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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Photo-Topo of the Balcony

Photo-Topo of the Balcony

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (04) The Balcony

Nov 5, 2007

Photo-Topo of the Far Right side of Wall of Dreams

Photo-Topo of the Far Right side of Wall of Dreams

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (03) Wall of Dreams

Nov 5, 2007

A photo-topo to complement the diagram provided on this site.  This shows the New Side as seen from the Original side, with the climbing areas marked.

A photo-topo to complement the diagram provided on this site. This shows the New Side as seen from the Original side, with the climbing areas marked.

NM : Gallup Area : ... : New Side

Apr 24, 2007

Photo-topo of the left (west) end of the Sport-Homo Wall, including all known routes.  Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors.  All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for toproping, but pulling the rope after rapping can be difficult from some of them.

Photo-topo of the left (west) end of the Sport-Homo Wall, including all known routes. Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors. All anchors can be accessed from the

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (01) Jabba the Hutt/Sport-H...

Apr 24, 2007

Photo-topo of Jabba the Hutt and the right (eastern) part of Sport-Homo Wall, including all known routes.  Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors.  All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for toproping, but pulling the rope after rapping can be difficult from some of them.

Photo-topo of Jabba the Hutt and the right (eastern) part of Sport-Homo Wall, including all known routes. Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors. All anchors can

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (01) Jabba the Hutt/Sport-H...

Apr 24, 2007

Photo-topo of the Slab Wall, including all known routes.  Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors.  All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for toproping, but pulling the rope after rapping can be difficult from some of them.

Photo-topo of the Slab Wall, including all known routes. Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors. All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for topropi

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (02) Slab Wall

Apr 24, 2007

Photo-topo of the Bivi Wall on the right, and the Swallow Wall on the left.  Includes all known routes.  Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors.  The anchors shared by "Stuck in Puberty" and "D.D.M." CANNOT be safely accessed from the top of the cliff.  You must lead and then rap off these two routes.  All other anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for toproping, but pulling the rope after rapping can be difficult from some of them.

Photo-topo of the Bivi Wall on the right, and the Swallow Wall on the left. Includes all known routes. Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors. The anchors shared

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (03) Bivi Wall/Swallow Wall

Apr 24, 2007

Photo-topo of the Benny Silva Wall, including all known routes.  Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors.  All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for toproping, but pulling the rope after rapping can be difficult from some of them.

Photo-topo of the Benny Silva Wall, including all known routes. Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors. All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (04) Benny Silva Wall

Apr 24, 2007

Photo-topo of the west (left) end of the Health Wall, including all known routes.  Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors.  All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for toproping, but pulling the rope after rapping can be difficult from some of them.

Photo-topo of the west (left) end of the Health Wall, including all known routes. Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors. All anchors can be accessed from the top

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (05) Health Wall

Apr 24, 2007

Photo-topo of the east (right) end of the Health Wall, including all known routes.  Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors.  All anchors can be accessed from the top of the cliff for toproping, but pulling the rope after rapping can be difficult from some of them.

Photo-topo of the east (right) end of the Health Wall, including all known routes. Bolted anchors are shown; routes w/o anchors indicated DO NOT HAVE anchors. All anchors can be accessed from the to

NM : Gallup Area : ... : (05) Health Wall

Apr 24, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Moab Area : The Maze District : The Mother and Child : Child Tower - Child's Play (5.9 A1)
By: Alexander Nees When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Cool info, thanks for posting! I am a bit confused though; are these towers in the Orange Cliffs unit of GCNRA? There are no permanent anchors or hammering allowed in this area, but it looks like both this route and the one on the Mother Tower involved the installation of permanent anchors and/or hammering...


