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Routes = 10
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Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Trip to the Vet (5.10+)
By: Nicholas Withem When: Feb 26, 2017

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Comments: #00 alien holds. 170lbs no gear, took 2 falls on the bouldery start. The foot is angled down to the right, give tension so you don't slip. Both of us made the same mistake.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Unnamed 5.11 ( 36 in 2nd Ad... (5.11)
By: Nicholas Withem When: Feb 26, 2017

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Comments: Cat's in the Doghouse. Fun route that starts the 2 pitch doghouse route. Good variation from rattly fingers to a chimney to pull into a .75 out of the chimney to hands, and finally thinning fingers towards the anchor.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : South Fork of Taylor : Namaste Wall : Dost Mitra (5.11a/b)
By: Nicholas Withem When: May 19, 2016

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Comments: Great route to warm up on. I didn't feel it was too run out at all and I don't even have the endurance to send it. Give it a go the falls are great and mostly in the air.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : South Fork of Taylor : Namaste Wall : Namaste (5.11d)
By: Nicholas Withem When: May 19, 2016

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Comments: Crux is at the bottom 2 bolts, then it just sustained burliness for miles! Very straightforward, not technical but a super fun climb!


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Headache Area : The Headache (5.10)
By: Nicholas Withem When: May 19, 2016

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Comments: Park at the last switchback before the tunnel entrance. Walk towards the tunnel and take the trail that starts on the left side of the tunnel entrance.

First pitch is Indian Creek style splitter, second pitch is variable flaring crack and a little roof move and is longer than the first pitch. Third pitch has two cracks, follow the left one up with some easy face moves but the crux is at the top where the pod flares out making for awkward placement.

Watch out for afternoon thunderstorms, take ... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Earth Angel (5.10-)
By: Nicholas Withem When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: The hike in took longer than expected to we timed it on the way out. It was 50minutes from the trailhead with the 3 cairns(where the uphill section begins) to the parking lot. So maybe another 35 minutes uphill from the cairns for a total of 85mins. So keep hiking the wash until you definitely see the profile view otherwise you might go off hiking the wrong canyon.

The only anchors on this route are the cordallette wrapped on a rock on the first pitch, cordallette around a tree on the second p... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Mars Attacks (5.9 PG13)
By: Nicholas Withem When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: Route info: after parking at Devils Bridge trailhead, continue down Dry Creek Road for 700 feet(700 steps for me 6ft tall) to a drainage, basically an opening in the trail where you see the prow of the buttress rather than the port(left) side of the buttress. We left a big cairn but there are absolutely no cairns leading up the drainage at all. Its the third drainage on the right after the road. EASIEST WAY UP! The other option is to park, follow devils bridge trail and cut left basically whenev... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Totem-Proto Area : Pathological Optimist (5.10)
By: Nicholas Withem When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: Great route! take a nut for the runout at the top and definitely some small gear for the bottom just after the first few bolts to prevent a ground fall ( .75 and smaller). Chains at top are low and perfect for the lead but a little awkward for the rappel, however there is a second set you can rappel on the other side. A 70m will take you to the ground with the first set on rappel but not a 60.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Transmission (5.11-)
By: Nicholas Withem When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Offsets would be nice for the 2nd pitch. A flaring crack presents a bit of a challenge for gear placement.


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