshield Wiper Wall > Never Go Left (5.12a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: 12a climbing and then you hit the V4 crux.


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Maple Canyon Road > Windshield Wiper Wall > DOO (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: Excellent new addition to the Wiper. May be the best route on the crag. 5 bolts of big hold warm up climbing to an Inobvious crux to a pumpy & technical head wall. Absolutely brilliant! Nice work to the FA.


Location: New Mexico > El Rito
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 2, 2014

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Comments: Many thanks to Jason Halladay for making a special trip out to El Rito and recovering my camera! In addition to putting up many awesome routes at significant personal expense, Jason went out of his way to recover a camera for a guy he didn't know. One thing that has kept me climbing for many decades has been meeting so many wonderful human beings, like Jason, who are part of our tribe. Thanks, bro...


Location: New Mexico > Los Alamos & White Rock > White Rock > Below The Old New Place > L Dopa (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Pleasant route. 4-5 pieces: finger size nuts/aliens & red Camalot at top; Worn cold shuts; Watch out for loose rock on ledge when pulling rope or lowering.


Location: New Mexico > Los Alamos & White Rock > White Rock > Below The Old New Place > P.M.S. (5.10a)
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Worn cold shuts at top; Watch out for loose rock on ledge when pulling rope or lowering.


Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Poudre Canyon > Triple Tier Area > Chimney Sweep Wall > Bert (5.10b)
By: Chris Archer When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: A cam protects the start. The crack varies, anything from #1-2.5 Friends/#0.5 to 1 Camalots work.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > 2nd Meat Wall > Unknown R of Tube Steaks (5.10-)
By: Chris Archer When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: If you free the anchor clip this is solid 5.11, otherwise 5.10 A0.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flagstaff > Three of a Kind Wall > The Traverse (V5)
By: Chris Archer When: Feb 19, 2014

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Comments: There is a good low variation that uses some big slopers and a thin crimp that adds a little more challenge to this classic and bumps it to V5. It's an SDS that starts with both hands on a sloping pinch, moves left slapping more slopers, and joins the regular traverse at the first set of jugs. From the jugs, continue staying low to an undercling and cross through into the crack at the mid-point. Recommended. I tried for years but was never able to send the final 6-8' low variation from the cra... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Eldorado Canyon Bouldering > West Ridge Boulders > Terminator Traverse (V6-)
By: Chris Archer When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: Reported grade history:

West Ridge Traverse V5 & Terminator var. V6 (Colo. Bouldering Front Range 2012, Colo. Bouldering 2003: Beningfield & Samet; Colo. Bouldering 1999: Beningfield).

West Ridge Traverse V6 & Terminator var. V7 (Bouldering Colo. 2008 & Best of Boulder Bouldering 2000: Horan).


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Eldorado Canyon Bouldering > West Ridge Boulders > West Ridge Traverse (V5)
By: Chris Archer When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: Sun until 3 pm 20 January.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Sport Park > Owl Prow > Linking Logs (5.11d)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Chipped, but one of the top five chipped routes at the Sport Park.


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