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Location: Colorado : Glenwood Springs : Glenwood Canyon : Surgery Buttress : Main Wall : Slippin' Sloan (5.9)
By: Lynn S When: Apr 20, 2009

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Comments: I thought this was more thought provoking than the 9+ to the right. Great rock for the majority of the route.


Location: Nevada : Southern Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Cat in the Hat (5.6)
By: Lynn S When: Apr 6, 2009

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Comments: Good fun, mellow climbing. We did an off route variation on the second pitch up a shallow left facing corner (about 70 right of the 2nd anchor bolts at the top of the first pitch). It actually was very nice climbing, some hollow rock but fun moves. Only negative is that you have to scramble through some bushes to the left to get to the pitch 2 tree that is the anchor.

When rapping from the top do a short 40 foot rap to anchor bolts at the top of the arete and then an 80 foot rap to the ledge... more >>


Location: Nevada : Southern Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Y2K (5.10a)
By: Lynn S When: Apr 6, 2009

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Comments: Excellent line, pitches 1,2 and 4 are very fun. Pitch 4 was great with good gear in my opinion. If 5.9 is pushing your limit then you may find it exciting making the last couple of moves to easy ground.


Location: Nevada : Southern Nevada : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Purblind Pillar (5.8)
By: Lynn S When: Apr 6, 2009

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Comments: Fabulous route for the grade, I enjoyed each pitch, a must do. For a relatively new route I thought the rock was great, just use common sense with some of the inviting looking flakes. Nice stances/ledges for each belay.

Pitch 2, very different character from the other pitches, friction traversing right on the softer white rock. There is a cool looking hourglass feature just left and below of the bolt on the pitch. Do not pull out on the feature, just pinch the lower portion of the hourglass... more >>


Location: Colorado : Glenwood Springs : Glenwood Canyon : Grey Slabs
By: Lynn S When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: Once you hit the aqueduct, head east along the debris for about 200 yards until you pass a large alcove. A recent tetanus shot could be helpful in this section of rusty metal and nails. Then begin angling upward and right to the base of the slab.

The trail does have some cairns here and there, not too hard to follow. The easier routes are right of the trail hitting the wall and the more difficult ones to the left.

You can see the formation from the parking below.


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Bear Lake Trailheads : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : ... : Dragon's Tail Couloir (WI2 M2)
By: Lynn S When: Mar 17, 2009

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Comments: Ski it in the Spring, get on it early, lots of sun.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Nervous in Suburbia (5.10a)
By: Lynn S When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: Fun route, first clip is off the ground a bit. Moved through the crux by heading left from the first bolt. Good match to the left for hands, small ramp for feet, go for the obvious large rail out left. Engaging climbing above. Belayer needs to be attentive as there is potential for a near grounder if you mess up the moves getting to the second bolt.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Lucy in the Sky with Potash (5.10a/b)
By: Lynn S When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: 00 C3 will be at your waist for the bouldery crux move. Reached up left for the edge, the higher you reach the less greasy the hold. Smear with the left and step up with the right in the corner, slam a jam in the next opening. Fun climbing.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Fernando (5.11b)
By: Lynn S When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: Sam, do you have the soundtrack for "Momma Mia"? Any new additions to the new Sam and Josh crag?


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Fernando (5.11b)
By: Lynn S When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: ABBA inspired routes on Wall Street, wow. Super fun moves the whole way. Could not pull off the crux move at the top on lead, next go around. Crimper for the left, quarter sized crimper for the right, a patented Josh high step and.........

Beautiful patina, interspersed with some not so solid rock, but remarkably those edges seem to be holding up well.

Here is the youtube link for ABBA's "Fernando" You can have this stuck in your head when leading the route next time.

youtube.c... more >>


Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Arch : Mitten Slab : Mitten Slab (5.10b)
By: Lynn S When: Feb 22, 2009

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Comments: Nice long route with thought provoking climbing due to the friable nature of some of the flakes. Gets full sun, good during the cooler times of the year, beautiful views.

Tobin and I combined the first 4 pitches into 2, not recommended, and then he led the last long pitch to the top anchor. Running those pitches together led to some nasty rope drag, even with extended slings.

