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Location: Wyoming : Wind River Range : Deep Lake Area : Steeple Peak : North Ridge (5.8)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: 21 hours ago

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Comments: On the day we went to climb this route my partner had this page and all comments printed out. He forgot it in the tent. Thank God he did because the amount of confusing and contradictory information is staggering. Even the Bechtel guide is vague and not particularly useful.

The first two pitches are pretty easy to find and follow. The first pitch starts a little ways up after some 4th class terrain on the West side. A pair of cracks start you off. The left one (with the wide looking start) is t... more >>


Location: Utah : Maple Canyon : Middle Fork : Armory, The : Slamfire (5.9)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jun 17, 2017

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Comments: Go to the top for the view but expect marginal climbing past pitch 1.


Location: Utah : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Sushi Bar : Big Man Sushi (5.5)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jun 17, 2017

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Comments: Pulled off a few big holds. Just needs more traffic and people and it'll be a Maple Classic within spitting distance of the road.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor : Slab Route (5.7+)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Mar 6, 2017

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Comments: Exciting for a 5.7. Some spots for a pretty long fall if you're not paying attention. Not much to hit, but it would be rashy.


Location: Utah : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Flying Raptor's Area : Manakin Dance (5.8+)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Sep 5, 2016

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Comments: This is a really exciting line. Has some great variety and is well protected, even for the squeamish. The final moves to the top are great. Extra interesting if the lichen is still a little slimy from rain. Great way to the top of the tower. Allows a TR to be set for the other two routes.


Location: Utah : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Flying Raptor's Area : Bushtit (5.6)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Sep 5, 2016

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Comments: Pretty straightforward climbing. Just watch out for loose rocks at the ledge before the final bolt. A few of those are ready to come off.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : Warbonnet Peak : SE Face (5.7)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: We climbed this route in July 2016. Absolutely fantastic with the most exposure I've ever felt on a route. The summit pitch is so exciting it's almost unreal. Well worth the slog in from Redfish.

We got off the standard route pretty quick but I found it to be very pleasant anyway. Our Pitch 3 was different than standard. We climbed straight up the twin finger cracks (the one on the right was more secure and felt closer to 5.7). Instead of stepping left ar... more >>


Location: Wyoming : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : The ZoZone : Zozo's Dance (5.7)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: Felt almost two grades harder than the 5.7 just a few feet to the right. Great route!


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Static Wall : Transformer (5.8+)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this today and noticed one of the large holds near the second to last bolt was loose. Feels like quite a few of the holds have come off in the last few years. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise, it gets a vicious freeze/thaw cycle being next to Storm Mountain Falls.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Frolic Wall
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: This wall was tough to find at first. It is very visible from the road, but distinct from the Vertical Smile wall. You wouldn't walk from Vertical Smile to Frolic, they aren't connected. Probably a quarter mile north on the road. Look for a pulloff on the west side of the road and a small cairn showing the social trail to the crag. Gets late morning and afternoon sun. Less than 5 minute approach.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Frolic Wall : Unknown Handcrack (5.9)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: Nothing smaller than a #.75 camalot and nothing larger than a #2 camalot will fit. Definitely thin hands and will feel like .9+ for the large handed. Has some good feet and rests in spots so it goes pretty reasonably. Very simple to bump cams too so it protects very easily with a double rack. Great stone, but short.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Keel : Barking Up the Wrong Spider... (5.8)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Feb 20, 2016

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Comments: Quite a bit of loose rock between bolts one and two. I pulled off a big chunk of an important hand hold. It's a better foot now at least. Great moves up to the small ledge above bolt two.

I decided to bail at bolt three because I wasn't feeling particularly bold (as usual). The bolt is about chest level when standing on top of the small ledge. If you were to fall going above this bolt you would deck on the ledge and kiss your ankles goodbye.

I wanted to be psyched about the route, it looks lik... more >>


Location: Utah : West Desert : House Range : West Sawtooth Canyon : Candyland Buttress
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: There are a couple of bolts that intersect Candyland about 2/3 of the way up. They follow another quartz dike from the left side but I have no idea where the start is. An adventure route for sure.


Location: Utah : West Desert : Ibex : Corral Crags : Photo
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: This is Bodaggette.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Sawtooth Range : Super Slab : Regular Route (aka Central ... (5.6)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: A couple notes:

The social trail breaks off to the north within 30 feet of the boardwalks ending. If you haven't guessed, this slab faces south, towards Elephant's Perch.

P0 is a full 60m pitch and then some if started from the toe of the slab. I belayed off of a tree on the left. There are slings on the largest tree on the right.

There are still the two pins on top of P1 but I also noticed two bolts to the left of those pins after I already climbed P2.

P2 has some healthy runouts between ge... more >>


Location: Wyoming : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Shark's Nose : NW Buttress (5.6)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jul 26, 2015

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Comments: I found the information here (and on Summitpost) to be lacking. Seems like a lot of folks get off route on this climb and I can see why. Higher up on the route there are a lot of ways to get off route.

First off, I approached from Shadow Lake. Two other parties on the route that day approached from Overhanging Tower. This looked like a fairly straightforward scramble around that puts you just a hundred feet or so below the col between the peaks. From where you intersect the gully on that scramb... more >>


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face Variation: La Po... (5.10 X)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: Pretty sure I got off route on the Petit too. Don't think it was worthy of a whole new route though.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Cecret Lake : ... : Rise and Revolt (5.9+)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jul 3, 2015

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Comments: In July 2015 there was a bird nest in a horizontal crack just next to the second bolt. Try to avoid the chicks!

Two blocks on this route are marked with an X, keep an eye out for that loose rock.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Beachball Crag : Reach the Beach (5.8)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: I thought this route was pretty darn fun. An easy 5.8 that protects well, even with the traverse. If it had easier access it would see a lot more traffic.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Japanese Terraces (5.8)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: Somehow got off route and totally missed the second pitch (third from ground) and ended up just around the corner from Pentapitch. Got back on route after a thrutchy corner that I think was not the correct way. The final pitch is a beast. Very strenuous and awkward. Bring your A game and expect non-stop 5.8+ moves for about half of the pitch.

IMPORTANT: The dead tree at the top of the route is NOT safe to use anymore. It is rocking back and forth and is going to come off the wall very soon. I c... more >>


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme : Squeeze Play (5.10a)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: The upper part of this looks like a solid 5.11 when you're below it. Somehow every move just works out perfectly to keep it in the 5.10 grade. Takes great gear and has some fantastic sporty movement.


Location: Utah : Uinta Mountains : Ruth Lake : Chief Wall : Little Big Horn (5.8)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: There is currently a massive belayer killer wedged in right next to the 3rd or 4th bolt. It wiggles and will probably come out with tools. We tried to scratch an X on it. Be cautious.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Narcolepsy Area : Turn Of The Sentry (5.8)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Mar 29, 2015

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Comments: Fun pitch but honestly the best moves are the transfer onto the last moves of Dream Slate. Probably better as a TR after leading Dream Slate. A 'walk off' looks like a 5.6 downclimb to the west.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sparks Wall : Rowdy (5.10)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Mar 23, 2015

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Comments: The #4 isn't really needed. Gobbled up all 5 #3s I brought with me though.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Private Pizza Wall : Private Pizza (5.9)
By: Garret Nuzzo-Jones When: Mar 12, 2015

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Comments: Pretty feasible to do with a double rack if you conserve your hand size pieces by placing on the left, even if you like to sew it up. Probably one of the friendlier hand cracks around and an absolute blast to hop on.


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