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Point Rank: # 1,189
Total Points: 590

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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All 835 | Routes 39 | Areas 5 | Photos 28 | Page Improvements | Comments 59 | Posts 195 | Stars 396 | Ratings 113
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Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Where God Changed His Oil (5.11b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: Knowing this was going to be a dirty mess I did t have high hopes for the quality. To my surprise the route actually climbed fairly well, pretty dirty with a few loose holds, but nothing new for this area. It was long and sustained and very engaging throughout. With some traffic and new bolts this could be a good route. Don't discount it just because people say it's chossy. And like all other routes in the alcove, just because there is chalk on a hold does... more >>


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Gag Reflex (5.12b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: While this route might be a little dirty down low due to lack of trafic, this is actually a great route with fun movement and an engaging crux. Well worth doing


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Power Lunch (5.12c/d)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: Route is now fully fixed with draws


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Castle Rocks : South Hills : Bracksiek's Pillar : Crack Class (5.10a R)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Feb 7, 2017

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Comments: you would not die if you blew the step across, def not X.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake Bouldering : Stairs Right/South : Chris Hill Problem (V8)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Nov 22, 2016

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Comments: avoid crack for full points


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake Bouldering : Stairs Right/South : ... : Photo
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Nov 22, 2016

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Comments: your beta is all wrong!


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake Bouldering : Down Under Corridor Area : Splitter Crack (V7)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Oct 27, 2016

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Comments: even if only use the crack it would only be a 5.11 crack. really fun, not hard


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : North Shore : Cobra Kai (5.12b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: This route has all if bolts removed and returned to a boulder problem, V5


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : North Shore : Unknown Variation to Sport ... (5.9)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: one of the bolts added to this variation has been removed. There is plenty of gear options if you want to lead.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Mothership Sector : Mothership (5.12c)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Oct 9, 2016

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Comments: Since a key foot has broken the top, last move to the jug, felt like the crux to me. Good route but not on the same level as the other classics.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : The Head Wall : Baked Potato (5.12b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: I see where you are are coming from. The routes you mention had previous anchors and stopping locations that the route was extended off of giving them a proper extension. There have also been several routes out there though that have received independent anchors as opposed to sharing but have retained the same name, being that it wasnt an extension but just an independent finish. Dinner Roll is one of those, used to share the anchors with Shaken and Yellow Man. Also every extension you have me... more >>


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : The Head Wall : Baked Potato (5.12b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: So should we then just leave it as Yukon Gold rather than the new name?


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : The Head Wall : Baked Potato (5.12b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: Great new finish. The climbing is very fun though seemed to be quite a bit easier than original finish. I did this via White Rhino as both Yukon Gold and White Rhino meet in the goat hole, much more enjoyable than climbing Yukon gold, in my opinion. Not sure this requires a new name as not a true extention but rather just a new independent finish for Yukon Gold. Well worth doing


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Creekside : Nairobi (5.12a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: Just did this thing this weekend for the first time. I never thought the bolts were in difficult to clip spots, just difficult to stay on the wall with only one hand. The final move at first seems impossible, but with a little gym climbing creativity you can pull through the final slab move with relative ease. Amazing route, far more difficult that most 12a's at the city.


Location: Climbing Skills : Single-Hitch Belay Escape
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: May 25, 2016

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Comments: I agree with rgold. this is actually going to complicate any situation down the line. there are no advantages to this unless your plan is to walk away and never return. in order to release this later you would need to set up a 3-1 system just to release tension on the cloves to remove. If the person has the capability to execute a 3-1 later then they should be able to Munter Mule the system in the first place. not to mention if they can do a clove then they can Munter.
The belay off the hip i... more >>


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Checkered Demon : Luna 12 (5.12d)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: seems to come down to one move. its a big move to a good hold, the problem is the holds you are moving off of and the lack of feet. from there surf up a cool rail to a hero jug finish. much more difficult for the shorter folks


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Diamond Point : Leave it to Jesus (5.11c)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Mar 9, 2016

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Comments: I just heard the story behind this routes name from Cal's first ever climbing partner. I have always been a fan of the history of climbing, routes and the eccentric folks that choose to partake in this crazy sport. I may have never met Cal but I feel like I knew him for a second listening to that story. Rest in peace.


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Jet A Sector : Viva Montequilla (5.13b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: correct, thank you


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Decadent Wall : ... : Photo
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: there is a bolted anchor just to the left of the major groove that can be used for a TR with a directional piece.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Decadent Wall : ... : Photo
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: this topo line is drawn incorrectly. the line goes straight up the crack, does not cut right.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Picnic Crag : Peter Pan (5.13a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Not sure about the grade, but after sending this we did Evil C and the Bonnie Bionic the next day. It is shorter than the other two but feels more powerful. All could be soft, but sticking with the local grading Ill call them all the same. get on it and downgrade it.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Twin Falls and the Snake Ri... : Dierkes Lake : The Alcove : Bunny Bionic (5.13a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: You dont even touch the poop. the bottom crux is very fun and worth doing. soft in the grade.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Shark's Fin Rock : Winking Gargoyle (5.12)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Aug 25, 2014

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Comments: This is good but not amazing. No way is it 5.12. The traverse takes small finger size piece. The patina is less than solid, had a sizable piece break off.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Southwest : Redtail (5.11a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Aug 25, 2014

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Comments: 80m rope once again proves to be the ticket at the city. 42 meter pitch, down easily with rope stretch.


Location: Montana : Paradise Valley : Cowen Cirque : Montana Centennial Route (5.11a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: In 2011, Kyle Christenson and myself were able to complete a full traverse of ever summit. We started out by climbing the Centennial route, bivyed on the summit and traverse the rest of the, I believe 7, summits finishing on Mt Cowen main summit. Wondering if anyone else has attempted or completed this. it was a lot of fun and added a lot of climbing and traversing to the whole experience.


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