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : The Access Fund Trailhead : ... : Fearless First (5.8)
By: Alexander Nees When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: If you actually stay out of the cracks and follow the bolt line, this feels a lot more like 10- to me than a 5.8. It's thin and tenuous in several sections and a bit polished too. Fun route, but I think it's a sandbag at 5.8.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : The Access Fund Trailhead : ... : 2-fer (5.10-)
By: Alexander Nees When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: Really enjoyed these routes... led the left, then TR'ed the right. Left-hand way felt like a short 5.10- crux, right-hand had a longer 5.10+ crux that seemed well-protected by the two bolts.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : RSG (5.10a)
By: Alexander Nees When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: This is an outstandingly good face route... the best of the ones I've done here.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : Rudimentary Extraction (5.5)
By: Alexander Nees When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: This one is well worth the scramble to get over to the base if you're looking for an easy route... very unusual to have a good crack climb at such a moderate grade.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... : Eagle Plume Tower : Eagle Feather (a.k.a. South... (5.10)
By: Alexander Nees When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: My ascent of this route years ago has really stuck with me as one of my most memorable climbing days ever. This is the best line on the best tower in the Valley of the Gods. It has some great climbing on pitches 2, 3, and 4. It also has some terrible rock on Pitches 1, 2, and 3, but I think that all the climbing 5.9 and up has good gear. Approach this route with respect and the expectation of some do-not-fall situations, and it will reward you with an incredible day.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : The Access Fund Trailhead : ... : Motion Fascination (5.11)
By: Alexander Nees When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: Sounds like this is the same thing as the route named "Pillar 2"?


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : The Access Fund Trailhead : ... : Photo
By: Alexander Nees When: Dec 6, 2012

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Comments: Sure looks like Satisfaction Guaranteed to me....


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Three Blocks (5.11-)
By: Alexander Nees When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: Fun route! The bottom is easier than it looks, the top is harder than it looks. (The middle is exactly how it looks.)


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : The Access Fund Trailhead : ... : People are Poodles Too. (5.10-)
By: Alexander Nees When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: This route has some easy crack climbing at the top and bottom, with about 3 feet of horrendous, greasy, shallow, flared, awkward climbing in the middle. Ugh.
It's not actually as bad as all that, but I found it very awkward and won't hurry back to do it again. Top-roping the face to the left is fun though; good slabby face and seam climbing. Better than this route, I thought!


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Tiara Rado : Short, Cupped Hands (5.9+)
By: Alexander Nees When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: ... if you climb it barefoot?


Location: UT : Moab Area : 191 South : Looking Glass Rock
By: Alexander Nees When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: Easy access even with a low-rider Civic. There's a good gravel road that gets you within 100 feet of the formation.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky
By: Alexander Nees When: Oct 28, 2012

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Comments: Depends on what part of the White Rim you are trying to get to. In general the road is in good shape... it's been a dry fall. Clearance is way more important than 4wd if the road is dry; a 2wd truck is a better choice than a Subaru or the like. 2wd truck will probably get you down Shaffer and as far as Chip and Dale, Airport, and Washer Woman/Monster Towers, or down the Mineral Bottom Road to Moses and Taylor Canyon. If you're trying to get to Monument Basin, I wouldn't go without ... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Echo Pinnacle : Free Window Route (5.10+)
By: Alexander Nees When: Oct 17, 2012

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Comments: Wow! This route is the whole desert tower experience rolled up in 3 pitches. Splitter, chossy, sublime, and funky all at once. Pitch 1 is some prime desert choss, with flaky rock but good pro and fun jams. Pitch 2 is an awesome beautiful splitter with a couple good rest stances. Pitch 3 is incredibly exposed, with wide funky climbing, sketchy pro, and incredible geometry. I would highly recommend this to strong visiting climbers who only have time for one tower and want the full spectrum o... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Carter Route (5.9+)
By: Alexander Nees When: Sep 23, 2012

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Comments: MUCH better than it looks from the ground. The bottom 20 feet is soft but not too bad, and the rest is on fine rock with fun climbing. The anchor is bomber, the cacti are gone... maybe this has cleaned up since the original, fairly negative description was written, but it's now quite a nice climb. Looks wide but doesn't actually need anything larger than a #1 C4.


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