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

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Location: Arizona > Central Arizona > **Prescott Areas > Granite Mountain > Middle Section > Said and Done (5.9+)
By: Boots McGoots When: Jan 15, 2018

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Comments: So far the biggest sandbag I have encountered at a place known for sandbagged routes. Be prepared for strenuous 5.10 climbing.

Location: Arizona > Central Arizona > **Prescott Areas > Granite Mountain > Middle Section > Chameleon (5.8)
By: Boots McGoots When: Dec 31, 2017

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Comments: Let it be known... When the crack and gear peter out on the third pitch (if not linking pitches) move LEFT around the arete to the right leaning crack.

To the one in charge of the route description on this page... fix this error, for going right (as you described) is neither safe nor pleasant.

Location: Arizona > Central Arizona > Mingus Mountain
By: Boots McGoots When: Dec 13, 2017

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Comments: Not a bad little crag at all, but what is the deal with all of the anchors? Most of them were one bolt/one rap ring, or one bolt/one bolt with a quick-link (laying flat to the wall). Curious if you have had problems with people stealing rap rings or if you set it up this way intentionally.

Location: Washington > Central-West Cascades & Sea... > Skykomish Valley > Index
By: Boots McGoots When: Jul 7, 2017

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Comments: I was a bit hesitant to come and stay here based on some of the remarks about break ins. I have sensed no threats so far. The town folk are super friendly, wave to everyone. All the parking seems rather conspicuous. No reason to avoid this beautiful place. I suspect the only people around here who would value the climbing gear in your car is climbers...

Location: Asia > Japan > Okinawa Prefecture > Okinawa > Mt Katsu (Katsuyama)
By: Boots McGoots When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: The listed directions are not quite incomplete, but confusing. If you are looking to get to the lost world, middle ground and perch...

After turning right off of 449 (after the Bridgestone building) continue on this road (passing an initial stop light). Follow this road as it winds you closer to the obvious mountain. You will see the mentioned wooden shack on the right, but continue past it to where the road pinches down to one lane. Park at the lot on the right. Continue on foot down this roa... more >>

Location: Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Pistol Ridge > Ride 'em Cowboy (5.7)
By: Boots McGoots When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Not sure if they just got chopped, but there are no anchors. Having to deal with setting one up quite far back, and having to bring up my second and move a ways over to rap off a tree took away from the quality of the climb. Juice might not be worth the squeeze (due to length of climb, or lack there of, not the quality of the climbing). Just my two cents.

Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Horsethief Lake Area > The Chessmen > Mt. Dallymore > Dallymore Spur (5.7)
By: Boots McGoots When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: The rap off seems a little sketchy. There were three pieces of fried tat, poorly wrapped around the summit. I opted for a needles style rap off. If you choose to do this, be weary, I had a 70m rope, and a 60 might leave you dangling a few feet off the ground

Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Iron Mountain > Turtle Dome > The Roof (5.9+)
By: Boots McGoots When: May 18, 2013

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Comments: The guidebook calls this 5.9+, as would I. Awesome climb!

Location: South Dakota > Custer State Park > Sylvan Lake > Photographers' Peak Area > Photographer's Peak > Aggressive Tendoncies (5.11c/d)
By: Boots McGoots When: Nov 2, 2012

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Comments: Any description where the route begins/ends?

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > The Diamond > Ariana (5.12a)
By: Boots McGoots When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: Was thinking about doing a solo aid of this route. Anyone see any inherent obstacles in this? Was planning on going midweek, fixing the first two pitches one day, sleeping, and then firing the last four pitches the next day. Was hoping to get away with a single 70m rope, and a hammock bivy on broadway. Any concerns, thoughts, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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