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Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Thumb Area : Coyne Crack (5.11d)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 12, 2017

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Comments: The newly added anchor is unnecessary, and right at crack systems that take gear. From the top of Coyne one can rap to the ground in one go without the aid of this station or the slung trees.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Lower Buckhorn Wash : Haagenschlong (5.9+ C1)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 9, 2017

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Comments: Bolt ladder is not reachy at all. chimney was maybe 5.9-. Overall a very easy route to an awesome small tower. We extended the anchor with slings as the anchor is a pre-made Fixe stacked chain style 4-5 feet back from the summit. Rope grooves in the cap rock tell the story of people pulling their ropes on this one.

The first pitch ends at a 3 bolt anchor with slings. From here I recommend coiling the rope, and scrambling into the chimney system where you'll slip through a squeeze chimney, a... more >>


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Lower Buckhorn Wash : Flapjack Tower (5.8+)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 9, 2017

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Comments: A fun start on podded fingers leads to a sandy and softer finish. Overall a fun tower that you should definitely do if you do Hagenschlong as it's right there.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : April Fools Wall : Fools Paradise (5.11-)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 9, 2017

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Comments: This line looks sick! I can't wait to get on that headwall splitter. Did you guys free the entire line?

BTW can an admin move this to the April Fools Wall I just added? It's the furthest left line on the wall.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Vertical Smile Wall : BBQ Bomber (5.11c/d)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 9, 2017

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Comments: a #4 camalot or #4 friend size will fit in the wide section after the crux. Bring one 0.3 camalot or green alien sized cam for the last 10 ft. Spencers rack is pretty on point.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Crescent Crack Buttress : Hand Jive (5.9-)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 2, 2017

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Comments: I'm only 5' 11" crag turkey. The stem works every time for me!


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : The Eve Traverse (5.12a/b C1+) : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Sep 17, 2017

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Comments: Chuba's cleaning a purple tcu here. I remember equalizing those two pins before committing...


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Fin : Lyin & Cryin (5.7+)
By: Greg Gavin When: Aug 17, 2017

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Comments: Where does this start on the trail? Sounds like a fun way to start the main routes.


Location: Washington : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : Liberty Bell : ... : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Aug 17, 2017

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Comments: I linked your 1 and 2 into a single pitch using a 70m rope. The belay was in a great set of cracks.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme : Touchstone Wall (5.9 C2) : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Jul 28, 2017

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Comments: Miguel that pitch is 5.10, but trickier than the other 5.10 pitches on the route so it feels harder since you're not used to looking for sneaky holds.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Main Hellgate : ... : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Jul 3, 2017

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Comments: That is the dumbest comment ever made.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Tanners Gulch : Hidden Heavenly Slab : The 7th Way (5.11a/b)
By: Greg Gavin When: Jul 3, 2017

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Comments: Great route! All pitches are exceptional imo with the stand outs being Pitch 3 and 4. I used a fair amount of medium stoppers, and single set from 00 C3 - #1 Camalot. Did not use #2 or #3 ever.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Pentapass (5.7)
By: Greg Gavin When: Jun 22, 2017

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Comments: We've climbed this variation a bunch of times over the years. Good addition to the data base.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Kung Fu Theater : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Pretty sure you're talking about Enter The Dragon.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : Sidekick (5.8 PG13)
By: Greg Gavin When: May 1, 2017

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Comments: Not a bad route, but not great. Discontinuous features with the odd move thrown in there to keep you honest. Might clean up with more traffic, but not likely. Would recommend to those who've climbed everything else or want a quick approach to the Flakes or Wildthings.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coal Pit Buttress : Stiffler's Mom (5.11a) : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Nov 9, 2016

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Comments: This looks like the 5.6 pitch 5.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Curiosity (5.11)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: Don't bring #4 camalots. Bring #4 Friends. Not quite fists up top for me...to small.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Thumb Area : Coyne Crack (5.11d)
By: Greg Gavin When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: Who put those in? What kind of bolt/hangers? Are they stainless?


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Crescent Crack Buttress : Hand Jive (5.9-)
By: Greg Gavin When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: Just stem across the gully into the crack at the bottom. What's the big deal?


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Slot Machine (5.11b/c)
By: Greg Gavin When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Didn't find any worthwhile gear getting to the bolt. It's about ~5.10 to clip it so just don't fall.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Lone Peak Cirque : South Summit Wall : The Gardner's Delight (5.9)
By: Greg Gavin When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: Isn't the corner left of the great escape the old route expanding man?


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hogum Fork : Hogum's Heroes (5.11a/b)
By: Greg Gavin When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Beat Out beta coming from Red Pine Lake to Hogum col.

Gain the LCC/AF Ridgeline via the red pine lake/pfieiferhorn summer trail, and immediately cross over the ridge dropping through a very short 3rd class cliff band. Traverse beneath the Pfief roughly ~200 vertical feet aiming for grassy sections on it's southern slope. This grade will guide you directly toward the Hogum col where you gain regain the ridge line, and drop in.

Great route, good gear, and fantastic belay ledg... more >>


Location: Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : The Grand Traverse (5.8) : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Jul 28, 2016

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Comments: Take the lowest notch that may or may not contain slings. Rap this then bank right into the gully where you'll find one more rap. Descent the gully looking for the house sized boulder that gets you into the Gunsight notch.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Mount Olympus : South Summit : Geurt's Ridge (5.5) : Photo
By: Greg Gavin When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: The tower 1 downclimb can be located easiliy from the top, but looking SW 30-40ft using a platform as a land mark. Find this and there should be a clean finger crack on perfect quartzite. This is the 3rd class option.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Lone Peak Cirque : Hyperform Wall : Shadow of Death (5.10)
By: Greg Gavin When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: This climb is exactly 90 meters long which makes if 295ft. Just sayin! Shingo's description lines you up for a fantastic 60m pitch 1, and awesome 30m pitch 2.

Shadow of Death is a phenomenal line that should be on every crack climbers list. No solution pockets here to save your ass!


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