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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Devil's Castle : Shadow of the Blade (5.10d PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: All the 5.10 pitches are great with some thoughtful sequences. The 2nd pitch is steep and the edges are sharp - the second might appreciate 2 ropes as opposed to a single rope. Really only need a single set of 3 or 4 cams 1-3 inches and plenty of draws/long slings if you want to cut weight. I only use them on the 3rd pitch and it protects very well. Its an easy walk off with no risk of rockfall if you hike.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : Sales Pitch Area : Sales Pitch (5.10d PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: Wonderful but short. Well worth the hike I believe. Very thin edging, 2 bolts a bit old but 2 are good enough and good gear at the end. The belay is a bit of a concern though - hard to get to solo so someone just needs to rap a single piece or leave a cam.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Endless Torment (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: Wonderful line - classic LLC slab and thin lie off climb. Why it took me nearly 30 years to do this is unclear. The route combines the need for gear placement skills with thin slab technique and has a nice little runnout near the top (why would anyone stop at the chains - do the whole pitch for the full experience). As for the question above regarding the upper part of the climb - climb past the midway bolts to a short lie back straight above (good gear), clip the bolt, climb up and right on sl... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Pudgy Gumbies (5.11d PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: Sweet line. Hard onsite since the moves are so tenuous while placing the gear. My buddy Phil Meck got the gear in and we did laps. Wish it got more traffic to clean up a bit.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : Thin Ice (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Unbelievable. Everyone needs to do the first pitch. The second...... different and strenuous. I can't think of a better granite pitch than this first one though.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pywiack Area : Pywiak Dome : Aqua Knobby (5.9 PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: I do this route every time I pass through Toulome. Absolutely wonderful, requires good head but is all there if you use your feet. Still PG 13 I think.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Inverted Staircase (5.10b PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Really nice alternate to some of the busier routes on the dome. Definately needs to be done if you are climbing 5.10 slab and undercling and are in Toulome looking for a not busy route.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Area : Medlicott Dome, Right : Ciebola (5.10b PG13)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: Coming back years later I forgot the first pitch is no give away. The second pitch is simply stunning.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Strone Crag : Mad Calf Disease (5.11b/c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 5, 2011

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Comments: Don't let the dirty approach pitch dissuade you from the climb since the second pitch is fantastic thin edging. I liked this pitch more than any other on the crag. Belay as John describes down a bit at a better stance. Go up, clip the two bolt belay with a long sling, turn the roof (small cam about 0.4 to 0.5 inch protects very well), clip a line of bolts - the crux is very short but delicate after bolt 3 - climb to a ledge and finish (one more piece of gear 0.5 to .075 range plus bolts). The ho... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Strone Crag : Kiss the Sky (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 5, 2011

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Comments: Too bad for the dirty first part of the first pitch or I would give this 3 stars. The second pitch is 5.10 something - thin edging with occasional 5.10 move. Definately bring your microcams and brass, look for the best line and don't pass up a placement - most are shallow with cams bottoming out and sticking straight out. Good pitch.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Sideline (5.9+)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: I have done both variations. This is a bit more run and has a loose block. Personally prefer the other start.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Sunrise Book (5.12-)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: 5.10 A1 for weaklings like me. Not to be missed though. The free sections (most of route) are great.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Splittgerber-March Direct (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Be sure and bring some small TCU si zed cams - to me the "crux" was occasional gear in slabby areas to keep it safe. Agreed that its not over until you hit the top.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Great route. I have taken my kids up this - yes not as good as the other routes but a classic moderate. The final fat crack slows down the beginners but the rest is easy for most climbers.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Myopia (5.11a)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: The single best open book fingers / stemming route I have ever done in the world. Pitches of solid, clean, 5.10 tips. Wish it went 10 more pitches. Loved it.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Direct Beckey (5.11b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: IN your face solid 5.10 the entire way with a pretty hard start pitch. The step over the first roof was balancy and hard. The rest of the route was classic old school 5.10 crack.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Astro Elephant (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Having climbed both the left and right starts I suggest the left version as it is more aesthetic and the right side had a pretty concerning loose block that I could not avoid. Absolutely wonderful route, the big bivy type ledge up high reminds me of being on El Capitan. One of the more moderate routes on the mountain but you still need to have serious skills at gear placement to keep it safe.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Climber's Choice Wall : Midlife Cracksis (5.7+)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Wonderful if short. Can't imagine why any bolts would be needed - tons of great gear. Easier than it looks.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Redrum : Rager's Edge (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Worth doing, Eases back after the initial sequence


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Redrum : Redrum (5.10c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Best route on the wall - nice pump.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : North and West Faces : Hollow Man (5.9)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Kind of getting slippery now.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : North and West Faces : Better than Bitter (5.10b/c)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Good route. So popular now it is getting awefully greasy. Perhaps stout for 10b BCC grade.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : North and West Faces : cTr (5.10b)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Feels solid this month. 4 of us climbed it with nothing loose. Be careful not to Z-clip (plenty of close bolts). Good warm up, plenty fun though nothing tricky, but --- is this really 5.10? Good for the aspiring "5.10" leader to help with confidence.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Talk Buttress : Notalotatalk (5.8)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Second best route on the wall after the 5.9 just to this routes left.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Talk Buttress : Look Who's Talking (5.8)
By: Tim Wolfe When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Getting off is a pain. Climbing is otherwise good. Save this one for last.


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