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Member Since: Jan 31, 2010
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Total Points: 100

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Montana : Beartooth Mountains : Granite Peak : Phantom Creek Trail (4th)
By: JonBates When: Sep 5, 2017

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Comments: 60m is overkill and 30m will require some fairly technical down climbing. I've done it with a 30m tag line to go with another 30m rope and with a 40m rope. Down climbing "the pitch" kinda sucks.

Location: Wyoming : Cody : The Terrace : Quacks (5.9)
By: JonBates When: Apr 20, 2017

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Comments: Cool route, protects well and is fun climbing. Cody needs more traditional routes, keep em coming!

Location: Wyoming : Cody : East Bridge Bands
By: JonBates When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: Cody's diamond in the rough!

Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (a) Picnic Lunch Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: JonBates When: May 3, 2012

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Comments: More concerning the walk-off: I haven't been back to smittys in quite awhile so I'm living vicariously through the internet and drawing off foggy memories but, the walk off can be done without rappelling. It is exposed almost all the way to the trail but the really sketchy areas can be belayed off of bolts (if they're still there). There is the obvious bolt on the boulder problem move to exit the perch at the top of the p-lunch wall and if you walk up and to the left after this move there is ... more >>

Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (a) Picnic Lunch Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+) : Photo
By: JonBates When: May 3, 2012

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Comments: Incredible picture Paul!

Location: Wyoming : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
By: JonBates When: Feb 23, 2012

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Comments: Please consider using "naked threads" for rappel anchors in the South Fork. It seems most folks use double ropes and this technique is even stronger than using smaller diameter cordage (litter) to rappel on. I've used up to a 9.2mm rope w/o issues. If you don't have doubles and naked threads are not an option, please add a quick-link ($1-$2 at the hardware store) to your threads so more than just a few people can safely rappel off it. Way too many routes out here have huge rat nests of burned... more >>

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