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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... > North Tower > Serendipity (5.11 C1)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 30, 2017

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Comments: Many of the lead bolts on both pitches have been replaced over the years, however it looked like you still have to commit to a number of 1/4" studs on P1. P1 anchor has two newer bolts and looks good. You can rap this with a single 60M in two raps, but you will need some tat to put on the P1 anchors.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... > North Tower > Northeast Route (5.10+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 30, 2017

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Comments: This was a real mixed bag outing. I thought the first pitch was quite good, one of the better free pitches in the VOG and pretty clean. There are two parallel splitters that lead to parallel corners on either side of a pillar feature. I started up the left splitter, which was tight hands for a couple moves into great hands, and widening to fists before hitting the corner up the left side of the pillar. This succumbs to some wide fists ( big new #4 Camalot sized) for a bit before opening up to ar... more >>


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... > Brides of Mine > Yes Dear (5.10 A0)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 30, 2017

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Comments: Thought this one was rather heads-up for the grade. The first pitch was overall pretty loose/blocky, and it was a ways off the deck before any adequate pro was available. The crack in the final part was decent, albeit with an awkward lean. The second pitch wide crack start felt difficult for the grade I thought, and even clipping long slings on the first part, the leader will have heinous rope drag by the finish. There is a section in the middle of the pin ladder with about 15'-20' of mandatory ... more >>


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... > Arrowhead Spire > Southwest Face (5.9 C1+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 30, 2017

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Comments: I brought too many #4 Camalots (old and new) and not enough #3 Camalots on this one, especially since I linked P1 and P2 to avoid the hanging belay. Much of the crack on these two pitches is #3 Camalot sized, and as mentioned before #3.5 Camalots (or equivalent) are nice if you can get your hands on some. I didn't use either of the old #4 Camalots I brought, and feel that 3 new #4 Camalots would be plenty of that size. I placed a new #5 Camalot, mostly because I brought it up; I didn't think it ... more >>


Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sycamore Canyon > Volunteer Canyon > North Side > ... > Photo
By: Trevor Bowman When: Sep 2, 2017

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Comments: Yeah, I had seen those mentioned. The only thing that looks to fit the grade range in that zone is the obvious hand/fist crack immediately left of Morning Star. Haven't climbed it, but looks fairly moderate and clean.


Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Far Northern Winds > Trail Lake Pinnacle AKA Gol... > Larsen Aid Route (5.7 A1+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Aug 2, 2017

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Comments: This was the route of Joe Larsen's FA of the tower back in '71. I also heard from Davin Bagdonas that he had done the presumed FFA of the tower via a variation of this line in '98 or '99. He definitely didn't free the initial crack, but started somewhere off to the right and then upper cracks. I'll see if I can find the notes he sent me. Piton scars in the initial crack were still visible when I was there 15 yrs ago.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Highway 14 Pinnacles > Coyote Rocks > Stout Wanker (5.8 C1)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: Nice work Clay, always thought that one should be a decent little free option. You should go back and scrub it up! And maybe one day I'll get back up there and clean up some of these other little choss heaps.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Piney Creek Canyon > The Shipyard
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: Awesome work up here guys, stoked to check out some of these more recent additions when I'm back up that way!


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Bosin Rock > Kevin's Cliff
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: These routes were bouldered years ago, but no exact FA info has been preserved. They will almost certainly see more traffic now that they have some hardware, but they do have good landings for those who prefer pads to draws. Sorry Taylor, but I have to call out BS on the 35' heights listed too, these are shorter than my micro-routes up the hill, which are probably ~20'.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the props Josh, and glad you had a great time up here!

If you want a copy prior to a trip up here, and are the type that likes to go straight to the source, buy a copy from me! I have them posted on Amazon, and am also happy to mail directly if you just PM me here on the Proj.


Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Far Northern Winds > Trail Lake Pinnacle AKA Gol... > Mini Moses (5.11a/b)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: Leave it to Gee to pick the plum on this hunk of rock!


Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Far Northern Winds > Trail Lake Pinnacle AKA Gol... > YTP Crack (5.7)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: I believe that I did the FA of this thing back in 2001 or so. I will have to try and find one of the surviving copies of my old guidebook I did for the area to verify. If I do so, I will update info. I know we climbed those cracks, and I bolted a couple short, maybe contrived little faces routes there.

We put up a number of little routes around the base of Goliath and throughout the area. This was when I was in high school, and I'm sure many of these lines are somewhat silly and not the mo... more >>


Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Far Northern Winds > Trail Lake Pinnacle AKA Gol... > Mountaineer's Route (5.8)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 24, 2017

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Comments: Thanks Eli for posting this up, it's about time it was on the internet. I remember this was a decent route up a great little desert tower transplanted to Wyoming, complete with nearby prickly pear and petroglyphs for authentic desert ambiance. I'm sure it has cleaned up a good bit in the 15 years since its establishment. I've actually bumped into a few folks over the years who have climbed it, which I always am stoked to hear. Glad the bolts seem in good condition still.

