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Areas = 15
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Location: Utah > Zion National Park > The Riverside Walk Trail an... > Narrow Escape (5.9 A3+)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 11, 2015

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Comments: Pics or it didn't happen!


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Slab Happy Pinnacle > Random Blessings (5.10d PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 6, 2015

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Comments: Having challenges as well with that topo on here. PM me if you want one and I'll send a .pdf.


So thinking that the route name was kinda on the hippy-dippy side I proposed 'The Gift of Water' but Ned vetoed it. Swirly diorite mixed with El Cap golden granite + flying water droplets = not-so-random grabbable gifts to rock scalers:




Mungearete visible at 1:50




Location: Colorado > Buena Vista > The River Chamber
By: Rob Dillon When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: Wow.

Thanks for considering other ideas.

Did y'all just see that?


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Cat Wall > 100th Monkey (5.11a/b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: Is this thing all the way over by 'No Take on The Flake'?


Location: Colorado > Buena Vista > The River Chamber
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Nice spot with some nice, little routes.

Jess, I see you aren't taking credit for the steep line with the multiple drilled pockets and spray-paint splotches over the bolt hangers…anybody want to own up to that one?

I try to keep an open mind about stuff, but this one strikes me as Not Okay.


Location: Colorado > Buena Vista > The River Chamber > Huha (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: 2 things:

New leaders already have a way to practice climbing cracks…it's called a toprope. Easy to arrange on a 50' crag with bolted anchors. Dumbing down the art of crack climbing isn't doing anyone any favors, in my opinion.

And to Mr. Hanger Remover: if you're trying to make some kind of ethical statement, you have to remove the bolts and fill the holes. Otherwise you're just a lowlife, lazy thief.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Cadillac Crag > Brand New Cadillac (5.11b/c R)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 13, 2015

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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Island In The Sky > Washer Woman > In Search Of Suds (5.10+)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: Um, everyone who?


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Cliffs of Insanity > I've Seen Worse (5.11)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: The rockfall was creation-induced. Artificial selection.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Cliffs of Insanity > I've Seen Worse (5.11)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: Fun route that you should do. The dusty feet through the layback section make things seem exciting, but my feet never slipped.


Location: Tennessee > The Tennessee Wall > T-Wall East > Capital Assets (aka Mantis ... (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 29, 2014

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Comments: OK, exhumed the old guidebook. Dean and I did this in February 1997. Avoiding the weekend crowds, hence the name. One star.


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > SOB Gully (skier's left sid... > Casually Off-Route (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: A tiny but exciting topout option on the *bonus pitches*:

After the first two 'out-of-character' up & right junk pitches, one arrives on a big ledge hunting for a 5.9 corner on the mini-headwall. Instead of the 5.9 corner, walk right on the big ledge about 40' past the juniper tree to find a squarish wall of immaculate and well-featured brown stone. Climb a 30' left-leaning, thin crack with just enough pro to keep you going. 5.10 and slightly steep. After this, continue up ledgy/wandery junk... more >>


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > North Chasm View Wall
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: Probably best they didn't go any further.


Location: Colorado > Leadville > Timberline Lake Basin > Tiger Cliff > Stripes Wall > Burning Bright (5.11d)
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: For some reason, my much stronger climbing buddies stayed off this one on the sharp end, allowing me to make the first actual lead. Thanks, fellas!

  • And yes, Dougald, I toproped the hell out of it before leading it. Onsighters will want to be actual 5.12 climbers, I think.



Location: Colorado > Leadville > Timberline Lake Basin > Tiger Cliff > Main Wall > The Gold Card (5.12a PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: I liked 'Walk of Shame', but that's a lot of name for a 20-foot variation.


Location: Colorado > 10 Mile Canyon > Mount Royal (near Frisco) > Royal Flush (5.9) > Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: Tilt!


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > SOB Gully (skier's left sid... > ... > Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: Homies are actually visible in this shot if you know where to look, on the topout pitch.


Location: Colorado > Independence Pass > Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: It's in the guidebook. If you look north and a bit W from the Pass, up and across the tundra the Instant Karma crag stands out as the only decent-looking chunk of rock on the hillside. Has a handful of slightly grungy alpine splitters that would benefit from increased traffic. ~45 minute approach, depending on your conditioning (it's at 12K+ feet). One rope. No fixed anchors.


Location: North Carolina > Whiteside Mountain > Southeast Face > Whiteside Girdle (5.10 R)
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: Whoa.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Lower Merced River Canyon > 12 - Wildcat Falls & Above ... > Tales of Power (5.12b) > Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: Yes. This is to keep his Helmet from rolling away.


Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Chimneys of Treasure > Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, people have only been climbing these things for about 50 years on hexes and stoppers. If you can get yourself up there, you'll probably work it out.


Location: Colorado > Leadville > Finback Crags > The Emperor Wall > The Peoples Buttress (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 3, 2014

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Comments: Choss for the People!


Location: Colorado > Leadville > Weston Wall > Chips and Salsa (5.11d)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: "This is long and tedious!"

is that a good thing?


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > The Rectory > Find Shade (5.11)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Called 'Find Shade" according to the Jay Smith topo in my old Rock and Ice. We climbed it on a cooler day, but I like the name.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Wall Street > Mephistopheles (5.13)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: As a 5.11AO I thought this was well worth doing- cool moves, scenic, thoughtful. The stemming section is desperate and insecure- nice work Mason! Way above my pay grade.


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