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All 559 | Routes 18 | Areas 3 | Photos 80 | Page Improvements | Comments 52 | Posts 34 | Stars 232 | Ratings 140
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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Waterfront, The : Gritman's Traverse (5.12a)
By: Arie When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: Originally aided years ago at A1(+?). Good to hear what it was freed at, but bummed to see the bolts.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Great White Icicle Area : Plain Kipper (5.9)
By: Arie When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: Surprisingly quality- no FA quality-creep here. Loose rubble at the top is a moderate threat- so stash packs and belayers appropriately and bring some extra tat for the aging tree anchor.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Mount Olympus : North Summit : Kamp's Ridge (5.6) : Photo
By: Arie When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: Gives a cool perspective on the primary Memorial Couloir. Nice shot.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme : Touchstone Wall (5.9 C2) : Photo
By: Arie When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: I've always thought climbers should get into the park for free- we're the entertainment!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Eagle Buttress and Environs : The Corner (5.8)
By: Arie When: Nov 23, 2012

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Comments: A few feet right of this corner is a decent hand crack that we excavated a few years back... making it a slightly better climb. It might have partially re-filled with dirt from the ledge above. Between that crack and Strangeways is a rickety stack of blocks that is a fun 5.7 with quality jams. Thanks for posting- this area is gritty but still fun.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : East Bell Tower : Route of All Evil (5.6)
By: Arie When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: Given sfotexís description, I now know to avoid the Great Chokestone. Pitch two was a bit tight for my jeans- clearly it wasnít designed for an inflexible lank like me. Pitch three was surprisingly decent and pitch four started off fantastic (wow, the roof!) but quickly devolved into the expected grovel. Despite the heft, a #4 C2 was well appreciated, especially at the roof. Mostly worth the hike.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Photo
By: Arie When: Aug 16, 2011

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Comments: North side or south side... Young's Peak or Storm Mountain... Little or Big Cottonwood... it's all good in a pickle suit.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Altered States Gully : Sticky Fingers (5.10d)
By: Arie When: May 24, 2011

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Comments: Quality(!). The old stump/tree that was presumably the rap anchor is getting pretty sketchy. There's a blot/pin rap anchor up and over the ridge (downcanyon) from Sticky's belay that will get you back to your sardines with a single 60m rope.

Bring your guns... and a knife to clean up the mahogany tat.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Upper Burner Wall : Hopscotch (5.10a)
By: Arie When: Feb 26, 2011

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Comments: Thanks- those blasted croutons dispatched me directly into the scrub oak salad below on my first go. My second go felt more like roller skating than climbing...


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Sand Dunes : Leopard Skin (5.7)
By: Arie When: Dec 16, 2010

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Comments: Super fun moderate. I'm a bit confused as why the belay above the crack was removed. It is a fine belay ledge that was a perfect spot to watch the leader sneak out pitch two. Maybe I've always climbed this differently- but now I'll probably just drag up a bit more gear to still use a belay there. Anyhow, thanks to _____ for the replaced bolts.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Great White Icicle Area : Astair (5.12a)
By: Arie When: Aug 16, 2010

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Comments: Like that hot brunette at the bar... looked so easy, but so quick to deny.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo : The Cottonwood Traverse (5.6)
By: Arie When: Sep 30, 2009

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Comments: Definitely classic- the section just after Monte Cristo is wild and the traverse above the LCC north side chutes is amazing- above some of the most rugged area in the Wasatch. Reverse the route (minus the SE Sup Ridge) and continue on around the LCC watershed (Flagstaff> Wolverine> Devil's Castle> Bullion Divide> Pfeif> Beatout> Lone Peak) and you have the WURL... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Big Willow Cirque : Giggles (5.8)
By: Arie When: Jul 20, 2009

