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Location: UT : 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: UT : 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 ... more >>


Location: WY : 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: WY : 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: WY : 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: WY : Eastern Big Horns : Crazy Woman Crags : Crazy Woman Cliff : Bighorn Roundup (5.12b/c)
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: WY : 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!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sycamore Canyon : Volunteer Canyon : South Side : ... : Cash, Grass, or Ass (5.11)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: There were no bees present last weekend. This one worked me much more than Phantasm and seemed a good bit harder for the grade. I brought a purple C3 just in case, and found this very useful protecting the upper roof crux. I don't think anything larger would fit in the crack immediately beneath the roof.


Location: WY : Jackson Hole : Rodeo Wall
By: Trevor Bowman When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: Thank you Greg for the continuing stewardship in updating Rodeo Wall recently, and Hoback Shield awhile back! Your commitment to preserving and even enhancing the integrity of these routes you bolted decades ago is admirable.


Location: WY : Eastern Big Horns : Piney Creek Canyon : The Shipyard : Sulphur queen (5.11+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jul 2, 2016

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Comments: A fantastic line! Great job on developing this panel Terry, it is a true anomaly for the area with wicked steep, juggy climbing.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : The Peaks Crag
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jun 7, 2016

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Comments: Came down with a pair of TC Pros someone left behind Sunday. Let me know if they're yours.


Location: WY : Eastern Big Horns
By: Trevor Bowman When: May 31, 2016

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Cover of the upcoming guidebook Rock Climbs of the...
Cover of the upcoming guidebook Rock Climbs of the Eastern Big Horns Second Edition.


Rock Climbs of the Eastern Big Horns Second Edition has been sent to printers 6/1/16. It should hopefully be back and in distribution at the end of July. PM me here if you would like a copy mailed. I will probably have some copies available by the end of June.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Zoroaster Temple : Screaming Sky Crack (5.11- R)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Apr 19, 2016

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Comments: Top notch tower route for sure! There were several sections that wavered between #3 and #4 Camalot size. The old #3.5 Camalots or an equivalent piece would have been great to have. If you have any of this size, I would swap out 2 of the #3 Camalots for the #3.5 size.

The new rap line was awesome! Again, much appreciation to you guys for fixing up this setup, it was a major community service. Replacement of the outdated summit whiskey stash was also appreciated.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Zoroaster Temple : NE Arete (5.9+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Huge thanks to you guys for fixing the raps up!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Rotor Rampage (5.11+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: I also refuse to start before noon.


Location: UT : Grand Staircase : The Three Amigos Area
By: Trevor Bowman When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: Nice job resurrecting this old area Roy and party! We had a great time here yesterday. It makes an ideal "pit stop" for climbers traveling between Flagstaff and Zion. It was a perfect option to get out and tag a few mellow summits en route back home after a big day in Zion. The climbs are worthwhile (if accustomed to obscure desert choss), a flat 15 minute hike from the car, and only a few minutes between the towers. The anchors were all bomber bolts, and the webbing was still good (2/16). About... more >>


Location: UT : Grand Staircase : The Three Amigos Area : Steve's Tower : "Old Timer's Route" (5.10 PG13)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: A fun jaunt on a nice little tower close to the road. The rock is decent, and we trundled a handful of the more obvious loose blocks off of it to help clean it up some. There are still things to be wary of, but it's mostly choss-free. Summit register is soaked unfortunately.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Scrotum Pole (5.10 R)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: I agree with Kevin. The above description of the 3rd pitch reads like an entirely different experience than what we encountered up there. I would describe that pitch as 90% creaky choss, with a band of the worst brown sugar "rock" I've seen in Sedona. Between the two of us, we trundled probably 40 lbs of blocks out of the crack after the initial traverse, and pulled or scuffed off many small bits and pieces throughout. The final runout above the pin was indeed on slightly better rock, but I cert... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : The Happy Ending (5.10)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jan 27, 2016

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Comments: The most burly wide climbing is indeed off the deck in the flared v-slot. I placed the #6 here, mostly just to unburden myself. I don't really think it's necessary, as it looked like smaller gear may work here too, and the slot is pretty secure. We linked pitch 1 and 2, which worked fine as long as everything is slung long and not much gear is placed in the chimney of pitch 2. It's 35m to the ground from the anchors on pitch 2. The 3rd pitch is all bolts, no gear needed. I think the route ... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : The Prosecutor (5.11-)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: An awesome, varied line that with some very unique sections. A .3 and .4 Camalot (or two .4s) are the key pieces at the top of pitch one, and also handy on pitch 4. A single rack to #2 C4 with one extra .75, 2 #3s, one new #4, one old #4 (or equivalent), and 1 #5 seemed sufficient. There is only 1 bolt on the crux OW. I didn't think a #6 was necessary. A dozen or more draws are handy, as the last pitch is long. You can do two raps with a single 70m to the last... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Photo
By: Trevor Bowman When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: Looks like the Dodger.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Podunk Mesa Tower : Adrenaline Circus (5.11- PG13)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: We approached this with one 70m rope, intending to rap the route as was somewhat suggested in the High on Moab guidebook. However, the tower saw two parties that day, and we teamed up to rap via the suggestion by Sam here with one single rope rap from the summit and then one double rope rap to the ground. We were pretty stoked to get down this way, as the traversing nature of the 3rd pitch looked like it would be a pain in the ass to rappel...but having not done it, I can't say for certain.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Barney Rumble Tower : Raven's Delight (5.9+)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: A single 60m will get you down from steel anchors, no tat on this one. If you bring a couple of extra cams in the .5-#1 Camalot sizes (maybe 3X .5 and .75 and 4X #1 total) you could do this in one pitch with proper runner use and skip the intermediate belay.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Monitor and Merrimac Buttes : Without A Net (5.8 X)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: Do like Earl suggests, and have the leader run this to the top in one long pitch. There were no intermediate anchors on the route, and very little in the way of good looking options to break it up. A leader willing to solo a secure chimney can wriggle up this thing pleasantly unencumbered, but take a #2 and #3 Camalot for a top anchor in a good horizontal crack 10' back from the top-out (no fixed upper anchor).


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Monitor and Merrimac Buttes : Merrimac Butte, The Albatro... (5.11c)
By: Trevor Bowman When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: A great Entrada route for sure, with a variety of burly sizes. The 2nd pitch involves some pretty wild climbing up the chimney, with a face splitter providing pretty good pro. There are some sizable loose blocks to avoid on this pitch, and a very tight squeeze finale that is best tackled deep in the depths of the chimney.
The first pitch belay has a newer bolt and a splitter crack which requires an extra #1 Camalot or two. The rap anchors (which are on a separate system about 50' left of ... more >>


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