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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
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Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > The Smoke Bluffs > ... > Triage Arete (5.9+)
By: S. Saunders When: Sep 12, 2017

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Comments: This one definitely felt a tad spicy. My wife was belaying me (she doesn't climb), and said that SHE had a case of Sewing Machine Leg just watching me.

I agree with an earlier comment that a fall on the 2nd(?) bolt would likely load the carabiner in a way that could cause failure.

All that said, I personally found the moves fun and the climb quite engaging.

Location: Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (u) Red Wall > Dirty Pinkos (5.9+)
By: S. Saunders When: Nov 9, 2016

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Comments: Kudos to the FA's on putting up this creative route. Super fun, super safe, and super awesome position. The traverse, while very mellow, added a lot to the character of the route, and added a bit more time off the ground.

The crux pitches had a few solid, sweet 9 moves, but nothing harder.

The exit move was cool, and the rock quality wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

The first pitch can be a bit of a cluster with traffic on super slab, but you'll quickly leave them once you cast ... more >>

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Photo
By: S. Saunders When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Definitely sucked! We were super committed that day, or just stupid!

Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (d) Northwest Recess > Whodunit (5.9)
By: S. Saunders When: Jul 18, 2013

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Comments: WARNING - LOOSE BLOCK: Did the route last weekend. There is a gnarly loose block near the top of the first pitch (If you stretch it all way to the ledge in the dihedral, way past the edgehogs anchor). It is in a 6-8" crack in the dihedral, about 15ft below the ledge at the top of the first pitch. Long, lean, and arrow shaped, the block is about the size of a large bread loaf, and is determined to launch out of the crack. I used a cam to keep it wedged in there while my 2nd came up. We would've t... more >>

Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (g) West Face > West Face - Right Side > El Camino Real (5.10a)
By: S. Saunders When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: My partner and I replaced the hanger on the 2nd pitch yesterday. There are no threads protruding from the nut - the bolt just wasn't long enough, unfortunately. That said, the nut tightened flush with the end of the bolt, and there's a shiny new hanger. Should be good to go for a while. I know I felt better busting the move with a solid clip.

You guys owe me $3.50. :)

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Quail Springs Area > White Cliffs of Dover > White Cliffs of Dover - Lef... > Stone Hinge (5.10)
By: S. Saunders When: Oct 22, 2011

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Comments: I climbed this the same day as Murf. I wasn't sure what it was, but it proved to be a pretty nice little diversion while in the area.

At 5'6", I had to s-t-r-e-t-c-h quite a ways to clip the bolt off the ledge...but it's all good.

Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (d) Northwest Recess > Farewell Horizontal (5.10b)
By: S. Saunders When: Sep 23, 2009

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Comments: I'd been eyeballing this climb for awhile. I've never seen anyone climb this route...which is surprising to me now that I've climbed it. A very, very nice route that I'll be repeating again and again. Highly recommended.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Technicolor Wall > Whale's Back (5.10+) > Photo
By: S. Saunders When: Aug 18, 2009

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Comments: Thanks for the pic Jason! That was a strange but cool day.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Technicolor Wall > Whale's Back (5.10+)
By: S. Saunders When: Jun 2, 2009

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Comments: Really fun, long route and great confidence booster for the grade (to be honest though, I'd call it a 10c or d with my hands).

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