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Location: Washington > Central-West Cascades & Sea... > Skykomish Valley > Index > Lower Town Wall > ... > Marginal Karma (5.11b)
By: Joe Sambataro When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: It would be more continuous if linked from the second pitch of Rogers Corner, but with the loose flake, I'm guessing that would be a bad idea. Has anyone led it that way?

Location: Washington > Central-West Cascades & Sea... > Skykomish Valley > Index > Upper Town Wall > ... > Golden Road (5.11c)
By: Joe Sambataro When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Great climb. Quick note to add: bring a light single rack to #2 for the first pitch. You can pick up the gear on your way down.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon
By: Joe Sambataro When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: New Study Shows Climbers are Main Recreational Users of Boulder Canyon

Follow the link for more information. Thanks to all the volunteers who completed the surveys.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > West Creek > Thunder Ridge > The For Real Canyon > In Your Face (5.11)
By: Joe Sambataro When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: I blew a small flake exiting the upper corner. I'd say the climb has two solid cruxes now :)

Location: Washington > Northeast Corner & Spokane > Spokane Area > Rocks of Sharon > Big Rock
By: Joe Sambataro When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: Access is now from a parking lot from the Stevens Creek trailhead. The acquisition of Big Rock was completed by Dishman Hills Natural Areas Association in 2009. Access Fund provided some matching funds for surveying this new parking area and DHNAA finished improvements to the new parking area in 2012.

Location: Utah > Zion National Park > The Confluence > Smashmouth (5.11)
By: Joe Sambataro When: Nov 23, 2011

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Comments: Amazing route! I agree with Mike's pitch break down: 10+, 10+, 11- and 11. Agreed, bolt isn't necessary at the top of the 4th pitch. I also concur that SuperTopo rack list is a bit overkill but the post here is a little sparse for the average 5.11 climber. I would recommend:

2 green aliens
4 yellow aliens/TCUs
6 red aliens/0.5 camalots
Doubles from .75 to #2, and nothing bigger.
Set of nuts optional (not a lot of constrictions in this splitter!)

Linking pitch 2 & 3 or 3 & 4 is definitely poss... more >>

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Otis Peak > Fire Tower > ... > Photo
By: Joe Sambataro When: Sep 22, 2010

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Comments: we were just to the right the day before. how did that face crack look on the right facing wall?

Location: Kansas > Rock City
By: Joe Sambataro When: Dec 9, 2009

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Comments: On our drive from CO to Lawrence, KS, we stopped on the way there and back to stretch the legs. Fun place with 12 climbable boulders and about 40 problems from V0 to V3, and maybe a V4 here and there. I really enjoy arriving at an area with no beta to climb whatever looks fun. I uploaded an amateur video here:

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