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Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Photo
By: Aerili When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: A beautiful spark of light peeks over the harsh edge of the world - just like you, my dear friend. Miss you . . .


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Photo
By: Aerili When: Nov 23, 2014

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Comments: Great shot!!!


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Cupcake (V1) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Oct 23, 2014

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Comments: Maybe you are just telling it what it wants to hear!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Photo
By: Aerili When: Oct 23, 2014

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Comments: These things are ridiculous in the best way possible.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Dihedrals Area : Half-A-Finger (5.9+)
By: Aerili When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: Like so many Little Cottonwood routes, this one looks very "meh" and unprotectable from the ground but offers fairly top notch climbing and good gear (ok, maybe that latter one isn't necessarily so typical in LCC, ha). I do agree that the main crux--the committing overhang--is harder for shorter people. I had to climb up off the ledge and stance up in a pumpy position to put in my gear, while my much taller partner had no issues reaching up to place from the rest and before getting up in the bus... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Photo
By: Aerili When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: This is like the time Justin Timberlake was canyoneering behind one of my partners in Neon Canyon. Shirtless and captured on tape in southern Utah! Except that was real and not a movie. ;)


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Irvine : East Buttress (5.9) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: The cloud shadows are super cool.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Wheels on Fire (5.9)
By: Aerili When: Aug 31, 2014

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Comments: For me this route felt much harder than After the Fall so I was surprised to see a lot of people up-rating AtF but maintaining the 5.9 grade here. I felt it was the reverse (WoF feeling closer to 10a or 10-). This route offered a lot of rattly fingers and flaring hand-sized pods and butt-cracks which felt really insecure at times.

The gear is not finicky to place for the most part, but in order to minimize rope drag and avoid hollow rock you have to give some thought to where, what, and how to ... more >>


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Ruth Lake : Last Stand Wall : Crescent Moon (5.8) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: I think this is the best photo of a 5.8 clip-up I have ever seen.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Astro Elephant (5.10-)
By: Aerili When: Aug 25, 2014

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Comments: Despite people posting that you can "only" get off-route on pitch 1, 7, or 1,000, we found the hardest route-finding to be at the very top! Starting at pitch 9, apparently our belay was not far enough right. Due to our error, it would seem that the belay must be moved very far right at this point - past an obvious place where the pitch seems to start via a straight-up crack and a left-trending ramp that converge at a constriction, both of which can and have been climbed (and where a fix... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : ... : Photo
By: Aerili When: Aug 20, 2014

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Comments: Yes, this is a #5 Camalot C4 and therefore similar in range to the old 4.5.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Industrial Wall : Union Dues (5.10b)
By: Aerili When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: I recommend slinging out the 4th bolt to reduce rope drag.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Castle Dome : Southeast Arete (5.10 PG13) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Epic shot!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Dome, Main Area : West Crack (5.9) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: Pretty much.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Main Wall : Eeyore's Enigma (5.10a) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: Awesome. :))


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Touch Up (5.9+)
By: Aerili When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: Posting every move and placement you made on a route? Please, please . . . stop doing that.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : After Seven (5.8) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Actually, you sort of look like American Hustle.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : Zen Garden : Mini Meditation (5.10c)
By: Aerili When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: Very doable at the grade.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - East : Rye Crisp (5.8)
By: Aerili When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: Kellen, please don't TR a constantly-busy classic like this. It is just bad etiquette. Give your wife a chance to learn to clean gear and second long pitches and then take her up it. It will be a much better time for all.


Location: UT : Ibex
By: Aerili When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Really disappointed at the amount of trash I found on my latest trip. Most of it seemed concentrated around the Corral Crags. This leads me to believe it is probably coming from climbers. PACK IT OUT FER CHRISSAKES! You are right next to your damn car!


Location: UT : Ibex : Photo
By: Aerili When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Definitely captures the essence of this place!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 2nd Meat Wall : Unknown R of Tube Steaks (5.10-)
By: Aerili When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: I personally wanted a #5 Camalot on this route for the (relatively) short, wide section. You can walk it a bit. If you anticipate this route to be a piece of cake, however, you probably won't need it.

I did not find the corner up higher to be "thin hands" but more like perfect golds.

I agree with Chris Archer on the top-out moves. Very awkward getting to the anchor and pretty hard.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Ivory Tower, Center (5.10a) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: Love the clouds. Nicely framed!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Whale Dome : ... : Photo
By: Aerili When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: I think I would rather climb with the anchor-builder than the commenter here.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Smear of Fear (WI5 M6 R) : Photo
By: Aerili When: Apr 15, 2014

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Comments: All I can say is....damn.


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