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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Vandals Took The Handle

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (2)

Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 350'

Utah > Wasatch Range > ... > Hyperform Wall

Jun 30, 2016

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Failed alien

Failed alien

Forums > Climbing Gear Discussion > ... > Post

Oct 29, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Lobe 2

Lobe 2

Oct 29, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Alien lobe

Alien lobe

Oct 29, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: alien


Jul 10, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3 in the Alpenglow

Pitch 3 in the Alpenglow

Utah > Wasatch Range > ... > Vandals Took The Handle (5.11a)

Jun 30, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Poop in LPC

Poop in LPC

Jun 30, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Camss


Forums > ... >

Dec 3, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: camalots


Forums > ... >

Nov 24, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: cams2


Forums > ... >

Nov 22, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: cams


Forums > ... >

Nov 22, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: LPC snow conditions 7 11 15

LPC snow conditions 7 11 15

Forums > Northern Utah & Idaho > ... > Post

Jul 12, 2015

Contributed Comments


Location: South America > Chile > Valle Cochamó
By: JeffL When: Oct 30, 2017

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Comments: This place is epic. Here’s what I wish I knew before going:
You just carry or hire a mule to bring all of your food and gear 13km, slightly uphill in the mud. I made 3 trips up and down over the course of a month. I’d recommend bringing 3x the amount of food you think you will need.

Every route requires at least an hour hike. Some routes require 6 hours of hiking. I felt like I needed more rest days from hiking than the climbing.

I can’t remember a single route that a 70m rope was ... more >>

Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Temple of Sinawava > The Silverback (5.12+)
By: JeffL When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: Pitch 2 and 3 as described here have several missing bolt hangers. The leaning corner had no hanger on the bolt at the crux, and one other spot with no hangar. On Pitch 3, I could count 6 bolts but only two of which had hangers, we rapped and didn't do this pitch.

Not sure what's up, but bring some stoppers or rivethangars if you want any form of protection from these bolts.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > South Summit Wall > Free Mexican Air Force (5.11b PG13)
By: JeffL When: Jul 29, 2016

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Comments: We found plenty of other pro than just the machine bolts. They actually looked in better condition than most of the rusted protection bolts in the cirque. I was kept away from this climb for a while because I was unsure what the pro was like. I found it to be safer than many other routes on the cirque. Get on it!

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Hogum Fork > Hogum's Heroes (5.11a/b)
By: JeffL When: Jul 22, 2016

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Comments: Did this route a few days ago, big day. We hiked with half a liter, and filled up in the pools in Maybird. If I did this again, I would hike past Red Pine Lake, then behind the Pfeifferhorn. If you avoid the summit of the Pfeiff, and walk south, you end up in some alpine meadow/fields that are pretty casual to walk in. You could also summit the Pfeiff and follow the ridge to the best place to drop into Hogum Cirque. Leave your pack on the ridge and hike for 30 minutes to the base of the rou... more >>

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Flying Buttress > Hound's Tooth (5.11c/d)
By: JeffL When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: This route has amazing free climbing! Doubles green c3 and below, small nuts for the 10d dihedral. Moving past the "hounds tooth" is the crux. Standard rack for the crux move and 2nd pitch. The rock is really good! A small amount of exfoliation similar to what you'll see anywhere in the cirque. If this route see's a few more ascents, it will clean up nicely!

The block at the top of the first pitch is detached. It's huge, and doesn't seem likely to move, just use... more >>

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Hyperform Wall > Vandals Took The Handle (5.11a)
By: JeffL When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Bring a knife to cut the tat at the anchors. There is so much, it's stiff, crusty and not that great. Quick links or biners for the bolts would be adequate to make the anchors ideal, tat would be another temporary fix.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Green Adjective Gully > Trinity Right (5.12a)
By: JeffL When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: Can you clean this route on rappel? Obviously it's easier to have the 2nd clean it, but what if both want to lead it?

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Long Canyon > Shady Crag > Mini Skirts And Halter Tops (5.11-)
By: JeffL When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: Such a rad route! Do it in one pitch for sure! Rack I'd take next time: .3, .4, 2x .5, 3x .75 and #1, 2x #2, and single 3 and 4. At least 6 slings, 3 double lengths, and a few draws. The roof is amazing, felt quite hard for 11a. The #2's in the roof are perfect, definitely no worries about it being tipped out.

This route seems like it would in the shade all day every day as it is in a dihedral with a pillar in front of it

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > The Fin > The Dorsal Fin (5.10d)
By: JeffL When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: I took the whipper just before reaching the chicken head yesterday. I fell pretty far, but it's not that bad. There is a shelf about 40 feet below the first bolt, best for the belayer to stand here as opposed to near the base of the fin arête.

As for gear, I brought a single rack #1 and below, offset nuts, and C3s that I did not place. I wish I had more quick draws to link p2 and p3. The pin they speak of above looked solid. You could definitely bring more gear, but if you're getting on t... more >>

Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Angel's Landing > Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2)
By: JeffL When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: I did this as my first wall. Mostly a bolt ladder. As stated above. Tricams, pink, red, blue, brown make the c2 pretty straight forward if you look at how the beta photo places it.

Metolius cams were money in some of the c2 pods, one pod in particular that super topo makes a big deal out of.

There was a missing pin on p3, only spot a hook is really needed. Seems like there's a free variation to the left to bypass this. DON"T USE CAM HOOKS.

Took us 13 hours, base to summit. Don't plan on... more >>

Location: Utah > Uinta Mountains > Ruth Lake
By: JeffL When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: The approach beta is slightly off. Hike west, not east from the parking lot. It's the same major trail as the Ruth lake hiking trail. There is a wooden sign that says "climbing" where you leave the main trail.

Also, the routes are bolted but almost all of them would go on gear. Bring a rack of nuts, tricams, and small camalots if you're into mixing things up a bit.

Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Maple Canyon Road > Bridge Area > Taking the Bullet (5.11a)
By: JeffL When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Very fun route! Endurance fest and fun movement. Lots of bolts spin on this route. Bring something to tighten them! Also, the anchors bolts are placed in a staggered orientation. Bring a double length sling or some cord to equalize them if you plan on TRing. Two quickdraws are not ideal on this anchor.

Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Maple Canyon Road > Bridge Area > The Tiger's Revenge (5.10d)
By: JeffL When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Awesome route with fun movement! The first bolt needs to be tightened! The hangar fell off when my partner weighted the rope. I was able to find the nut and tighten it with my fingers, but if you have a wrench bring it! Also, "Taking the Bullet" Just right of here needs several bolts tightened.

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