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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

The Holy Road (FA)

5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a (4)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Christian Brothers - East S...

Apr 18, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Sending Even Steven 11b

Sending Even Steven 11b

WA : Index : ... : Even Steven (5.11b)

Jul 19, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Finding a good stance to clip the 3rd bolt can be ...

Finding a good stance to clip the 3rd bolt can be tricky.

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Five Easy Pieces (start) (5.12a)

May 14, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: BETA ALERT! Right foot heel hook is key beta to av...

BETA ALERT! Right foot heel hook is key beta to avoid having to throw for the bucket!

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Five Easy Pieces (start) (5.12a)

May 14, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Meg just starting into the crux

Meg just starting into the crux

OR : Smith Rock : ... : The North Face (5.12a)

May 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: About to start the slab. Amazing photo by Shay Ski...

About to start the slab. Amazing photo by Shay Skinner

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Dreamin' (5.12a)

May 21, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Whipping at 2nd to last bolt. Again. This is the r...

Whipping at 2nd to last bolt. Again. This is the redpoint crux.

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Crossfire (5.12b)

Sep 30, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Moving to the first bolt. #4 camalot in the big po...

Moving to the first bolt. #4 camalot in the big pocket. Photo by Shay Skinner

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Crossfire (5.12b)

Sep 30, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the first bolt above Karate Crack. Photo ...

Clipping the first bolt above Karate Crack. Photo by Shay Skinner

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Crossfire (5.12b)

Sep 30, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme : Fails of Power (5.11c)
By: Mike Rowley When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: I'm not very good at ringlocks, so I brought 3 BD .75s. I was glad to have them. From under the roof it's just a few strenuous pulls with great gear. Clipping the chains is pretty cruxy. Fantastic climb!! So worth going to the second anchor.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (c) Shipwreck Wall : Shipwreck Wall - East Face : Bolt From the Blue (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Surprised that this route doesn't have any comments yet! The 1st pitch is pretty solid 5.11 but only for a couple moves. The anchors are conveniently located on a huge ledge. I took a seat here to ponder the meaning of life. The climbing to the second anchor is great. Really nice holds, great rock quality, fun, engaging moves. Get on this thing!


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Myopia (5.11a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: I thought the comments talked this route up to be better than it was. The crux was fun, and the "10+" corner above was fun, but the rest of the route wasn't that great. The seriously uncomfortable belays really detract from the experience. As many others have said, this route is significantly more serious than The Fine Line or Direct Beckey. I would not get on this until you feel really confident on mid to upper 5.11. I brought small nuts, a single grey Metolius, and doubles up to three and had ... more >>


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : The Fine Line (5.11c)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Whew! That first pitch means business! I managed to pull off the onsight, but I would not have wanted to fall on those old rusted bolts. Felt pretty solid 11c to me. Great climbing up through the 4th pitch but then it starts to lose quality. Fantastic outing though. Highly recommend


Location: ID : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Martini Sector : Martini (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: I enjoyed this route more than Shaken. While both are awesome I thought the moves on this were more engaging.


Location: ID : The Fins : The Head Wall : Clips from the Bong (5.12b)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: Great climb! The slab at the top is no gimmie! Not dirty at all, just a serious change of character from good holds to no holds.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face : The North Face (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: I have been intimidated by this route for several years now and finally got the courage to try it this past weekend. What an amazing line!! There are no 5.12 moves on it, but it feels hard with 60 meters of rope pulling on you. Despite several foot slips, I managed to pull off the onsight!

This climb is totally safe if you are comfortable placing and trusting small gear. DMM offset Peanuts were absolutely money any place that I wanted pro. Next time I climb it, I won't bring a single cam. I us... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Fear Factor (5.11d)
By: Mike Rowley When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: So glad to see this finally posted!! I jumped on this last summer thinking it was Bosch. This thing is super fun!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - South : Euro Beast (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: While this probably is the easiest 12 at the City, there are a couple tricky moves before pulling the lip of the roof. If you are pumped they could feel pretty desperate. Don't be nervous about the high first bolt, the climbing is only 5.8 until you get to the roof. The holds were pretty sharp and I don't think this thing sees too much traffic, so jump on it!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Cloud Tower (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: Great climb! The crux pitch is tricky, but not all that terrible. A few hard moves to great fingers! Pitch 5 might have been my favorite pitch. For a wide/fist crack it was seriously enjoyable! I was happy to have two #4 camalots.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Unimpeachable Groping (5.10b)
By: Mike Rowley When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: This is a great climb. Super fun and well protected. My gf and I climbed it in early Feb and the face was in the shade by around noon. Made for a slightly more chilly day than we expected. We did not bring anything besides 15 draws and were totally happy with our choice. Pitch 1 is the only place you could possibly want nuts, but the small runout is on easier terrain. There is nothing harder than 10b anywhere on the climb, so don't be intimidated by the 10+ rating.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - North : Beware of Nesting Egos (5.11b PG13)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Great climb! One of my favorite City routes to date. I felt like the gear was pretty sketch after the flake, but before the first bolt, but the climbing is not too hard there. Fun, Memorable movement, really varied. Highly recommended.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock
By: Mike Rowley When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: It would be no problem at all to find people to climb with. Its gonna be really hot in July, but you can climb in the shade and find decent temps. The Bivy is a great place to find partners.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (2) Llama Wall : American Nirvana (5.11c)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: This route is actually the 2nd bolt line to the RIGHT of blackened. Deceivingly steep and pumpy. Hard to read crux on an onsite, but amazing incut pockets to suss out the sequence from! I def set up camp while looking for my sequence.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (k) The Dihedrals : Sunshine Dihedral (5.11d)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: As intimidating as the line is, I would not say pg-13 or R. As others have said, gear isn't the best down low but its there. Once you get above the start the entire climb eats small offset nuts. I only placed 3-4 cams the whole route but was able to place nuts anywhere I wanted to. I wasn't concerned about any of the nuts pulling. Its all there, with bomber gear! Get on it!


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : South/Southeast (Right) Fac... : Golden Stairs (5.11c)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: This route is SUPER classic. Possibly the best 5.11 route that I have done. Absolutely phenomenal! Steep, pumpy, engaging.... Get on this beast! Rest up at the 4th bolt, and try to sprint to the chains!


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