A few comm... more >>


Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > West Sedona > Coffeepot Rock Area > ... > The Quiet Storm (5.10+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Apr 19, 2017

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Comments: A great line that is a good shade option. I did the long first pitch as described by Jason, and thought it was an excellent Sandona pitch for the grade with lots of variety and mostly clean rock! Didn't see any bees thankfully.


Location: Utah > Zion National Park > The Watchman > Silmaril (5.12a)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Apr 19, 2017

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Comments: I agree with Josie's recommended rack above, with her caveat that it's sufficient if you don't mind spacing out the cams a bit. We split the difference between her suggestion and the original rack beta, and definitely felt like we were hauling a decent bit of extraneous gear up the route.

P2 seemed pretty easy for the given 5.10.

I also disagreed with the given .11+ on P3. I don't usually downgrade or get too particular on grade discrepancies, but I didn't think it was har... more >>


Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > West Sedona > Coffeepot Rock Area > ... > Spoot Route (5.11+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Apr 19, 2017

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Comments: Thought this was a great mini-spire to do in combo with something on Summit Block Rock, as it's only a 5 minute jaunt between the two (stay high and come in on the limestone shelf).

First pitch is great, and I thought more in line with the original .11 than .11+.

I didn't think the second pitch rock quality was too bad at all and well worth it to summit. Surmount an awkward block to a ledge and up an .7/.8 chimney with no pro, tunnel through to the tower to finish on the south face d... more >>


Location: Montana > Madison River Area > Crew Crag > Bush League (5.7+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Apr 19, 2017

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Comments: Matt,
The original 2nd pitch went up a right-facing corner/chimney and was pretty junky as I recall. It kept the whole route at 5.7. FA: Pete Thompson, Trevor Bowman, Bryan Schmitz, Sept. 2005

Bush League Direct is more like 5.9ish. It cuts left from P1 belay ledge, past a short arête with a couple of bolts and up a groove feature to the top. Not great, but a better finish for sure. We put bolts in on top, but no chain as I recall. Walk off right or rap Balance of Power. FA: Trevor Bowman, Bry... more >>


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Spring Canyon > Cheese Whiz Dispenser > Start Sucking (5.9 C1+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: A good route on a nice tower that should continue to clean up with a bit more traffic. We thought it felt a bit harder than Ben's ratings on both P1 and P2. I finished P2 with a new #5 Camalot still on my harness, although I could have left it down low on the pitch. I would have liked 3 #6 Camalots however, as the bulk of the pitch is this size. You can rap 3X with a single 70m rope. The route faces west and was shady until 2pm or so for us in mid-March, except for the short last pitch, whic... more >>


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... > Lady in the Bathtub > Angel's Fear (5.9 C2-)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 18, 2016

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Comments: As Dougald commented, this is a great VOG route!

We freed the 1st and 2nd pitches. The 1st went around 5.10+. The rock and gear was decent I thought, with the most difficult moves involving some body english in the weird corner just off the ground, followed by intermittent fingerlocks and flat edges on both sides of the mini-corner. The 2nd pitch was fun and mostly good rock, although there were some large hollow features you climb on and around. I think it would be spookier to aid some of the... more >>


Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Kolob Canyon > North Fork of Taylor > Tucupit occidentalis (5.10+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Oct 18, 2016

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Comments: Just a couple of random additional beta bits: You can leave the #6 at the top of the 3rd pitch and retrieve on rappel, or you could leave it atop the 2nd pitch and swing over on rappel to grab it as mentioned in the descent beta above. You can leave the #5 camalots at the top of the 4th pitch (occidental pitch) and retrieve them on rappel. The final rappel to the ground (from the off-route chain anchors) is only 100' and can be done with one rope to save yourself some extra rope-pulling.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff > One Way Out (5.11c)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: It seems like this thing has had some recent traffic to help buff it out some; it was in pretty good shape today, although the top is sharp if you don't find the best (comfortized) holds. Added clip-and-lower setup to the existing rap rings with biners. Please replace rather than simply remove once they get worn.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff > Cowpoke (5.10d)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Replaced the OG anchor on this today with stainless bolts and hangers courtesy of the ASCA. It is now a clip-and-lower setup, with biners in lieu of musseys (didn't have enough). Once these wear out (probably not for a good while with the scarce traffic up here), please replace the biners with some of your own and pat yourself on the back.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff > Poke in Your Pocket (5.10d)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Replaced the OG anchor on this today with stainless bolts and hangers courtesy of the ASCA. It is now a clip-and-lower setup, with biners in lieu of musseys (didn't have enough). Once these wear out (probably not for a good while with the scarce traffic up here), please replace the biners with some of your own and pat yourself on the back.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff > Bighorn Roundup (5.12c)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Replaced the antiquated anchor on this today. Wasn't able to pull one of the shuts with the crescent wrench I had, so it's still there for now. New stainless bolts and hangers courtesy of the ASCA and new clip-and-lower mussey setup courtesy of T-Bow.


Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff > No Way Out (AKA Rick's Rout... (5.12b)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Added clip-and-lower setup to the existing rap rings today. I didn't have enough mussey hooks, so it's currently one mussey and one biner. Hopefully the biner will get swapped out with a mussey at some point, but if it does get too worn before that, please replace rather than simply remove!


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