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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : The Watchtower : Watchtower Main : Fishlips (5.11d)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: Hey Josh, I usually finish Fishlips on the Unction roof. I think it is a funner finish than the original. Not sure what effect that way has upon the rating, but since you get such a good rest below the roof, and the roof is way easier than Fishlips, probably doesn't make that much difference. It is however, a better finish to the route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Black Peeler Buttress : Peeler Face : Golden Eye (5.13a)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: I guess I did change the rating to 13a. I'm not good at rating things in the first place. Everyone I have talked to that has done the route tells me it is 5.13. Now days, people get so upset about a little sandbag, so figured I'd change it. Go do it, let me know what you think.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : The Cathedral : Karmic Trace (5.12)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: Heard the bolt is gone now too. btw... that bolt was placed on the lead. Surely removed on rappel.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Photo
By: Ben Folsom When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: No kidding! Good eye Mike White. Yeah, I think I'd prefer the cam over that chossy bolt any day.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Old Peculier (5.11-)
By: Ben Folsom When: Mar 11, 2014

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Comments: very nice route!


Location: UT : Flaming Gorge : Sheep Creek : Tower Rock, NE Face (Brittl... (5.9+ A1 PG13)
By: Ben Folsom When: Dec 13, 2013

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Comments: The V-thread was placed by John Sherman and Hank Jones in 2008.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Psychobabble Wall : Psychostematic (5.10a)
By: Ben Folsom When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: I think everything on the Psychobabble wall feels hard and is a bit scary.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Mt. Everest
By: Ben Folsom When: Apr 11, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Paul!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Huevos Rancheros (5.7 R)
By: Ben Folsom When: Apr 11, 2013

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Comments: It used to be R before it was retrobolted and called a different name....... "Just say no to Crack".


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : ... : Photo
By: Ben Folsom When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: The church buttress is the biggest, best piece of rock up there. What a shame. Ferguson is actually pretty good if you go up there when it isn't full of idiots. The vaults don't need to be anywhere.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Memorial Day Buttress : Dave Anderson Memorial Rout... (5.8+ A2- PG13)
By: Ben Folsom When: Feb 14, 2013

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Comments: How do you like that mantle?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Gate Boulders : ... : Barfly (V8)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Yep... FA was Glen Burke.


Location: UT : Grand Staircase : Bull Valley Gorge : Hands of Fire and Ice (5.11+) : Photo
By: Ben Folsom When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Great photo Roy!


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Pine Canyon : Old Bushmills (5.10) : Photo
By: Ben Folsom When: Nov 15, 2012

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Comments: nice pic, and right on comments by Kurt. Hard for the grade, especially for those of us with big hands.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Bottleneck Peak : Zoomerang (5.11-)
By: Ben Folsom When: Oct 25, 2012

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Comments: yep.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Mount Olympus : North Summit : The Great Chimney (5.6)
By: Ben Folsom When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Nick, yes, the great chimney in the right conditions can be a good ice/winter climb. Like ddriver said, probably better in march or april when snow conditions are consolidated. I have done it in the winter before, and had great sections of mixed ice and rock. Be cautious of avalanche conditions, the approach and climb are exposed to avalanche hazard.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Santaquin Canyon : The Main Wall
By: Ben Folsom When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: My apologies as well... I hate all the internet negativity (although I produce some myself, usually after a few too many beers.)

CLIMBING WAS WAY FUNNER BEFORE THE INTERNET!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Santaquin Canyon : The Main Wall
By: Ben Folsom When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: my apologies to angelmarrott. I accused you of name calling, which you did not do.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Santaquin Canyon : The Main Wall
By: Ben Folsom When: Sep 28, 2012

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Comments: I used to be fairly active on this site, and post my new routes so reasonable people could have access to that info... but it is because of people like jsnstwrt and angelmarrott and others from the "entitlement generation" that I now keep my new routes to myself and my friends, and the reason I have been deleting route info I previously posted on Mtn project. It's a real shame that what started as a way to share information and route info has mainly become a resource for bashing people we don't... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gargoyle Wall : Gargoyle (5.11c)
By: Ben Folsom When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: for me the best parts of most of the climbs are the walks to get to them... at least I don't have to be scared on the walks.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Steorts' Ridge (5.6)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: +1, +1, +1

There you go... Brian drove the nail in one strike.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Steorts' Ridge (5.6)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jul 29, 2012

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Comments: Another No vote here. In fact it is completely unthinkable. Like Nacho said, if you gotta bail for some reason, leaving a couple nuts behind is not a big deal. Installing rap anchors up there would be a huge dis-service to the climbing community.


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Lower Jungle : Allelopathy Arete (5.11d)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jul 7, 2012

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Comments: I'm only kidding... I just didn't know what to grade it after doing it. I know the moves around the 4th or 5th bolt are pretty blank, and I remember that the feet disappear for a move or two there.


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Lower Jungle : Allelopathy Arete (5.11d)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jul 6, 2012

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Comments: I guess all I have to say is "grade creep is real". :)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Mule Hollow Wall : Down, Dirty, Doublecrossed (5.7)
By: Ben Folsom When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: Thanks Dr. Apnea... I climbed the Center Face again with my wife last year and we stubbed our toes on about 20-30 bolts. We did not use the bolts for protection, and in fact there was not a single bolt where I didn't have bomber clean gear within 2-3 feet(I took photos while standing there on the lead, so placing the gear isn't too difficult either). I was following the natural protection of the Center Face and only once for about 25 feet did I deviate from the bolt line to get gear. "Down, ... more >>


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