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Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > The Fin > Lyin & Cryin (5.7+)
By: ddriver When: Oct 9, 2017

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Comments: Pitch 3 is really good. Best to approach via the Wasatch Harlem however.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Moss Ledges > Salmonella (5.9+) > Photo
By: ddriver When: Sep 10, 2017

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Comments: One can only wish.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Moss Ledges > Hibatchi Time (5.9+)
By: ddriver When: Sep 5, 2017

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Comments: "The best way to finish is the crack that traverses under the face."

Super fun. Whole route is fun, clean, and well chalked. Surprised how much water is at the base even now.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Moss Ledges > Salmonella (5.9+)
By: ddriver When: Sep 5, 2017

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Comments: Get it together Stan. Don't do the Hibachi roof. Follow the hand crack under the large triangular roof that Hibachi passes on the right. You can start in the same crack system from the creek, i.e. not the corner next to the purple guy but the next seam left. This makes the route run straight and only about 5.7 so maybe I did it all wrong and you can ignore this. I used 5 hexes to protect this route and next time (like there'll be one) I'll take more. Hibachi is 2 or 3 times the... more >>


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Strone Crag > Starstruck (5.8) > Photo
By: ddriver When: Aug 21, 2017

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Comments: For those using a single 60, currently rigged for rappel.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Patty's Ridge > Patty's Ridge (5.5)
By: ddriver When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: See here: Stairmaster

"2 bolts and chain for an anchor"


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > The Dead Snag > Ad Lib (5.10a)
By: ddriver When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: Worth doing. Stances remind of Goodro's. Take your stoppers.


Location: Utah > West Desert > House Range > West Sawtooth Canyon > The Dark Side of the House > Red House (5.9)
By: ddriver When: Aug 7, 2017

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Comments: Bolts (4) are buttonheads, probably 5/16. The first one is protruding and bent, others seem fine. Full on for 5.9.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Willow Canyon > Big Willow Cirque > Giggles (5.8)
By: ddriver When: Aug 3, 2017

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Comments: Approach is rarely a consideration for grade, and 11th Hour is a Grade II regardless of what this site may say. 4 pitches of 5.8 should only take 2 hours to climb.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Summit Wall > The Open Book (5.7) > Photo
By: ddriver When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: Climb the dihedral on the left instead. It's much cleaner than it looks in the photo, has great locks and gear, and offers a traverse over to the belay at just the right spot.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Pentapitch Area > Pentapass (5.7)
By: ddriver When: Jul 17, 2017

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Comments: 20 feet right? You mean the clean corner maybe 5 feet right?

See cdn-files.apstatic.com/climb/9...

Agree it is a good start for Sasquatch if Pentapitch is occupied, and more direct. Good name, definitely better than D.A.D.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Tanners Gulch > Hidden Heavenly Slab > North of Heaven (5.9)
By: ddriver When: Jul 9, 2017

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Comments: "The huge flake you have to pull onto after the bolted section of P3 is a bit unnerving..." To say the least. I don't think I will repeat that pitch.


Location: Europe > Italy > Dolomites > Sella Group > Passo Sella Area > ... > Rampenfuehre / "Ramp" Route (5.6)
By: ddriver When: Jun 28, 2017

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Comments: I think the Italians call this Rampa Torso.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > The Dead Snag > Die Another Day (5.8-)
By: ddriver When: Jun 26, 2017

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Comments: Did this finish yesterday. It is worthy of listing as an independent line, as the seam runs about the full length of the upper face. You can make it completely independent by climbing the face just 10' right of the start to East Dihedrals to the first Steorts belay ledge and belay off the blocks at left end. Fun roof to start the second. Consistent 5.6 done in 2 pitches. Would repeat.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > The Dead Snag > Dead Snag Direttissima (5.8-)
By: ddriver When: Jun 26, 2017

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Comments: Found the start of your route. There is a 15'-high block behind a tree. The right side is the vertical dihedral start for East Dihedrals, the left is the arcing chimney start to Tiger's Den. Your seam is uphill about 10' from the latter.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Tanners Gulch > Minions of Chaos Area > Minions of Chaos (5.10+)
By: ddriver When: Jun 19, 2017

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Comments: Worry not, pitch 3 is now clean enough you won't need to get your grubby little fingers dirty.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Tanners Gulch > Hidden Heavenly Slab > North of Heaven (5.9)
By: ddriver When: Jun 19, 2017

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Comments: A note re pitch 2. The Granite Guide shows 6 bolts above the pin. There appear to only be 4. It looks like you can either climb runout slab left to the chains, or follow cracks right along the arête and get gear. The belay is also shown as a gear belay under the pitch 3 black water streak, and the description has a pin just above the belay. It appears there has been significant rock fall at this belay as there are no decent gear placements and the pin is no longer. Belay options are to tr... more >>


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Altered States Gully > Betty's Altered Elbow (5.9+)
By: ddriver When: Jun 9, 2017

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Comments: "Approach = bushwhacking"

You were lost.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Lonely Challenge Area > Eternal Flow (5.10c)
By: ddriver When: May 30, 2017

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Comments: Just about as good as any route of the grade in BCC, very fun and engaging to find the sequences. Rather than hike straight up the talus/scree gully do the approach to Talk and cut through the notch. A short traverse from there gets you to stable terrain nearly at the base.


Location: Utah > West Desert > House Range > Notch Peak > Book of Saturday (5.11a R)
By: ddriver When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: I noticed the comments re confusion on pitch 11 based on the description here:
"Pitch 11 (5.10b): Climb straight up and then left at the 3rd bolt to a big hueco and then the face above. A great, exposed pitch."

The "then left" is misleading and seems to throw people off. Climb the hueco bolt face (3-4 bolts) above the belay up to lower angle terrain under a massive hueco. Bypass this hueco on the right. There is a lower step right that will reveal one bolt (which I have m... more >>


Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Deep Lake Area
By: ddriver When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: "Approach as for the Cirque, but at Big Sandy Lake, keep going along the NE side of the lake to a trail that heads up toward Clear Lake and then Deep Lake."

The trail signage for this is now down/inadequate and is causing some folks to wind up on the Black Joe Lake trail. After the creek crossing, the major developed trail wraps around and up to Black Joe. For Deep Lake, either hug the creek bank or locate an unmarked steep downhill trail within about 100 feet. Either will take you... more >>


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Patty's Ridge > Patty's Ridge (5.5) > Photo
By: ddriver When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: nube leader


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Willard > Willard Canyon Waterfall (WI3)
By: ddriver When: Jan 20, 2016

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Comments: Right, that descent trail is massively good and easy, even goes back to the base area. Not tricky, don't have to find the green webbing, etc., etc.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Red Rock Wall > Red Rock (5.9 R)
By: ddriver When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: Luke is right about that french kissing stuff.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > The Thumb Area > The Standard Thumb (5.7)
By: ddriver When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: This route needs some love. The squeeze/chimney section climbs much better than you might think, cool stances and thought provoking, not really a grunt if you're comfortable with granite chimney technique.


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