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Location: Idaho : West Idaho : McCall Area : Slick Rock
By: R.Walters When: Jul 3, 2017

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Comments: PSA/Rant: There is naturally a fair bit of loose rock on this exfoliation dome. Please tread lightly and be extremely careful when climbing above other parties. We were nearly struck by rockfall intentionally released by a party who were trying to clear bad rock from the memorial route on Saturday morning. If you must trundle, at least be absolutely certain there is no one around whatsoever (e.g., no other cars parked on the road, no one seen in the vicinity of the route/base all day, n... more >>


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : The Head Wall : Baked Potato (5.12b)
By: R.Walters When: Jun 28, 2017

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Comments: Awesome extension. I found it to be about equivalent in difficulty to the OG finish for White Rhino but with better (and more) climbing.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Mushroom Rock : Mixed Mushroom (5.11+)
By: R.Walters When: May 22, 2017

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Comments: Some marginal rock quality detracts from otherwise decent climbing. I broke a good incut near the last bolt, probably bumping up the difficulty a bit. Should clean up with more traffic.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas... : Bombs Over Tripoli (5.12a)
By: R.Walters When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: Call me weak, but I was happy to have a yellow tcu between the ~6th and 7th bolts.
Hats off to Dave for establishing this thing in such bold style.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Tenderloins Wall : Unnamed (1) (5.11)
By: R.Walters When: Apr 3, 2017

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Comments: Gear description is good. I got in one 0.3 for my first piece and then it was 0.4/yellow tcu size (and 1-2 0.5s) for the business. Memorable pitch!


Location: Idaho : Central Idaho : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Martini Sector : Dinner Roll (5.12c)
By: R.Walters When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: I found this one to be slightly wiggy through the first few clips and then nothing but great, sustained 5.11 all the way to the top. Thanks for bolting the direct finish, it seems like the logical path and climbs very well.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Palmer Gulch : Three Yak Crack (5.11-)
By: R.Walters When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: Sounds like a sweet route! Cool to hear that you guys are still roping up together.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Scary Canyon : Men Who Pause (5.11)
By: R.Walters When: Apr 1, 2016

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Comments: Epeldi's guide lists this one as 11b. IMO, it's a letter harder - hopefully others can chime in. Either way, one of the best at the relative grade!


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Highway Face
By: R.Walters When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: Currently closed (Spring 2016) for nesting raptors.
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Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Short Cliffs : Minuteman (5.8)
By: R.Walters When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Best 5.8 at the Cliffs!


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Spire Nine : Green Turtles (5.9-) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Dec 30, 2015

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Comments: Awesome photo Chris.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Chicken Eruptus (5.10b R)
By: R.Walters When: Dec 29, 2015

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Comments: One of the very best single pitches I've climbed in RR. Or anywhere for that matter.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Face Canyon
By: R.Walters When: Dec 20, 2015

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Comments: Climbers are encouraged to use the Car Body Canyon parking lot to access Face Canyon due to erosional issues and a lack of a good highway pull-off. The E Car Body trail has a connector that has been improved; it breaks north just after meeting the cliff band near a couple of cairns. Heads up for poison ivy.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Short Cliffs : Desperate Indulgence (5.11a)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: There are just 2 bolts on the upper face. Some of the best rock at the cliffs that I've been on. It's a shame it doesn't go on for longer.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Thanks for the Mammaries (5.11a)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 7, 2015

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Comments: FA Doug Colwell & Steve Young


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : East Car Body Canyon : The Spice of Life (5.11)
By: R.Walters When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: Beware of occasional bird closures.
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Location: Wyoming : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : World Domination : Napoleon's Highchair (5.12a/b)
By: R.Walters When: Jun 16, 2015

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Comments: Stellar route. One very short section of ok-quality rock after the set of midway anchors. If not for that, I'd give it 4-stars .. excellent movement at the start, finish, and all 100 feet in between.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12-)
By: R.Walters When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: If bivying on OTR Ledge, can one leave the bag and nab it on the descent, or is this too far off the plumb line? Thanks

Edit 4/25/15: By "nab," I loosely meant to imply grab, get, snatch, snag, retrieve, etc.

Edit: It turns out that leaving the pack at a set of rappel anchors below the first red dihedral pitch is probably best if overnighting. The best way to do this for us was to have the second wear the pack during the traverse pitch (careful for loose rock here). I doubt many people intent... more >>


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Erebor : Three Rings for the Elven K... (5.9)
By: R.Walters When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: FA Pete DeLannoy, Paul Muehl, and John Page, 1983.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Raptor Arete (5.10b)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Very worthy addition. Nice work Toby!


Location: Wyoming : Lander Area : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Hot Tamale Wall : Ruby Shooter (5.12b)
By: R.Walters When: Sep 18, 2014

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Comments: Good route. I found the crux to be low on this one.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : First Blood (5.12c)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Not all the routes that received extensions had their original anchors removed. SWTWC and Armageddon still have their old chains because the extensions are far more difficult. I agree 12c on 1st Blood to the old anchors. There's a move passing that spot now, but it's not as hard as anything lower on the route.

This wall is absolutely brilliant.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon
By: R.Walters When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: The cliff tops are very difficult to access in the canyon, so there is not really any top roping. Check out falling rock near rapid city.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : First Blood (5.12c) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: I think this is slaughterhouse 5 not 1st blood.


Location: Idaho : West Idaho : Black Cliffs : Green Acres
By: R.Walters When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Freakin' gnarly Trevor. Glad to hear that no one was nearby when those columns went down. I guess on a geologic time frame, even rock climbs are ephemeral. Awesome and terrifying for sure.


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