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Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Table Rock : Propeller Area : Propeller (5.11d)
By: R.Walters When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: FFA: Tedd Thompson
DMM offsets useful


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Kung Fu Theater : Enter The Dragon (5.11-)
By: R.Walters When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Brilliant.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Rosy Palms (5.10c/d)
By: R.Walters When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Great boulder problem on a rope.
Bring finger-sized gear to back up the lone bolt for the follower.
Sketchy getting down via Muchachas rappel (scree). Another option would be to drop your line down Jet Screamin' though I haven't tried this.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Mores Mountain
By: R.Walters When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: It's all about perspective. The Black Cliffs are pretty chossy, but there are a few good lines in between piles. Same goes for Mores, but with less quantity. It's not the City, but IMO worth a trip from Boise when it's too hot in the valley and you don't have a lot of time.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : The Dark Side : Wire Brush Hair Cut (5.12a)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 7, 2012

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Comments: I agree with you, Heller. I thought that clipping the 5th bolt from below would have been nearly impossible (for me).

The fourth bolt, which is easy to clip, protects the crux, but is at or below your feet when you are making the last difficult move. But it's nothing but air below.

Edit: Suspect hardware updated to stainless as of Oct 2015.

Also.. rattlesnake spotted near the eastern edge of the Dark Side cliff band recently. Keep an eye out, especially during shoulder season.

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Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Vertigo View : Sex Never did this to my ha... (5.9)
By: R.Walters When: Sep 30, 2012

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Comments: One 60 m is plenty. Rap from slings around a horn.. might want to carry a bit extra to replace if needed. Not that bad w/o tape IMO.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon
By: R.Walters When: Aug 30, 2012

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Comments: Thu, there are a couple areas that are fine for kids. Namely, Shadowlands and Dark Side as well as parts of Sunshine area. Short approaches with large flat areas. I think the Cronin guide even has a 'kid-friendliness' rating system for each area. Enjoy your visit; Spearfish is great.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Mores Mountain : Roadside Rock : Midnight Visitor (5.10b)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: One of the best pitches of climbing in the Boise area!


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : McCall Area : Slick Rock : Scenic Traction (5.9+ R)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: I would say it is definitely more run out than its neighbor 'slippery slope'. But the harder parts are certainly well-protected, which is probably what Cory alludes to in his comparison.

Just be prepared to find yourself in some "don't fall" territory on some easier climbing (think 5.5ish) on the upper pitches (which are super fun).

This is my favorite of the 4 routes described here. Great rock.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Phallus
By: R.Walters When: Jul 22, 2012

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Comments: Yet another gem of a Bob Kamps route. I remember being gripped and I clipped the bolt, which I now understand to be a retro job.

Rich, do you happen to know if there is any truth to the the guidebook anecdote about the FA? Apparently Kamps didn't like the rap bolt that was drilled so they used Lauria as a counterweight backup (webbing around his wrists?) for the first 3 rappels. Must have drawn the short straw.


Location: Wyoming : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Dec 27, 2011

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Comments: Very cool.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Euphamiah Beresford Memoria... : The Euphamiah Beresford Mem... (5.11a) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Nov 25, 2011

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Comments: Nice photo Brent.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Green Acres : The Garden (5.10c)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 24, 2011

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Comments: Sustained for the Black Cliffs and with great pro.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : West Car Body Canyon : Pictures of Lily (5.11b)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 2, 2011

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Comments: Excellent movement


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Safety Pin : East Ridge (5.6) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: May 29, 2011

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Comments: Awesome!


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : The Prow : Pete's Wicked Route (5.11c)
By: R.Walters When: May 18, 2011

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Comments: Best route description on this website?
Opening move difficulty is possibly height-dependent.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Tent Peg : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: Great photo


Location: Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : The Dark Side : The Cube Area : ... : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Mar 12, 2011

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Comments: Nice! How high is that thing?


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Undeserved Area : ... : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Jan 29, 2011

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Comments: nice shot


Location: Wyoming : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Easy Day for a Lady (5.9) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Nov 18, 2010

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Comments: I think she's on a top-rope.

Nice photo...Fremont Canyon rocks!


Location: South Dakota : East Side SD : Palisades State Park : Positron : Debutant Farmers (5.12-) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Nov 4, 2010

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Comments: Great photo nice work


Location: South Dakota : East Side SD : Palisades State Park : Swingset Cove
By: R.Walters When: Nov 4, 2010

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Comments: Hey man, nice work on the new development on the Sioux quartzite!
Not to bust your balls or anything, but do you think you could add a few words about the approach?
cheers


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Vertigo View : Pastaman Vibration (5.8+ PG13)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 15, 2010

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Comments: Hardware was modern at least as of summer 2010. Great route.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Head Shop Wall : Totally Flaked (5.10b)
By: R.Walters When: Jul 2, 2010

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Comments: Hey Mike, I suppose it could use a bit of scrubbing as there was a some dirt behind it. I would have but didn't have a brush. Everything else looked solid.

Anchors might be tough to clip for shorter folks. Maybe a few more chain links would make it easier rather than having to re-drill? Hope summer is treating you well.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Head Shop Wall : Totally Flaked (5.10b)
By: R.Walters When: Jun 28, 2010

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Comments: I pulled a head-sized block off near the top of this puppy a few weeks ago at an undercling. ?feels a tad harder than 10b now IMO. Quality extension otherwise.


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