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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Nicholas Ryan Valoff



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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Battle of the Bulge Buttres... > Quarter of a Man (5.11+)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Jan 2, 2018

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Comments: I placed somewhere around 8 red camalots on this route but I brought up 12 and it was really nice to not worry about running low on that size, especially toward the top of the initial corner. 4-5 green camalots, 8-10 reds, and 2 golds will be plenty for the bottom part. I also placed 2 purple and an additional gold at the top, mostly because I was pumped out of my mind and thought I might potentially blow the final bit. Excellent endurance climb, for me onsighting was a spiritual experience.

Location: New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > Solar Cave > Cro-Magnon (5.12a)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: May 19, 2017

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Comments: Fun route! The techy face climbing at the top was awesome. Failed to find the bucket hold near the lip of the roof and I believe the pullup on bad slopers that resulted made it a solid 12b.

Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Apple Cider > 3AM Handy (5.11b)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Mar 14, 2016

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Comments: Nice description, Gary.

Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Yabo Roof (V5)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Feb 22, 2016

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Comments: I thought this problem was really awesome. I found it hilarious that you start out the roof with your whole body inside the boulder. This to me made it immediately classic.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Pistol Whipped > Cocked (5.11-)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: This route is very, very sandy. Bring a kitchen scrub brush up for the send, half a dozen friends to toprope it and it might clean up. It's cool route, but with the amount of water and grime that runs down it I worry it might never get the traffic it needs.

Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Jabba Buttress > Better Eat Yo Wheaties (5.13a)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Gave a burn on this rig yesterday. Can't decide if using the halfway shakeout to the left of the third bolt is contrived. It seems sort of necessary for the sequence to flow, and even if you opt to go straight up, through very sandy crimps, this hold becomes a foot. Which hold broke?

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Donnelly Canyon > Let 'er Buck (5.12b)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Jan 6, 2015

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Comments: A totally inspiring looking feature, this is, simply put, some of the best arete climbing I have ever experienced. Most of the climbing is pretty technical, I found myself unlocking each sequence move by move, consistently engaged the entire time. Highly recommend this one, and unlike most of the climbs at Donnelly, there probably won't be a line for this rig during peak season!

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Wall Street > Fernando (5.11b)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Apr 3, 2013

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Comments: Last move felt really hard for me (and for 11b) and I'm 5'10. Great line regardless.

Location: Colorado > Durango > Sailing Hawks > Pocket Change Boulder > Under the Sea (V6)
By: Nicholas Ryan Valoff When: Jan 22, 2012

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Comments: Correct me once. shame on me.
Correct me twice, and you're breaking the second posting guideline.
I hope you have better things to do than try and guilt trip someone online. As a climber, I know you probably don't.
I deleted the irrelevant information. SORRY for the confusion.

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