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Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Bingo Baby > Kodak Courage (5.12b) > Photo
By: Perin Blanchard When: Jul 11, 2012

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Comments: You forgot the sentence that I uttered immediately after that one which was, "Few, because most old guys have more sense than that."


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Forgotten Trails > Credibility Check (5.12a)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Jul 7, 2012

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Comments: Despite being a glued-together pile of choss this route is a lot of fun.

In A Climber's Guide to Select Walls in American Fork Canyon this is rated .11d/12a. Since MountainProject doesn't have .11d/.12a, I'll put it in as .12a to make me feel more accomplished...

Anyway, if you're shorter, the crux will almost certainly feel .12a.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Hellgate Cliffs > East Hellgate > ... > A Cloud In The Sky (5.10a)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Awesome.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Forgotten Trails > Smooth Operator (5.11c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: Bouldery start is right: I climbed up; tried out various tiny, uncomfortable holds. I climbed down. I climbed up and over; tried pockets. I climbed back over and down. I climbed up, thought about committing, climbed down. I climbed up, committed, guessed wrong. I fell down (onto the first bolt).

Lowered down and started over. Figured out where the (itty-bitty) hold I needed is, and fell off when an intermediate hold broke. Lowered again. Finally grunted through the start on features only loosel... more >>


Location: Utah > San Rafael Swell > San Rafael Swell - South > Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... > Q Crags > ... > Photo
By: Perin Blanchard When: Jun 10, 2012

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Comments: Wow, Paul! I'd never before considered using explosives in route development.

:-)


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Left Fork > Orangutan Wall > Don't Feed The Monkey (5.7)
By: Perin Blanchard When: May 31, 2012

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Comments: So, Jason: Darren has this as Don't Feed the Monkey and the line left of Superfly as Don't Touch the Monkey.

Which is it?


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Left Fork > Orangutan Wall > Turbo Fly (5.8)
By: Perin Blanchard When: May 31, 2012

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Comments: Named Turbo Fly in Knezek's guide, but since Jason entered this description I guess we'll trust his name :-)


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Rock Canyon > George
By: Perin Blanchard When: May 23, 2012

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Comments: Lounge Lizards P2/3


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Unknown Pleasures > Persona Non Grata (5.10c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: May 22, 2012

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Comments: Yeah, I should note that I thought it was more like .10a as well, although I specified .10c because that is the guidebook rating.


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Left Fork > Orangutan Wall > Turbo Fly (5.8) > Photo
By: Perin Blanchard When: May 17, 2012

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Comments: Forget Superfly of the '70's, baby! Superfly of the 21st Century wears man-pris.





Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > The Hideaway > South-Facing Wall > Charlie Don't Surf (5.9)
By: Perin Blanchard When: May 1, 2012

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Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Rock Canyon > The Balcony > Photo
By: Perin Blanchard When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: Heh. That arch route (The Dark Side of the Rainbow) will be rumored to go at .11d the next time anyone hears about it.

I thought it was about .10c when I redpointed it. Darren thought .11a or so.

At some point Darren's Yellow Brick Road project will be finished and I'll post the details.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > The Sail > The Brass Monkey (5.7)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Mar 16, 2012

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Comments: Alas! I really wanted to believe it.

Snopes on Brass Monkeys

"Somebody's fanciful imagination is at work cooking up spurious etymologies again. In short, this origin for the phrase 'cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey' is nonsense because..."


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Harts Draw
By: Perin Blanchard When: Feb 25, 2012

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Comments: I deleted "Mystery of the Desert's" comments. Drive-by anonymous cowards have no place in this conversation.


Location: Utah > Saint George > Black Rocks > Sunny Side > Black Friday (5.10d)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Feb 18, 2012

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Comments: I suspect if you have four or five inches more reach than me this won't feel nearly as hard as it did to me.

Although most of the route felt .10a or easier, I had to really crank on a small, painful hold with the smallest of footholds to reach the next really positive hold.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Grey Cliffs Picnic Area > The Shame Wall > Send in the Frowns (5.11c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: This route was quite a bit of fun, and makes the trek to the wall worth it. I didn't think the difficulty was .11c, however. Something around .11a was what it felt like to me.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Grey Cliffs Picnic Area > The Shame Wall > More of the Shame (5.10b)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: This was my favorite of the four grid-bolted routes on the left, probably because it had me stumped for quite a while at the blank spot. The way I finished it was thin and committing and I thought about .10c or d.

My partner, however, tried a different tack and thought it was easier.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Grey Cliffs Picnic Area > The Shame Wall > Wall of Shame (5.10a)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: I thought this was more like 5.9, maybe .10a, but I probably wandered a bit more than the FA (because I believe in using the big holds).


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Grey Cliffs Picnic Area > The Shame Wall > Shame is a Game (5.10c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: I thought this was more like .10a, maybe .10b.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > Sister Superior Group > Jah Man (5.10c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Nov 21, 2011

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Comments: @Joshh: The road was in quite bad shape on 29 Oct 2011 (completely gone in a few locations where it was in the wash).

In my Corolla we made it about 1/8 mile or so before I'd had enough; a high-clearance vehicle would probably have made it another 1/8 to 1/4 mile or so without serious risk of damage/getting stuck.

Took us about 2 hours from the car to the base of the tower.


Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Kolob Canyon > South Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall > Huecos Rancheros (5.12b/c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Oct 13, 2011

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Comments: I think 100m would be plenty.

As I recall, when I belayed someone on Huecos several years ago, we lowered with a single 70m. I had to climb up to the first bolt (or maybe a little past it) once the rope came tight on me (the belayer), then downclimb.


Location: Idaho > South Idaho > City of Rocks > Building Blocks > Building Blocks - East > Pinner Face (5.10c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Oct 6, 2011

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Comments: Maybe you guys are right, but I sure don't remember it being that hard, and I wrote the description the day after I climbed it.


Location: Idaho > South Idaho > City of Rocks > Building Blocks > Building Blocks - East > Pinner Face (5.10c)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: Renamed from Unknown.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > The Membrane > Kitchen Sink (5.10b)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Oct 1, 2011

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Comments: This is currently marked at the base with "9+" in chalk. I thought it was definitely "plus", but I may just be weak or otherwise unworthy.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > American Fork Canyon > Hard Rock > Unknown 5.10+ (5.10+)
By: Perin Blanchard When: Sep 29, 2011

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Comments: When I was first told about this line I was told it is a 5.11a. I thought the first roof was the hardest part, so if that's true, it can't be any harder than the line with which it shares the start (Unknown 5.10c).

Be a bit wary of this line. At some point some of the upper roof is going to come off. It seems fairly solid now, but is hollow-sounding when you hit it with your hand. You don't want to be around if it decides to take flight.


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