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Areas = 15
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Location: WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : Spokane Area : Rocks of Sharon : Big Rock : ... : Arcing Crack (aka Rescind) (5.9)
By: Pete Spri When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Updated the name to add your info from what the most recent guidebook authors call it, Nick.


Location: WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : Spokane Area : Tum Tum : Banana Split Dome : Banana Split (5.8)
By: Pete Spri When: Oct 15, 2016

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Comments: You should be embarrassed that you bolted a classic line. Good grief, talk about lack of respect.


Location: WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : Spokane Area : Tum Tum
By: Pete Spri When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: As of summer 2016, the owner has posted signs all over the base of Tum Tum for no trespassing. Super lame to have someone going there and bolting the crap out of private land and not keeping a low profile - you really blew it for those of us that enjoyed the area!

And the bolted cracks too - just an incredible shame and lack of ethics and judgement.

Should I go on about how the "developer" didn't even research MP and climbed a route already ... more >>


Location: WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : Spokane Area : Rocks of Sharon : Big Rock : North Face Big Rock
By: Pete Spri When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: Just to clarify, Big Rock's South face is on the downhill side of the rock and has shade from trees. The west and east faces are obvious as well, regardless of what actual degree their aspect is at, as the above poster comments on ENE.

The North Face is very obvious and well defined and very much the obvious Northern face of Big Rock, regardless of what any guidebook may say. It is the closest one to the trails that connect to Iller Creek. It has several good cracks whi... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Lotus Flower Tower : ... : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Jul 30, 2016

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Comments: Why the traverse there? Cleaner crack?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : Graduation Boulder and Post... : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Dec 19, 2015

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Comments: Why you gotta make your daughter boulder in poison ivy? ;)


Location: Climbing Skills : How to Use a Munter Hitch
By: Pete Spri When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: Love this! So useful!


Location: Climbing Skills : How to Tie an Alpine Girth-...
By: Pete Spri When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: Interesting.

A girth hitch in the middle of a rope, though... the point of an alpine butterfly is that it takes load from either side and remains stable. I have never heard that from a girth hitch.


Location: Climbing Gear Discussion : Homemade hex : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Jul 4, 2015

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Comments: Trying to understand this picture... do you have an extra rod through the aluminum block?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Dark Shadows (5.8) : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Jan 15, 2014

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Comments: I love this!


Location: MT : Billings Rimrocks : Phipps Park : The Best Crack in Bozeman (5.12+) : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Dec 15, 2013

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Comments: Striking!


Location: WA : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Dec 1, 2013

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Comments: OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PACIFIC
NW - NORTH WESTERN
CWC - CENTRAL WESTERN CASCADES
SWC - SOUTH WESTERN CASCADES
SEC - SOUTH EASTERN CASCADES
CEC - CENTRAL EASTERN CASCADES
OK - OKANOGAN
C - CENTRAL


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Angel's Landing : Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2) : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Nov 24, 2013

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Comments: Maybe Brown would have worked better?


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+) : Photo
By: Pete Spri When: Nov 20, 2013

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Comments: Actually, I think that is Snow Job, if I remember my GI Joes correctly!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Mind Blow (5.10d R)
By: Pete Spri When: Sep 30, 2011

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Comments: I'm not sure how this route is getting 4 stars. It's good, but it's not amazing.

Insipient cracks lead to a hollow flake with a couple brick-sized holds that are ready to come off. Pull through this to a heavily vegetated section that you must bypass to the right. Finally, enter the slab climbing on interesting dishy and rail type features. A couple space out bolts, but all well placed at decent stances. Crux is at the seam/crack just near the lip. Interesting and fun sequence climbing ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Super Slab : Super Crack (5.10)
By: Pete Spri When: Sep 25, 2011

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Comments: I don't know... I mean, it is a good crack, but it is only about 15 feet. For me, it was hands at the very bottom, but most of it was cupped hands and closer to fists. One set of cams up to 3.5" is fine for this route. One 2.5" cam from the stance at the bottom, one 3.5" cam after you make one or two moves from the bottom, then it's over. I think the gear recommendation of taking extra hand sizes is off, but that is just me.

