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Routes = 10
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All 62 | Routes 2 | Areas 1 | Photos 1 | Page Improvements | Comments 8 | Posts 43 | Stars 5 | Ratings 2
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Torsades de Pointes

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 55'

Utah : Saint George : ... : The Solstice

Jan 18, 2016

Heavy Metal

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C0 (5)

Trad, Aid, 3 pitches

Utah : San Rafael Swell : ... : Assembly Hall Peak

Jul 12, 2007

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Assembly Hall Peak

Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North

Jul 12, 2007

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: The route goes up the backside (not in the photo)

The route goes up the backside (not in the photo)

Utah : Moab Area : ... : Tezcatlipoca (5.7)

Dec 18, 2005

Contributed Comments


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lisa Falls : Lisa Falls Buttress
By: RoadTripRyan When: Jul 10, 2013

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Comments: The floods/rock slides of last week changed the base of the falls incredibly. It raised the ground level several feet and washed out boulder/trees at the top. Amazing!

Location: Utah : Lake Powell : Glen Canyon : The Cheesebox (Easy 5th)
By: RoadTripRyan When: Apr 25, 2012

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Comments: Tristan:
I think you used my route description. ( ) You seem to be doing a lot of the trips from my site these days.

It was traditionally rated 5.5 in the Desert Rock guidebook I have. Could definitely be soloed, but the rock is poor. A few pieces seem prudent for moderate leaders. I know of at least 2 groups that went to the base without gear, and backed off.

Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Encore (5.7)
By: RoadTripRyan When: Aug 16, 2008

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Comments: After the roof, there is also a bolted line up the arete on the left. Anyone know what's it's called? Felt about 5.7 as well.

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: RoadTripRyan When: Sep 18, 2007

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Comments: We did this route September 17-2007. Wild exposure on the last pitch. If you have a 70M rope, you can rap the route with that instead of taking 2-60M's. 1 set of cams, 1 set of nuts, and some trad draws is the rack we used. My more detailed trip report is here

Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Assembly Hall Peak : Heavy Metal (5.10 C0)
By: RoadTripRyan When: Jul 12, 2007

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Comments: Write-up, with some pictures, is also available at-

Location: Utah : Echo Canyon : The Pierced Nipple : Piercing The Nipple (5.12c A0-1)
By: RoadTripRyan When: May 13, 2007

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Comments: A couple of rivet hangers, or wire nuts are useful. 2 or 3 of the bolts were missing hangers.

Location: Utah : Moab Area : The Maze District : Cleopatra's Chair : Regular Route (5.8 A0)
By: RoadTripRyan When: Apr 3, 2007

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Comments: Definitely an interesting climb. Disappointedly, we could not find a summit register. It would be interesting to see how often the route is climbed.

For gear, I placed a #2 Robot Cam in the first pitch before the traverse out of the hand crack, and used a couple of medium cams to setup a belay. That was it for the route. The slot pitch is easy and secure, and the crux section up high doesn't have any placements.

I avoided the shoulder stand crux move with a wide stem, and tricky balance... more >>

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Sunshine Wall : Sunshine Wall Routes : Tezcatlipoca (5.7)
By: RoadTripRyan When: Dec 11, 2005

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Comments: When I did this, I placed a #4 Camalot at the top of the crack, a couple of TCU's in a horizontal crack below the drilled piton, then a quickdraw for the piton.

Fun tower. Great setting.


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