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Comments: Digging it. Tylerís photo-topo was spot-on. We ran pitches one and two together with a 70 meter rope and only had meters to spare- and part of pitch one was still deep under snow. We also rope-stretched pitches three and four together. Perhaps this wasnít the best way to do it- Iíd recommend combining pitches one and two, climbing pitch three (to the pine) and then running pitch four long to a small ledge on the right side of the upper face (in a small right facing dihedral). This would avo... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : The Watchtower : Watchtower Main : Beef Jerky (5.10c)
By: Arie When: Jul 15, 2009

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Comments: One tough piece of meat... yet I find myself gnawing on it occasionally. Judging by the amount chalk often found only in the first 10 feet it must get tackled often... and rarely (?) succumbs.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Millcreek Canyon : The Stitches Wall : Sticky Fishes (5.10a/b R)
By: Arie When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: This route is called "Sticky Fishes" aka Chub Country- far from my finest climbing moment (3/2003). Sick of drilling limestone I just ran it out to the top. Perhaps another bolt would help appease the Den Mothers out there and help the route fit in better. Shares the Itchy anchors.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Waterfront, The : Baja Breakdown (5.9)
By: Arie When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: If anyone has any additional information PM me and Iíll update it. Due to the fading condition of the rap tree the climb would probably benefit from a set of chains- which I would be happy to install, but thought Iíd see if anyone had any previous info before breaking out the hammer. I first climbed this in fall 2005 and cleaned it up a bit- itís probably regained some of its former grit and foliage. A couple of different variations have been done over the years... by others and myself...?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Grayo : Grayo (5.8 PG13)
By: Arie When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: The short little nugget on the backside of Grayo is a long lost route of mine from ages ago (January 2000). It went at the inevitable rating of 5.10 A1 (or 2)- I had hoped to free it, but several attempts all ended in flail-a-thons. Consider it open to any free attempt. Getting off the deck is perhaps v5 and the upper section has better holds, but the gear is shady. Some left over webbing will help with clipping the first (and only) bolt. My memory has faded, but I do remember placing a rur... more >>


Location: UT : Ibex : South Corridor : Scorpion Slab : Scorpion Slab (5.8)
By: Arie When: Mar 24, 2009

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Comments: Indeed indeed. Thanks for the route :)


Location: UT : Ibex : Sheep Rock Area : A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing (5.8)
By: Arie When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: Puzzling indeed. Even on toprope after leading it it was still difficult to read (5.8?). three feet left or right seems to be the answer... but... then I guess you miss the climb...


Location: UT : Ibex : South Corridor : Scorpion Slab : Melting Bits (5.10d)
By: Arie When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: The first bolt is a little spooky to reach followed by a launch onto some slightly better holds. The move to the chains is a little obtuse and requires some larger bits to fire (and hold). A little awkward, but a prime time with fantastic views.


Location: UT : Ibex : South Corridor : Scorpion Slab : Scorpion Slab (5.8) : Photo
By: Arie When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: I believe Melting Bits is just out of the frame to the right of the photo.


Location: UT : Ibex : South Corridor : Scorpion Slab : Scorpion Slab (5.8)
By: Arie When: Mar 23, 2009

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Comments: James' comment is spot-on. Getting off the ground is difficult and a little tricky with a spooky, sharp, boulder to break your fall. One section of 5.8 above with some moderate climbing above and between. Glad to see Tartantula to the left is rated 5.8...!... not the 5.6 shown on the photo topo.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Team Serious Wall : American Errorist (5.8)
By: Arie When: Oct 5, 2008

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Comments: Yes! Finally a Grade VI I can nail in an afternoon. But I guess I'll have to survive without the WMD's.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Big in Japan (5.12b)
By: Arie When: Oct 2, 2008

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Comments: Powerful with a sequential upper section. Short enough that it definitely requires an attentive belayer- years ago I landed on my slacker-belayer's head after trying to pull the crux. Luckily it did an excellent job of stopping the fall.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Resort Buttress : High Nowhere (5.9)
By: Arie When: Sep 18, 2008

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Comments: Nice work... I've eye that line from across the canyon for years... but been to lazy to hike over. Kudos.


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