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benb

38 years old · Male

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Jun 5, 2014
Last Visit: Sep 3, 2017
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Best Times to Meet: After work and Saturday
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Wasatch Aid Notes

A few years ago I was trying to find a few aid lines around SLC and had a hard time piecing together the good options out there. After finding some info in guidebooks, MP, ST, UtahClimbers, etc, I had a good starter list of lines to aid not too far from SLC. I saved this on my MP profile page so that I could find it later. Earlier this year I moved out of state and since I won't be using it anymore was going to delete it, but am posting it to the aid/big wall forums so others that may be looking for lines to practice aid on in LCC/BCC can use it. Some routes are better than others, some are mainly free lines that only should be aided in the off season, and some are aid lines that would be awesome if someone freed them. Take the list with a grain of salt rather than bashing me for posting it. I just wanted to save someone else the time of piecing together a list.

Disclaimer: Avoid aiding popular routes during busy times. Also some of the dedicated aid routes may not go clean and require iron. Check their descriptions first.

Routes to practice clean aid on.
Nostrum Bring a LA for the anchor above butterfield. Current anchor is KB+knotted rope in crack. Tree below was questionable when pushed on.
Beaked Whale
Town Drunk Aid Route fun quick, no approach, easy aid-solo
Riveting combined with Peeler Direct
The Coffin combined with Coffin Roof
Prowser
Bongeater (rack on left)
Seams Like the Seashore
Tick Fever
Equipment Overhang
Stratosphere
Fallen Arches
Trinity Right (requires long reaches), Trinity Left, or Trinity Center.
Schoolroom Roof
Boomerang
Gravity's Rainbow
Amphitheater Overhang Left
Divine Intervention
Paraplegic Ward
Amphitheater Overhang Right
Winged Warrior
Black Peeler
Tin Man
Direct North Face
Dave Anderson Memorial Route
Free Me
Seams Like the Seashore
Pin Man
Nazi Love Slaves
Emigration Escape

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Favorite climbing photos list:

half dome summit: mountainproject.com/v/10652…
the maiden (Boulder CO): mountainproject.com/v/10734…
Warhorse (LLC): mountainproject.com/v/10681…
green a on cover of "Climbing" mag: mountainproject.com/v/10688…
neon canyon/golden cathedral: climb-utah.com/Escalante/ne…
ogden: mountainproject.com/v/10680…
goodro's wall BCC: mountainproject.com/v/10789…


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