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Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Shoshone Lava Tubes : The "Big" Cave : Teaser (5.10d)
By: dave bingham When: Jul 7, 2017

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Comments: err...there is no route in the cave called "Teaser".


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Tail Feather (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 20, 2017

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Comments: Tail Feather anchor has been repaired and is good to go. Thanks Hannah North!!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Lower Decadent - Asian Wall : Steppes of Central Asia (5.8)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 18, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the bolt update!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : The Boxtop : Boxtop Crack (5.6)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 15, 2017

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Comments: Having never done this, my guidebook description is pretty vague. The topo shows the line joining "Boxtop Traverse", rather than cutting left. Thanks for clarifying, but I'm pretty sure this obvious crack has been done before, and probably shouldn't be renamed. Cheers.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : BLM Rock - West Corridor : Do Rangers Dream of Electri... (5.10d)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: Maybe a little contrived - but in a good way. "Line of most resistance" - always the best way!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Tail Feather (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: May 15, 2017

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Comments: The guidebook topo and text describe this route as "20 feet or so left of Raindance", so you walk right by the heavily used staging area to get to Tail Feather. That said,the start of Raindance is a weird gully feature that's not so great looking. As for any "long reaches"; if you're reaching high to clip, it probably means you've got a bolt at your knees and should make another move before clipping!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Citation (5.11c)
By: dave bingham When: May 2, 2017

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Comments: New hardware installed 05/17
Thanks ASCA


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : The Fine Line (5.11c)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 24, 2017

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Comments: Bolt / Anchor replacement:
Locals are working with the ASCA, the AF and the SNRA on this. Don't hold your breath, but I think we may eventually get it worked out to do anchor maintenance on the Perch. In the meantime, it's critical for climbers not to do any anchor replacement. The Sawtooth's are precious territory for many, including wilderness managers. Let's make sure we don't take any backward... more >>


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Get a Life (5.11a)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Pretty sure this has 7 bolts after re-engineering a few years ago. No longer too scary!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Burlymon (5.12a)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Soft? Compared to...?


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Magma (5.11d)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: New half-inch hardware from ASCA installed spring 2017.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Ziplock (5.11a/b)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: New half-inch hardware installed in 2016.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Sanitary Landfill (5.10b)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Rebolted with SS half-inch hardware from ASCA, spring 2017.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Black Thing (5.11b/c)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Bolts on Black Thing have been replaced (spring 2017) w SS hardware donated by Greg Barnes / ASCA.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Black Thing (5.11b/c)
By: dave bingham When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Pretty much no one goes the original 11c way, which avoids the leftward jug traverse via a silly boulder problem. The traverse makes this makes the route a decent warm-up at maybe 11a.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Tail Feather (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Dec 10, 2016

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Comments: With help from Hannah North and Mike Engle.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Northeast : Beyond and Back (5.8)
By: dave bingham When: Aug 23, 2016

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Comments: This sounds like the existing 5.8, "Beyond and Back". I don't think it gets done much, and may well feel like an FA!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : Solstice (5.9+)
By: dave bingham When: Aug 23, 2016

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Comments: I noticed some unenlightened individual took the grey painted lowering biners from the anchor. Lame. Hopefully a time will come when people understand the concept of fixed gear!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - East : Catwalk (5.8 PG13)
By: dave bingham When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Tony, that's a pretty funny comment about "poorly protected sandbags" getting extra stars! The only explanation I can think of is these routes are the ones you work a bit harder for and remember more than more pedestrian outings.It seems the same phenomenon exists for hard routes that seem to get lots of stars. I sent a friend up on Catwalk yesterday and he hated it because it was scary! To each his own I guess.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : Hidden Cliff : Boys, Like Jen (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Jul 8, 2016

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Comments: FA Amos Galpin


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mojo (5.12b/c PG13)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: This is an amazing line in it's upper pitches, but it's hard to tell where this starts from the topo - Looks like its just l. of the Mountaineers, which is where "Chasing the Dragon" is. A better topo or photo-topo would be great. R.I.P. Justin.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Chasing the Dragon (5.11+ A0)
By: dave bingham When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: P-3 involves a flared crack, which has a very sketchy thin flake in the back that's ready to come out. (I jumped off when the flake started to peel off and ripped two c3's) I'd advise avoiding this pitch until it gets cleaned out or a bolt is added to allow climbing without using the loose flake, which would likely direct-hit the belayer.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : Tiny Time (5.4 X)
By: dave bingham When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure if this line is distinct enough from the already densely packed routes to qualify as a named route. I wonder if this 5.4X "route" ever be repeated.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Building Blocks : Building Blocks - East : Technicolor (5.12b)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 9, 2016

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Comments: Just "Technicolor" not "Technicolor Arete".


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Creekside : Nairobi (5.12a)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: haha. Josh - I did give it 3 stars in the old book, so I liked it too! Can't wait to go for a review, probably get my butt kicked!


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