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Location: Utah > Saint George > Prophesy Wall
By: Ryan202 When: Oct 15, 2017

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Comments: "Day use only - no camping" signs go all the way to Lower Sand Cove Reservoir. We didn't go past that; we drove out and went somewhere else to camp.

We did see a headlamp down in one of the day use only areas; pretty sure someone just ignoring the signs.

This has indeed restricted a large area available for camping, so please, don't trash any camping areas.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > S-Curves > S-Curve - Lower > Melting Point (5.10b)
By: Ryan202 When: Sep 16, 2016

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Comments: I agree that I wouldn't give this a 10b rating. Cruxes are at the very start and then the second roof up high; easy climbing (5.7 - 5.8?) otherwise. I thought the second roof was a little harder.

Mixed opinions on whether a 60m can make it down all the way. One party said they lowered on a 60m and it just barely made it; the other party 20min later said their 60m left them 10-15ft above the ground. We didn't take the chance and rapped.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Gate Buttress > Schoolroom Area > Callitwhatyouplease (5.8)
By: Ryan202 When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: Lead this today. I used nothing larger than a 0.75 cam. I was concerned with saving the #1's, 2, 3, and 4 that I ended up being more efficient. I placed the #4 at the very end simply because it was a gimme. Placed 3 or 4 nuts, 0.4, two 0.5 cams, 0.75 and the #4 at the end. May have had something else in there. Needed redemption from a downright embarrassment attempt a few years ago.

We rapped into the "gully" at the right of the base of the climb. When rapping from the top, stay on the edge (cl... more >>

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > South Sixshooter > South Face (5.7)
By: Ryan202 When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: Easy tower to grab. Thought the last move to gain the top was the most difficult, and think it's definitely harder than 5.6; more like 5.9.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Fisher Towers > Lizard Rock > Entry Fee (5.8 R)
By: Ryan202 When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: I don't think this is an R rating. I slung two horns and avoided any runout. The jugs are solid.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > The Dead Snag > Jig's Up (5.6)
By: Ryan202 When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: Thought I was on Jig's Up, but apparently was not. Was on the wide crack just to the right of the hand cracks that make up the route. The wide crack was a little too big for my fist, but I have smaller hands than most guys. Two or three #3 cams could be used; I walked my only #3 once. Still enjoyed it. Went to the 3rd pitch of Steort's after the wide crack.

Location: Utah > San Rafael Swell > San Rafael Swell - North > Scenic Byway Wall > Scenic Byway (5.10a)
By: Ryan202 When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: I felt there was more thin hands than just in the beginning of the first pitch. The offwidth second pitch trends to the right going across the face, giving an overhang feel which made it much more difficult than we thought it would be. 3rd pitch pretty much goes straight up past one bolt, then head up the really low angle but sandy feeling slab to the ~6ft vertical section and take a few steps to the right to the path of least resistance, unless I missed something. This is where (about half way ... more >>

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Gate Buttress > Schoolroom Area > Bushwhack Crack (5.8)
By: Ryan202 When: Sep 18, 2014

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Comments: Pro is great throughout. Takes nuts really well, I just take too long placing them still so I end up using more cams than nuts. Belay at the chains, not the trees. The tress are more comfortable, and I belayed there. Then I re-read the comments and saw the comment about the chains being added since the formerly slung tree (which I didn't use that one) was getting damaged. So I f'd up on my part. Two people easily stand comfortably at those chains.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Crescent Crack Buttress > Crescent Crack (5.7)
By: Ryan202 When: Sep 2, 2014

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Comments: We rappelled from the last belay station below the ramp. First rappel was straight down for about 50ft to a 2-bolt anchor on a good sized ledge. On the second rappel, stay climber's right of the huge boulder/block, and there is a 3-bolt anchor maybe 5ft climber's right and immediately climber's left of a bunch of trees; this rappel is close to 100ft as I had about 15-20ft left using a 70m and puts you on a ~1ft wide ledge. Third and last rappel is about 60ft or so.

The second rappel goes dow... more >>

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Question Mark Wall > Lowe Route (5.8)
By: Ryan202 When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: I think it is a good intro to the cirque since it's short enough and easy enough to get to. That first pitch (5.8 dihedral) is pretty short. The second pitch zig-zagged on ledgey stuff most of the way. To get to it, find the top rap station on Pete's Staircase. You're kind of in a left facing corner. Climb that corner (thin flakes forming wide cracks) and mantle up on top to that nice ledge with slings on two pitons. Peek over the block and there's another nice ledge at the base of the dihedral ... more >>

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Gate Buttress > Beckey's Wall Area > Beckey's Wall (5.7)
By: Ryan202 When: May 8, 2012

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Comments: Great climb! My first trad lead. P1 is super short. We just linked P1 and P2 together. Was a party of 3...the belay station at the top of P2 was cramped, but was super fun just to hang out on a vertical face. Great views with the sun setting. Biggest cam I used was a #1, there are places for a 2 and maybe a 3 towards the end of P2.

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