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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Approach Trails = 4
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All 96 | Routes 2 | Areas | Approach Trails | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 7 | Posts 27 | Stars 38 | Ratings 9

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Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Real Hidden Valley > Gateway Rock > Broken Glass (5.10a)
By: Joie Prothero When: Nov 18, 2017

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Comments: Gear anchor used medium gear (.75, 1, and 2). Down climb is ~5.5 or 5.6 on somewhat hollow rock. But I get it, sorta. People deserve to observe and photograph clean rock. The down climb makes you evaluate the standard of J Tree bolting ethics and the extent to which the value of a clean rock outweighs the luxury of an easy rap.

Location: Utah > Zion National Park > The Confluence > Better Safe than Sorry (5.10+)
By: Joie Prothero When: Oct 19, 2017

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Comments: Pitch 2 was somewhat confusing since it was more of a scramble than a pitch. So, I donno, maybe 1 and 2 could be linked?

We didn't have a bd #6 on us so my partner leap frogged a 4 and 5 and felt comfortable on the wide pitch. It looks a bit intimidating but there's great crimps and feet the whole way.

Pitch 4 felt like an easy 5.8 trad climb that lead to a 5.9 sport climb. Good pro leads to closely spaced bolts.

We used a 70 to rap and got down in 2 raps. The first was a rope stretch... more >>

Location: Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Icicle Creek > Dog Dome > Old Dog New Tricks (5.6)
By: Joie Prothero When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: A bit wet in mid April. Also, the routes nearby are covered in moss and dirt.

Location: Photo
By: Joie Prothero When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: Efficiently stow your cat in this box on long car rides and multi pitch days :)

Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > Murrin Park > ... > Focus (5.7)
By: Joie Prothero When: Nov 16, 2015

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Comments: The most unnecessary 5.7 ever.

Location: Europe > Italy > Dolomites > Cinque Torri Group > Torre Grand South Summit > South Face (Via Miriam) (5.8)
By: Joie Prothero When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: Bring a BD number 2 for the traverse pitch (pitch 3?). The whole route eats gear... I'd do it a hundred times over.

Location: Europe > Italy > Dolomites > Cinque Torri Group > Torre Grand South Summit > Franceschi (5.10d)
By: Joie Prothero When: Jul 21, 2013

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Comments: First pitch is good, and can be easily rapped if you don't want to finish the whole route. First roof is cruxy, but the second roof is even harder if you can't figure out the feet. Although it's a harder grade, the first pitch is well bolted.

Either it was incredibly easy to get off route after the first pitch, or the climb was sparsely protected (and felt off route). After finishing and looking at the guide, we decided that we were on route, although it was quite dirty and did not seem like a... more >>

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