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Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall
By: jtwalter When: 6 days ago

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Comments: According to this general plan filed with Washington County in 2012

"Lying essentially to the west of the current Dammeron Valley are three blocks of land, each of
which have potential for development. One is owned by the Utah State and Institutional Trust
Lands. These lands were intended by Congress at the time of Utah Statehood, to provide land
for the future support of the State School System. ... more >>


Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Long Time Coming (5.10)
By: jtwalter When: Sep 18, 2017

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Comments: We called this "Zack's Route" for a few years. The latest edition of Rock Climbs of Southwest Utah lists this route as "Long Time Coming".


Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Breaking the Sabbath (5.7)
By: jtwalter When: May 9, 2017

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Comments: Breaking the Sabbath is the bolted line that breaks left from the Start of Sticky Revelations. The trad line in the dihedral above that is Book of Prophesy Var which does indeed share the anchors for the top of P2 of Sticky Revelations.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Gordian Knot (5.10d) : Photo (Copy)
By: jtwalter When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: The red "XX" are rappel anchors. You could use them for the the end of the pitch, but a lot of them are in the middle of the wall without a ledge.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Bad Bananas : Brain Full of Spiders (5.9+)
By: jtwalter When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: I like to link the first two pitches of Brain Full of Spiders and then the third pitch of Feral Debutantes or Good Plantains (both of which have a stellar third pitch) and then head over to Trilogy.


Location: Utah : Saint George
By: jtwalter When: Dec 15, 2011

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Comments: Sad news: Looks like El Amate is now closed. Went there on 2011-12-10 and looked like it was being renovated for a new business.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Mystic Dictator (5.10a/b)
By: jtwalter When: Nov 13, 2011

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Comments: Most of the routes listed on this wall are a bit easier than what is listed for them. I originally listed this as .10b because that was the information given out at the local climbing shop. This one felt right in the neighborhood so I left it as it was given. But yeah, overall most of the routes are easier that what is listed.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Beer Can Alley : Photo
By: jtwalter When: Sep 6, 2011

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Comments: PBR - .11c
High Life - .11a/b
Hornet's Nest - .9+


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Beer Can Alley : High Life (5.11a/b)
By: jtwalter When: Aug 18, 2011

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Comments: This route is still pretty dirty, esp at the top. Those loose blocks at the top would definitely ruin your day if they decided to cut loose while you were climbing it. The crux is a little perplexing: big moves of small holds that aren't obvious. Once you clip that fourth bolt the crux is essentially over, you just have to hang on over the loose blocks.


Location: Utah : Echo Canyon : The Witches : Wicked Witch (5.9+)
By: jtwalter When: Jul 27, 2011

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Comments: You're definitely a sick man James. That accident must have put something sinister inside you.

Having said that, climb these things now because you don't know how long they're going to be standing. I would recommend rapping off them rather than lowering.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon
By: jtwalter When: Apr 21, 2011

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Comments: It's dated but, yes, there is a guide book.

Rumors are that Darren Knezek has a new one in the works.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Photo
By: jtwalter When: Mar 20, 2011

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Comments: Red "XX" denotes mid rappel anchors.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Caging the Zealot (5.10-) : Photo
By: jtwalter When: Oct 11, 2010

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Comments: This looks more like Roofs of Jericho.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Millcreek Canyon
By: jtwalter When: Oct 5, 2010

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Comments: You're probably looking for this Mill Creek


Location: Utah : Echo Canyon : Bull Hollow : Asia
By: jtwalter When: Jul 9, 2010

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Comments: This is actually the second canyon east of Dry Wall, but is exactly .7 miles east of the Dry Wall parking spot. jfchand, it sounds like you were in the right canyon but just couldn't find the route. It's pretty much as James said, except I didn't see anything that looked like an arete either. I had to spend about 30 mins bushwhacking around to find it and binoculars made the difference.

The route is toward the northern end of the big wall on the west side of the canyon. The route faces southeas... more >>


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon
By: jtwalter When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: There are several multi-pitch routes listed here on MP:

Eight to Eleven - .11b 2 pitch
Old School - .10b 2 pitch

I hear there's a 2nd pitch to Stoic Calculus that is around .10a or .10b.

Suspect is an .11d 4 pitch route on B-52 Wall across the stream from Hell parking lot. There's also another route there that's listed ... more >>


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Tinker Toys : Battleship (5.10b/c) : Photo
By: jtwalter When: Sep 17, 2009

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Comments: That actually looks like a picture of Mike hanging on Battleship.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : AC/DC Wall : Lemme Put My Love Into You (5.8)
By: jtwalter When: Sep 4, 2009

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Comments: I would definitely second the idea about rappelling from the anchors. The serrated edge at the top of the climb that the rope goes over is evil incarnate.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : AC/DC Wall : For Those About To Rock (We... (5.8)
By: jtwalter When: Sep 3, 2009

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Comments: This route was pretty fun climbing, but a hammer and a broom could be put to good use on it.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine : Jawa Jam (5.9)
By: jtwalter When: Aug 17, 2009

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Comments: Climbed this on Saturday right before the storm rolled in. The really small but critical left foothold when going through the roof at the last bolt broke when I stepped on it. Guess I need to shed a few pounds.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Tank Canyon : Visionary Wall : Tank Trap (5.10c)
By: jtwalter When: Jul 22, 2009

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Comments: If more people knew about this route you'd have to wait in line to get on it. Stellar.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Hard Rock : Suicide Blonde (5.11b)
By: jtwalter When: Mar 7, 2008

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Comments: I think you're referring to Beehive. It's like a .12b or something. Here is a photo of the route I think you're referring to : mountainproject.com/v/utah/was...


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Trilogy Buttress : Shadow and Flame (5.10b)
By: jtwalter When: Nov 26, 2007

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Comments: I don't know if it was because I was so gripped or because I was climbing with a pack on, but pulling over the first roof felt pretty stout to me. The holds right over the roof are pretty big, but the exposure increases the pucker factor. There is pretty loose rock on this route still. I pulled off some fairly large rocks pulling over the last roof. Fun climbing and great exposure.


Location: Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Caging the Zealot (5.10-)
By: jtwalter When: Nov 21, 2007

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Comments: Routes to the left of Caging the Zealot are (from left to right):

Harbinger - .11b
Conditional Bliss - .10a


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Division Wall : Pocket Change (5.11a)
By: jtwalter When: Nov 12, 2007

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Comments: This is probably the climb at Division that sees the most whippers. The climbing is typical pocket pulling up to the last bolt and then the horror show begins.


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