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Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Patty's Ridge > Patty's Ridge (5.5)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 25, 2017

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Comments: The poison ivy is spreading at the start of the climb, take some mission impossible maneuvers to make it to the base untouched.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > The Dead Snag > North Dihedrals (5.6)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 25, 2017

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Comments: This can be done in 2 long pitches with a 70m, probably better though to split into 3, it's very hard to hear belayer at the top.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Perla's Ridge and Environs > Perla's Ridge (5.8 R)
By: Jason Funk When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: After the 7th pitch (5.8 OW) from the groove with pine trees we went down and right thinking that what the topo showed as straight up looked dirty and unprotectable. Bad decision. If you for some reason get sucked into what looks like the path of least resistance, and because you see a nice looking right facing dihedral and slab, and find yourself approaching it through a perfectly human sized hole formed between a small tree and an overhanging rock, stop and find another way. There was at the t... more >>

Location: Idaho > South Idaho > City of Rocks > Owl Rock > Owl Rock - West > Fledgling (5.7)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this to setup up a top rope on the 8 to the right as well. Noticed that midway up the crack near the wider section there is a watermelon size chunk of the flake that is fractured almost completely around and seems suspect. At the time a group was below me and I wasn't about to mess with it on lead. The part i'm talking about can be climbed around and safely avoided... just a heads up.

Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Green River Area > Squaretop Mountain > AC/DC (5.10-)
By: Jason Funk When: Dec 30, 2009

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Comments: Nice route, yeah I noticed Squaretower looking down from the edge of the summit meadows and was wondering if any routes went up that part of the formation. How is the climbing on the upper pitches, is this the 5.10 section of the route?

Even with the steep trudge up from the Green River, it's hard to beat Granite Lake as a basecamp for climbing squaretop. Future visitors should try and tread lighly and use existing campsites around the Lake to minimize impact on this unique spot.

Location: New Hampshire > *Pawtuckaway > Magic Pond
By: Jason Funk When: Aug 18, 2009

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Comments: Magic Pond is also known as "Incredible Pond" on topographic and orienteering maps. If you're looking to do more exploring in the area take a look at the orienteering course maps out there of Pway, they are online and easy to find. Someone has been nice enough to have gone through the trouble of mapping out just about every rock in the park.

Location: Maine > Shagg Crag > Shagg It (5.12d)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 21, 2009

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Comments: Yup, Shagg It is amazing. It's long and has it all from steep reachy side pulls to jug hauling, as well as a few hand jams and technical moves to finish it off. This would be a very proud onsight.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Poland Hill > The Bistro (5.11 V2)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 18, 2009

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Comments: Molony-

Yeah this can be a little scary without a spotter. I think hand size makes a big difference, I have thin hands and had some difficulty gaining purchase on the crack after pulling thru the roof, though the rest of the crack felt fairly secure ( except for the top which is much lower angle but a bit dirty if you stay in the crack). I tend to reach out on the face to the right to top out.

Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Man Without a Planet (5.10a)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 17, 2009

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Comments: This is a decent face climb. Finding pro can be a little a tricky but the climbing is generally fairly easy where the pro is widely spaced. Worth doing if you're looking to take a quick breather from all the long strenuous cracks.

Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > *Northern AZ Bouldering* > Flagstaff Bouldering > Lake Mary Areas
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 13, 2009

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Comments: This is great exploratory bouldering, especially for the colder months. I used to live in Flag a few years ago and would be amazed that hardly anyone had the energy to hike a little bit off the beaten path, funny considering the masses at the draw and the pit close by. Glad to see some interest in the area.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Valley Massif > Tool Or Die (5.9+)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: It may have been my own experience, but I didn't think the pro was that great to protect the crux. Below are some bomber nut placements and above is a nice finger slot for a yellow Alien, but the few moves of the crux are stout and insecure, gear placement is tricky and you will probably hit the ledge if you're unable to get something solid in above the crux. That said, this is a great climb, just takes some careful work to get to the hand crack.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Blair (overview) > Lower Blair I, II, III, and... > Lower Blair II > A Thing of Beauty (5.10b/c)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: Beautiful looking crack from the ground... this thing is not exactly what it seems to be. Be prepared for deep and flaring jams and all out burliness. You could make this more exciting by only bringing one #4 camalot but it would be wise to at least pack a #5 and/or #6.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Fin City > Hands Off (5.9)
By: Jason Funk When: Jun 23, 2009

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Comments: This is another short stout route on the Fins that's worth doing if you're in the area. It felt very Vedauwooesque.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Fin City > Kids on Coffee (5.8+)
By: Jason Funk When: Jun 23, 2009

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Comments: This climb is short but stout for the grade, don't underestimate the start.

Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range
By: Jason Funk When: May 1, 2009

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Comments: I had a similar experience around mid July last year, I couldn't hike fast enough to get away from the swarms down near big sandy lake and bug dope was useless, but up in the Cirque it wasn't too bad. I was back again to deep lake around mid August and I don't remember seeing any. Come prepared for the monster movie and you will be in good shape.

Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Poudre Canyon > The Palace > The Citadel > A Full Dazed Work (not Coro... (5.11d)
By: Jason Funk When: Jan 22, 2009

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Comments: The crux felt bouldery and right on at 11c/d. The hold just under the crux clipping bolt added some excitement- the crunching noises that it gives off sound worse than it is though I wouldn't be suprised if it blows off in someones face while they are going for it so be aware. The top section has some fun moves but needs to see more traffic, otherwise I would give this climb three stars.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Ice Box (later renamed by s... > Flake-O-Saurus (5.10c)
By: Jason Funk When: Oct 2, 2008

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Comments: Sure this looks intimidating and is easy to setup a top rope on, but don't let that keep you from leading it- The gear is really good and only a few feet below you when topping out. Just figure out the beta for the finish prior to starting up this one.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Walt's Rib > Out of Sight (5.11a/b V2-)
By: Jason Funk When: Oct 2, 2008

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Comments: Really unique for Vedauwoo- no tape needed, splitter hand crack. Felt easier but that's probably because it's so clean. The crux for me was transitioning to the wider crack up top, go deep.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Land of the Rising Moon > Moonrise Variation (5.10d)
By: Jason Funk When: Sep 9, 2008

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Comments: I agree Moontide is not as aesthetic as Moonrise and technically easier; however, don't be fooled the final offwidth after the traverse on Moontide caught me by surprise, and I wished that I had chosen the direct variation. My only suggestion if you decide on moontide is to bring a #6 Camalot or wider, you won't regret having it for the last 20 feet.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Finally (5.9)
By: Jason Funk When: Sep 5, 2008

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Comments: Finally a wide crack with non-thrashing movement to it. Even after reading up I was still pleasantly surprised to find good laybacking, few off moves, and plenty of decent feet up higher. I would also recommend having at least one #5 Camalot for the lower section, or get creative in the thin crack out to the right.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Citadel Crag > Heads of the Valley (5.10b)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 29, 2008

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Comments: Tough start, definitely harder than the guidebook (Fat Crack Country) rating of 9+. The holds especially towards the beginning aren't as obvious as they look. Yeah there is a few good places for gear but far in between, I wouldn't want to do this without the bolts.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nat's Three Star Roof > City Slicker (V3) > Photo
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 26, 2008

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Comments: Not the most photogenic problem, situated behind a group of half-dead aspens, but here it is without further ado.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coyote Rocks > Home on the Range Rock (tem... > Unknown 4 (5.9)
By: Jason Funk When: Jul 2, 2008

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Comments: Sorry about the description, there is some sort of glitch with this page that won't allow me to edit anything. Basically repeating a lot of what Brain said in his description about the route. The first section (the right facing dihedral) is probably hard 5.8 but is suprisingly awkward in positioning despite the low angle. The second section I would recommend to split into a another pitch by belaying in the alcove- it requires a traverse left over to the crack that start with hands and opens wa... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Valley Massif > Quits (5.9+)
By: Jason Funk When: Jun 18, 2008

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Comments: Great route that takes you to the top of the massif. Did the left sequence on the last pitch and felt like it was really stout. Reminded me of lower progressive but a slight bit harder.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Valley Massif > Zipper (5.8+)
By: Jason Funk When: Jun 18, 2008

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Comments: Just did the last pitch but it was fantastic, perfect hand jams and a couple wide sections. Watch the rap with a 60m rope (won't make it with anything less) we just barely made it to the ledge with stretch - still need to down climb a little to get all the way down off the wall.

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