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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

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Marius vanderMerwe



All 333 | Routes 40 | Areas 1 | Photos 70 | Page Improvements | Comments 33 | Posts 6 | Stars 112 | Ratings 71
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Location: Utah : Saint George : Shotgun Alley
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Oct 21, 2011

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Comments: The routes west of the river are a bit of a pain to get to since you have to wade the river and then negotiate the talus slope. They also tend to be steeper, harder, and more painful on the fingers.

Location: Utah : Saint George : Black Rocks : Sunny Side : Oh My Hell (5.10c)
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Aug 25, 2011

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Comments: Sustained and interesting. A candidate for the best 5.10 at Black Rocks.

Location: Utah : Saint George : Black Rocks : Shady Side : Polluting the Gene Pool (5.11a)
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Aug 23, 2011

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Comments: Moderate 5.10 climbing all the way to right below the anchor. Clipping the anchor while side-pulling on a crimper is the only challenge for the 5.11 climber.

Location: Utah : Saint George : Pine Valley : Tetas De Cabre : Lifesaver 360 (5.10a)
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Aug 19, 2011

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Comments: Great route with sustained but varied climbing.

Location: Utah : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Hair Today Gone Tomorrow (5.11c)
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Jul 21, 2011

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Comments: The first bolt placement needed to be at least a foot higher to be of value, but other than that a great and fun climb (if a bit soft for the grade).

Location: Utah : Saint George
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Apr 25, 2011

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Comments: This introduction and description of the St. George area crags is in need of an update. The comments about the area lacking in true classics or not being a climbing destination is at best a minority opinion or at worst a complete misrepresentation. In fact, very few areas in the world can compete with the variety (limestone, sandstone, basalt, tufa and conglomerate) and quality (especially the limestone) of rock and climbs available in the St. George area. Add the proximity of Zion's big walls a... more >>

Location: Utah : Saint George : Moe's Valley Access Informa...
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Mar 3, 2011

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Comments: Thanks for speaking up Todd. Moe's is a great asset to our climbing community and it is sad to see how it gets abused and trashed. Perhaps because it is often the "cool dudes" who do this, they are not being confronted, and even those who truly love the place often look the other way.

Doing the right thing is not that hard: walk the few extra minutes to your climb, clean up after your dog (in a desert poo takes a long time to decompose), do not make a fire (bring your stove if you absolutely ha... more >>

Location: Utah : Saint George : Shotgun Alley
By: Marius vanderMerwe When: Jul 18, 2010

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Comments: The area with all the cool petroglyphs is not far from here (maybe 1-2 miles away) and is definitely worth a visit too.

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