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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Cat Nap (5.11-)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Nov 27, 2016

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Comments: Fun, and very physical flare climbing. Really good route.


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Steve's ZZ Boulders
By: Tony Brengosz When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: There's a white and black marker where you park and walk into the woods.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 07 - Railroad Tr... : 7.3 - Horse Rampart : Plethora (5.11a)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: I used the right corner at the top as well. As Nick mentioned, it seems well within reach, and using it still felt 11a to me.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff Southeast : ... : Flux Boulder Classic (V4)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: The directions are a bit confusing because it says to go left before the final stairs up to the flatiron. That isn't necessarily wrong, but what it really means is to go straight down hill (south) from the trail where there's that small stone wall cemented onto a boulder to kind of mark the turn uphill.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : The Reserve : ... : The Zschiesche Problem (V5)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: I did this with a jump start, and it still felt about V5...I couldn't get anywhere close to pulling on from the ground and going up to the crimp. At least not without stacking 5 or so pads.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : The Reserve : ... : Thin Crack (V4)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: A bit of an eliminant, but still a good problem. I used the arete on the right, and avoided anything right of the crack on the Welcome Route.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : The Reserve : ... : Seams Tight (V5)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: This is a really good problem! Balancy and technical with a fun top out.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff North : ... : Stanage Arete (V5)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: Didn't get a good photo because it was getting dark when we were up here. Did you climb that arete all the way to the top? We climbed it to about 2/3 height, and bailed off at the last rest before it started to get scary. Ben also did a kind of cool thumbdercling problem on the face.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Cleo Amphithea... : Cleopatra's Needle : Photo
By: Tony Brengosz When: Feb 17, 2016

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Comments: Has anybody ever actually asked the park about replacing the bolt?


Location: WI : Hillbilly Hollow : Hillbilly Routes : 5.6 dihedral (5.6)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Dec 30, 2015

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Comments: You mentioned that one reason it shouldn't get anchors is that it's already a popular route without them. I wasn't arguing that a route that's popular should be changed only because it is popular, I was just trying to point out that from my perspective, with all other things being equal, a route that gets climbed 100 times in a year should be considered for an anchor before a route that gets climbed once a year. But like you said, popularity isn't the only factor, and honestly, with 20 ticks(ob... more >>


Location: WI : Hillbilly Hollow : Hillbilly Routes : 5.6 dihedral (5.6)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Dec 29, 2015

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Comments: That's assuming that everyone who climbs a route values it for the same reasons. Where you might enjoy the fact that when you get to the top there's nothing up there, others probably don't care much and would rather just clip a few draws and come down.

And yes, I think that most climbers probably would like bolted anchors everywhere. I don't personally think that, but having bolted anchors for single pitch cragging, even with easy top access, doesn't really seem that outrageous to me.


Location: WI : Hillbilly Hollow : Hillbilly Routes : 5.6 dihedral (5.6)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Dec 26, 2015

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Comments: Isn't the "this route is already popular without anchors" argument backwards? It seems like the more popular a route, the more it should be considered for bolted anchors.

I agree that not every route everywhere needs to have anchors, but like Andy says, two camo'd rap rings won't take anything away from the area, and ultimately would be appreciated by most people climbing the route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Ogden Boulder Field : Upper Boulder Field : ... : Glass Sloper (V5)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: Not sure who climbed this first or if they named it, so I gave it a name. If you know the FA or the name let me know and I'll update it.


Location: UT : Echo Canyon : Bear Hollow : Clint Eastwood Wall : Cimmaron (5.11a)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Jun 11, 2015

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Comments: Cool route, but can't help thinking that it'd be better without the 20 feet of slabby 5.5 climbing that only serves to wear out your rope.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Jenny Lake Bouldering : Red Cross Rock
By: Tony Brengosz When: May 25, 2015

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Comments: To get to Red Cross Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger Rock will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail. Continue on the bike path another 50 yards beyond Cutfinger, and you will arrive at Red Cross, similarly situated just off the path to the left.

Here is John Gill's ... more >>


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Jenny Lake Bouldering : Cutfinger Rock
By: Tony Brengosz When: May 25, 2015

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Comments: To get to Cutfinger Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail.

Perhaps John Gill can best describe the boulder...

From Gill's website:

'In the beginning there was nothing... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Photo
By: Tony Brengosz When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: What is the name of the formation to the West of Steinfell's/Jackson's Thumb, with the white streaks and the sun on it?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : The Hill
By: Tony Brengosz When: Apr 18, 2015

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Comments: Because this area would get super confusing if we listed individual boulders, I've tried to set it up into different zones as in the Black Bible. Please take that into consideration when adding new areas/boulders, and if any of my info is wrong or unclear let me know so that I can change it.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Boy Size (Provo Area) : The Fit (V6-7)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: I could see this being v7 if you do it the way the guidebook describes, (deadpointing from the start to the lip) but there is a good right hand side pull that makes this problem much easier. The top out is easy, but scary due to terrible rock quality.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Ogden Boulder Field : Lower Boulder Field : ... : Photo
By: Tony Brengosz When: Jan 10, 2015

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Comments: This is probably the best climbing picture in the boulder field I've seen.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Ogden Boulder Field : Lower Boulder Field : ... : Disorder (V1)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Dec 12, 2014

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Comments: This is actually the description for Transmission. Disorder starts more to the left on the big right facing jug, and climbs straight over the roof on crimps. It goes at about v2. This route can also be sorted in between Transmission and the Traverse.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Ogden Boulder Field : Lower Boulder Field : ... : unknown (V2-3)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Dec 12, 2014

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Comments: This is basically a sit start to the end of the HR Traverse. Starts Left on a crimp, Right on a good side pull block, and climbs up and right a few moves onto the face. About as worth while as anything else on Hidden.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : White Pine Boulders : ... : Blunder (V3-)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Oct 29, 2014

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Comments: Not many moves, but they're fun, and the varnished(?) face and pocket crimp are pretty cool.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : White Pine Boulders : ... : Prowler (V7)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Oct 29, 2014

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Comments: The moves on this aren't especially difficult (probably V5-6), but you earn the extra points for the height. The top out isn't too hard, but it sure isn't a gimme. Classic highball.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : White Pine Boulders : ... : Mom (V1 PG13)
By: Tony Brengosz When: Oct 29, 2014

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Comments: Just for a bit of clarification, this is the highball line that goes straight up the middle of the face through some pockets and sidepulls. There is some flakey rock, though all the holds, and feet seemed solid.


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