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Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : Classic Rock : Sticky Fingers (5.10)
By: drewford When: Jul 15, 2017

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Comments: Loose flake just before the anchor - pull down carefully.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : Classic Rock
By: drewford When: Jul 15, 2017

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Comments: A fun wall with well-bolted slabby routes. Needs a bit more traffic, but the stone is sublime. A good intro to moderate Fins climbing.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Utah Hills : Woodbury Road Crags : Kelly's Rock : Gnashing of Teeth (5.10b)
By: drewford When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: The Metolius rap hangers could use chains.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Utah Hills : Woodbury Road Crags : Kelly's Rock : Czech Frogs Say Qua (5.11c)
By: drewford When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: Essentially an alternate start to K9. But way fun because it's not nearly as hard!


Location: Utah : Saint George : Utah Hills : Woodbury Road Crags : Kelly's Rock : K-9 (5.12b)
By: drewford When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: Short but bouldery crux at the start. The rest is super fun.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Utah Hills : Woodbury Road Crags : Kelly's Rock : K-8 (5.11b)
By: drewford When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: The stars speak for themselves. Just do it. Super fun route.

Historical note: all the "K" routes at this crag were put up by Kelly Oldroyd from Salt Lake City.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Utah Hills : Woodbury Road Crags : Kelly's Rock
By: drewford When: Jun 13, 2017

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Comments: This wall is named after Kelly Oldroyd, a great guy and strong as hell climber from Salt Lake. Thanks for the great routes Kelly!


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : ... : Photo
By: drewford When: May 16, 2017

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Comments: Gotta check out the second and third. The movement gets better.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Westwind Buttress : Sacrifice (5.10d) : Photo
By: drewford When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: Nice butt shot of me Clay. Yes, the start of the crack is seasonally wet.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail : The Billboard : This Must Be The Pickle (5.13a)
By: drewford When: Mar 24, 2017

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Comments: I've seen a few "sends" lower from the Atmosphere anchors. The Pickle has it's own anchors. To reach them you have to negotiate a testy little slab section that moves right and up to chains that are at 1 o'clock from the Atmosphere anchor.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : War Zone
By: drewford When: Jan 26, 2017

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Comments: Yep, that's Ronnie O. Quite a character. Climbing used to have (and still needs) colorful characters. I'll never forget witnessing a scene between Ron and Mugs Stump. Ron was bragging about how he was going to drill pockets all the way up the right side of the Monkeyfinger dihedral. Mugs loomed over Ron, punched his finger in his chest and said, "Do and I'll break you in half." Ron beat a hasty retreat.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coalpit Gulch : Waterfall Wall : Cool Your Jets (5.12a)
By: drewford When: Oct 27, 2016

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Comments: +1 for bolt replacement


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail : The Billboard : Monkey Brains (5.13a)
By: drewford When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: Spicy


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Haven : Hands of Blue (5.10c)
By: drewford When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: A bit contrived down low, but fun moves up high.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Haven : Two by Two (5.11b)
By: drewford When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: A bit more reach makes the crux easier.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : Speed Of Life (5.12b R)
By: drewford When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: You're just promoting grade erosion Mr. Heller.

Historical note: when the route went up, the second bolt was actually a 1/4" buttonhead that I'd cinch a wire over. Some well-meaning retro'er added the hangered bolt years later.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Jet Lag (5.12d)
By: drewford When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: As with most City 12's, don't expect to leave your crimping skills behind on this one.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Siesta (5.11b)
By: drewford When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: A great route in my book. But I'm also 6' 2" with a +2. Bring a stick clip or small cams to soften the sporty start.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Electric Avenue
By: drewford When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: Not sure why many of these routes are not included in the classics list. They're all worth doing.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Crack of Doom (5.11c)
By: drewford When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Originally called "5.9 with a bouldery start" by the FA Lowe clan.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : ... : Photo
By: drewford When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Yeah. Would have been nice.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : Ankle Biters (5.11)
By: drewford When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Hey B. If memory serves, it finishes up the small dihedral on bolts. Never used any gear. See photo: mountainproject.com/v/10798204...


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Prince of Darkness (5.10c)
By: drewford When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: Just repeated this route after many years. Thanks to the ASCA for the nice big bolts and belays. Don't lose hope if the second pitch slabiness and foot pain doesn't suit you. The rest of the route is more positive and IMHO, way fun.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Blade Runner (aka The Ginge... (5.10b PG13)
By: drewford When: Nov 18, 2015

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Comments: Looks like a great addition to existing routes on the buttress. Adding it to the list. Thanks.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Cecret Lake : ... : Puff Puff Pass (5.10a)
By: drewford When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Rock quality is not as good as the routes to the left.


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