Several short raps (60m rope) back to the ground. Yes, there are many flakes that can snag your rope, we avoided thi... more >>


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Lynn S When: Feb 20, 2009

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Comments: Fabulous route, one of my favorites in the Park. Did this several times back in the late '90s and need to take my kids there now.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid... : Dappled Mare (5.8)
By: Lynn S When: Dec 30, 2008

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Comments: Did this in two pitches with my kids, but it would have been better as follows.

Pitch 1 - go up to the bolts, start left of the yucca just off the big boulder, with long runners on pro there is not much rope drag, maybe 160 foot pitch.

Pitch 2 - do the downward traverse, climb the left leaning crack and find the most comfortable stance you can above that section. This keeps decent visual/verbal communication with the follower(s) in case they have trouble. Not a great stance but you won't b... more >>


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : The Moonlight Buttress (Cle... (5.8 C1)
By: Lynn S When: Nov 19, 2008

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Comments: Thanks BJ and Steve for helping get me up the route, it was great fun! Amazing position, great rock and relatively easy approach(with low water) made this a great intro to climbing in Zion for me, will be back in the Spring for another route.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Bakery : Cherry On Top (5.10b/c)
By: Lynn S When: Oct 9, 2008

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Comments: Nice route on good rock. Crux is getting to the last bolt and a move to the anchor. A #3 and #4 camalot are helpful in the first 30 feet then it is finger size from there to the first bolt.

This area gets lots of morning sun, for better or worse depending on the season.


Location: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+) : Photo
By: Lynn S When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: Your forearm is just huge!


Location: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+)
By: Lynn S When: Oct 3, 2008

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Comments: Did this today with my 13 year old daughter and 15 year old son, what a treat! We had a great time, only party on the route. I thought the climbing was a blast, I can't wait to go back and do it again.

If you keep out of the OW and stem the holes, the crux is definitely the last moves on the final pitch (Tobin led this). #4 Camalot in the OW is all you need, you can also clip the ratty sling on the chockstone if you want.

I think I placed about 6 pieces of gear on my leads today (@POU... more >>


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : El Rito Traditional Area : Photo
By: Lynn S When: Sep 24, 2008

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Comments: Love to see families out climbing!


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Eyebrow : Tweezer (5.12a)
By: Lynn S When: Sep 9, 2008

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Comments: Stallone-esque move past the first bolt, pretty hard to keep the feet from coming off the rock. Pretty steep and stays dry, except the last few moves, even a steady rain.

You too can be a "cliffhanger".


Location: Colorado : Carbondale Area : The Narrows : The Front Porch : Back From The Dead (5.11-)
By: Lynn S When: Sep 9, 2008

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Comments: That way seemed easier than the original way we pulled the crux moves (see photo). The undercling is bomber.


Location: Wyoming : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Wolfs Head : Photo
By: Lynn S When: Sep 7, 2008

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Comments: You may be right, your shorts were a bit "bunchy" that day..


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Upper Boulderfield Area : Lower Bulldog Cliff : Bush Pilot (5.10b)
By: Lynn S When: Sep 2, 2008

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Comments: Not sure about the gear aspect, I was pretty focused on clipping the bolts.


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Upper Boulderfield Area : Lower Bulldog Cliff : Bush Pilot (5.10b)
By: Lynn S When: Aug 31, 2008

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Comments: Very steep for a 10a, overhanging for a majority of the route, big holds where you want them.


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Lincoln Creek : Lincoln Creek Cliff : Cardo's Corner (5.9)
By: Lynn S When: Aug 28, 2008

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Comments: Excellent route, climb up and right out of the chimney (just above the bush) to the beautiful corner. Great gear once you get into the corner. There seemed to be no worthwhile gear until you get into the actual corner, by then you are a ways off the ground.

One of the best 9s I have done on the Pass. Farther left is Landslide and fun 5.7.


Location: Colorado : Carbondale Area : The Narrows : The Watchtower : El Guapo (5.10c/d) : Photo
By: Lynn S When: Aug 24, 2008

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Comments: I also see a possible FA out the left side of his lower lip through some vegetation on his upper lip to a left-leaning dihedral just out from his nose. Then it could link up to the previous "Cigar Sombrero" route.


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