If it was longer, or the climbing up to it was better it'd get 2 s... more >>


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Mount Erie
By: Pete Spri When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: Dallas Kloke is perhaps the person most reponsible for establishing, developing, and caring for Mt. Erie. The amount of work creating real trails (instead of social trails everywhere), scrubbing moss off of routes, clearing dead debris and branches away, taking fledgling climbers under his wing, and perhaps most importantly chronicling all of the routes has helped Mt. Erie become all that it is for those of us who have climbed there.

Dallas passed away while decending 4th class... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Nubbins to Nowhere (5.10c)
By: Pete Spri When: Sep 8, 2011

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Comments: Fun route, suprised that it doesn't see more traffic.

Crack up to 1 bold, step right on a delicate move (crux) to a decent lip, then reach high or make an intermediate move to get some pro in. Easy from there on out.

Easier 10 for sure.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Owl Rock : Owl Rock - West : Owl Roof (5.10c PG13)
By: Pete Spri When: Sep 5, 2011

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Comments: Sandbag. I pulled on a few pieces.

I will say though that I think I made it harder by trying to protect above myself. While there is danger of hitting the ledge, a green metolius fairly well buried would have been better than the hand sized piece that I placed. The hand sized piece really prevented me from shuffling my hand jams into the really secure part of the crack. If you place more gear above that, you make it even harder. Better to have that #1 BD or green metolius fairly high... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Dark Star Gully : The Birds (5.8-)
By: Pete Spri When: Jun 22, 2011

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Comments: Did this a couple of years ago. The lower crack is fat and dirty, but I thought it was good from where it started traversing to the end. Worth doing, IMO.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Stranger Than Friction (5.10d)
By: Pete Spri When: Jun 19, 2011

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Comments: This route, though short, is fun and unique climbing. The granite is lipped/edged, so even though it's a slab, you are edging more than you are actually smearing... a fun change up for LCC slab.

The bolts are button-heads. There is one angled pin in a horizontal between the second and 3rd (last) bolt. It's slightly angled down, and though it seems secure, doesn't seem that deeply placed.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Pins, Bashies, Matches and ... (5.11b)
By: Pete Spri When: Jun 18, 2011

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Comments: TR'd this for the first time today. Quality climb.

The last bolt seems very strangely positioned. Going straight through it would be a hard 11 or 12. If you go left you hit some grooves (to me, Victory Gardens is further Left than this, around a corner) or if you go right you could end up with perhaps a more contrived face move or 2. The bolt doesn't really set you up for where the route goes... it's sort of in no-mans land, leaving it up to you to choose.

I'd like to lead this one next ti... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Sinsemilla Crack (5.10c)
By: Pete Spri When: Jun 18, 2011

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Comments: As mentioned earlier this one is sharp. To be specific, the outer lip of the crack is very sharp, so as a thin hands crack it'll chop up the backs of your hands pretty good.

Ps. Green metolius are good on this one. I felt the #1 bds were fairly tipped out, and that #2 bds were rather overcammed.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Dragon Arch : Gimme Danger (5.10+)
By: Pete Spri When: Jun 15, 2011

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Comments: Gonna agree with Boissal about the first pitch. Gritty and groove-ish pro at the start. Actually, the whole crack is pretty much a groove as well as gritty, but every time you start thinking "I need a good placement!" a good placement that you can feel pretty good about shows up.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : The Green Adjective (5.9+)
By: Pete Spri When: Jun 15, 2011

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Comments: Concerning the third pitch, since I did this recently, having never done it before.

It is described as 5.7 in the book... but that is definately an old-school, LCC "5.7" from "back in the day. The last pitch is a fat crack at the bottom (hand to fist), then it hits a ~5" OW section that is sloped so it isn't too bad to get standing on. At this point you can protect with a fingerish sized piece in a horizontal. This puts you at the crux of the pitch which is a slightly bulging 6" crack that y... more >>


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