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Location: Africa : Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa) : Easy Eshi (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Nov 19, 2016

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Comments: Much more cleaning done, a few SS bolts added with permission of First Ascensionist, destined for super classic status at AG:)! The most fun multi-pitch route at AG! 60m rope obligatory, 70m probably best for abseiling the upper pitch.


Location: Africa : Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa) : Tenish Tenish (5.10)
By: James Garrett When: Nov 19, 2016

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Comments: So clean, a couple bolts added to make it even MORE climber friendly! Belay bolt at landing.


Location: Asia : United Arab Emirates
By: James Garrett When: Nov 13, 2016

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Comments: I am very interested in making a spontaneous and brief visit to Dubai but only if I can get in some rock climbing ... so surprised to see the good reports here about the quality and quantity of the offerings.
So, what is the latest? Is it possible to find partners and access to the climbing areas pretty easy these days? Would love to do some routes!


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Telendos Island : South Face : ... : Wings for Life (5.10a)
By: James Garrett When: Nov 5, 2016

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Comments: in the high season, boats leave almost every half hour from 0700 on every day to the South Face. Very convenient connections and the boatmen are very accommodating. The multipitch routes deservedly are becoming super popular.


Location: Africa : Kenya : Hells Gate
By: James Garrett When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: Any partners available in mid November for climbing? Which is more recommended? Hellsgate ? Or Lukenya? Or both? May have a free week.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Strone Crag : Itchy Scratchy (5.7)
By: James Garrett When: Oct 7, 2016

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Comments: Super fun, I am sure their are more than a few out there scratching their heads wondering why they didn't get to this first:). Loved it and look forward to next time!


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Long Dong Silver Area : Long Dong Silver (5.9 A3)
By: James Garrett When: Oct 7, 2016

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Comments: Strong work Cole! ...I was too scared and creeped out:)!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Hell is for Children (5.6)
By: James Garrett When: Sep 27, 2016

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Comments: Hellgate Highway was occupied, which was a first for me having someone on a Main Hellgate route at the same time I was up there:)...so we visited the Hell is For Children Area (another first for Franziska and me)....it is quite good and it was heart warming to do a route by some genuine 90's era Alta locals Danny Caruso (now a long time living and skiing in Davos, Switzerland) and Bill Hunt, aka the King of Hellgate...both of whom I haven't seen in ages an... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Triangle Wall : Stratosphere (5.10c/d C1+)
By: James Garrett When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: If the Pitch#4 "belay tree" is indeed dead, by all means....the next party to go up is encouraged to install a new two-bolt belay nearby. Thanks for the update. I think the last pitch was equipped with bigger bolts than the 1/4"ers drilled by hand on the FA.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Fin : Dark Horse (5.11 R)
By: James Garrett When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: For sure classic, but unfortunately, one of those classics that I will only lead once:):)... I hear at least the 1/4" er has been retrofitted with more girth. Ranks way up there in one of the scarier and bolder leads in the Wasatch. And drilled on lead, very proud.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Fin : Hook, Line and Sinker (5.10b)
By: James Garrett When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: Some nice climbing but not in the same league as other Fin route classics. The rappel route needs retrofitting and some half measured changes and additions seem perplexing.


Location: Africa : Ethiopia : Gheralta Range Koraro Spire... : Magic Smelly Poodle (5.11 PG13)
By: James Garrett When: Sep 13, 2016

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Comments: This route recently saw a probable second ascent by Niels who again led everything and Timmy O'Neill. Neither felt it was PG, even R is a stretch.... X seems to be more appropriate. A few of us watched from afar from Abuna Yemata. No bolted anchors necessitated a more complicated and time consuming descent than ascent. Sounds pretty scary:)!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Devil's Castle : Shadow of the Blade (5.10d PG13)
By: James Garrett When: Sep 9, 2016

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Comments: Wow!... Glad you guys are OK. The whole formation is a choss heap and one must walk softly on the back of the Devil.


Location: UT : Stansbury Mountains : South Willow Canyon - Narro... : Lower Narrows - Creek Side
By: James Garrett When: Sep 2, 2016

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Comments: Way to get after it Dave:)!!! And Mark!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Dam Wall : Unknown (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Aug 14, 2016

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Comments: 2nd pitch of Fall Equinox and I put it up a few days after equipping the first (lower tier) pitch. Your grading sounds about right.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: Great suggestion and also much appreciated....and also please leave the filled up register/wall books in the container there where they are!....

Should be plenty of room for adding a number of new booklets. I don't think anybody realized how popular this route would become. Again thanks in advance to whoever takes up another register book:)...it is old school, but it's fun reading nonetheless.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Snowbasin : Mt. Ogden : ... : Photo
By: James Garrett When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: I think this piton is not "broken", as it is a sawed off angle at the final belay which can be replaced by a micro Camelot....colorful rock... Probably melt freeze rattled it loose:)...nice photo.


Location: Oceania : New Zealand : South Island : Paynes Ford
By: James Garrett When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: Agree with germsauce... I love this place and the Rock is high quality limestone!!:)


Location: Oceania : New Zealand : South Island
By: James Garrett When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: I was advised not to bother with bringing rock gear this time of year as it would only be wet and cold and it was "too early for skiing".... All of which couldn't be further from the truth:)!
New Zealand roadside cragging rocks and is of high quality and so beautiful with the seaside vistas nearby!
Perfect temps and cragging conditions right now! Kiwiland rocks!!:) so beautiful!!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Brighton's Frighton Wall : Fret Arête (5.10a)
By: James Garrett When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Matthew Washburn RIP...we had fun putting up this route together that summer day.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Patty's Ridge : Patty's Ridge (5.5)
By: James Garrett When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: I was "marking the way" for Franziska:):)... Yea, right:) might have been a bit excessive.... It is sad that Gottman left the party way too early. Maybe the descent will grow on me if we do it more than once every 20 years!!!:)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Patty's Ridge : Patty's Ridge (5.5) : Photo
By: James Garrett When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Agree with Der Steiger:).... Don't know where this is on the route, if you stay on the arête itself the going is much more aesthetic


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Patty's Ridge : Patty's Ridge (5.5)
By: James Garrett When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: Agree with Steiger ("climber" or "overseer" in German:)), though I easily give it 4 stars despite a few misgivings. It is really a fun and classic climb, however, if you are a new 5.6 trad leader, take one of everything on this climb....you will probably use it, and your following partner will appreciate it. Wonderful views and ambience.

No fixed gear, not even some of the old Alpenbock pitons that used to appear here and there...so i... more >>


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
By: James Garrett When: Jun 11, 2016

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Comments: We are from out of State and it had been a long time since we had last climbed in the area, however, we found the approach quite enjoyable despite so much snow we could not even drive into the parking lot. We reluctantly took crampons, but we both wore them on the approach which made it a total breeze as the snow was pretty hard otherwise to kick steps into and more time consuming for others.

But of course, now all of these may be moot points....but what an absolutely awesome place! I had only ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Salt Lake Slips
By: James Garrett When: Jun 11, 2016

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Comments: Climbing in this area very briefly on 11 June when it started to rain, if anyone found my Apple Watch it would be greatly appreciated to see it again....we have this relationship, you know:) I searched my pack and then returned to the area and searched everywhere feasible, but...?

There is no current "Find My Apple Watch" feature as their is with the other devices and it needs close proximity to its paired iPhone to function....probably be of no use to anyone els... more >>


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