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Location: UT : Echo Canyon : The Dry Wall
By: bheller When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: Wow. Knowing context of the location of that trap, this is perplexing indeed. It seems to me that trapping (esp. in this area) is a old and dying endeavor. Soo 19th century! Perhaps it was set by an old timer who appreciates the roadside parking and zero approach trapping that only the dry wall can offer. Perhaps he has no idea about the climbing... I'm really glad the dog was okay! I've walked barefoot in that area more times than I can count. Hopefully you took the trap and disposed of it- "Da... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Freerider (5.12d PG13) : Photo
By: bheller When: Dec 6, 2014

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Comments: Emotions, opinions, judgments...so incredibly human!
Admittedly, in this case, the thousand words this photo offers are insufficient.
After the Capitan had has his way with us, the base was scoured by my partner and I...the result was we removed multiple haul bags of trash (and literal shit!). As a side note, monofilament is practically impossible to detect in cheap digital imagery.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Division Wall : Les is More (5.10a)
By: bheller When: Nov 21, 2014

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Comments: Was that some sort of political joke? ;)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Division Wall : Les is More (5.10a)
By: bheller When: Nov 20, 2014

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Comments: Two options exist for the crux at the 4th bolt.
Skirt left for 10a, or head right for the harder version.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering
By: bheller When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: I, like so many, find LCC to be a cruel mistress...
Its a love-hate type relationship. With that said, here I offer a haiku:

So many great boulders
And such fickle conditions
Don't count on sending

5 good days a year...that's all we seem to get...its over till spring


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Gate Boulders : ... : The Anonymous Arete (V6)
By: bheller When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: V5 in the black bible... yeah, I'm creeping some of those grades...trying to be honest


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : The Riverside : Syringe Boulder
By: bheller When: Nov 13, 2014

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Comments: This boulder is officially known as the Syringe boulder, not the heroin boulder.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : The Riverside : ... : Jingle Bells (V0)
By: bheller When: Nov 13, 2014

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Comments: I've never heard the arÍte called jingle bells before (I always called it the no-hands arÍte)...climbing it no-handed is a blast... it would be hard to grade due to its novelty, but I guess V4 is good enough. The west face (officially Slab V0) can also be climbed hands free, and it allows for a totally different experience at about the same difficulty as the arÍte.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : The Riverside : Papa Bells Boulder
By: bheller When: Nov 13, 2014

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Comments: I don't think the boulder you are referring to here is officially named... But there is a duplicate listing refering to it as "The My Special Purpose Boulder." Could an admin merge these please? Papa Bell's V1 boulder problem (and ostensibly what would be refered to as the Papa Bell's boulder) is located in a different area entirely- on the north face of the very first boulder found to the southwest of the Syringe ( not officially called the Heroin) boulder...it kind of looks like a poor man's P... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Parking Lot Area : ... : Nut Up or Shut Up (V4)
By: bheller When: Nov 6, 2014

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Comments: I'm sure you truly are not the first...I think you may be referring to the problem "Ford Fairmont Futura"... a quality V4 that starts low on a blunt NE arete... Or possibly you mean the NW arete V2 "Roadside Arete"...check out the black bible page 250...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Gate Boulders : ... : The Round Room (V6)
By: bheller When: Oct 16, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, at first I was stuck 2mm away from that crimp as well! Then after 40 minutes of micro-foot shenanigans I found the magic stemming combo, gained 3mm in reach, and the problem went from impossible to comparatively easy:)


Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Short Cliffs : Hex Breaker (5.11 PG13)
By: bheller When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: The rumors are true- I pulled that big block off somewhere around 2005 or so. It came right out- thankfully no one was hurt. I'm pretty sure Tedd Thompson got the FA.


Location: ID : Hells Canyon
By: bheller When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Not that anyone is asking, but my opinion is that it would be quite generous to even freely refer to Hells Canyon as a "regional" destination.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : Nairobi (5.12a)
By: bheller When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: I'd been eyeing this one for ages and finally got on it. Expect hidden, cryptic holds and sequences that drastically depart from the bolt line. More trad than sport. The first third is great, the finish was not. I second the difficult clips (poor bolt placements up high) and it being high in the grade.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Picnic Lunch Wall : Five Easy Pieces (5.13a)
By: bheller When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: Pitch 2 is indeed amazing.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : 5 Mile Boulders : Kung Fu (V6)
By: bheller When: Sep 26, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, I never have done it like the video either. However, the moves that I feel really distinguish kung-fu, and what the video clearly shows, are those of the finishing mantle. I didn't intend to create any more confusion;)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : 5 Mile Boulders : Kung Fu (V6)
By: bheller When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments:


I should have been more clear- the mantle is quite a bit left, the finish higher up is on the left side of the arete.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : 5 Mile Boulders : Kung Fu (V6)
By: bheller When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: Baldy sit starts the arete, and finishes at the top on the right side of said arete. Kung Fu shares the starting moves, then heads left on the overhanging side with the good crimp rails, finishing quite a bit left of the arete with an awkward, yet rewarding mantle. Much harder than Baldy... take 6 points for Kung Fu.


Location: UT : Echo Canyon : Bear Hollow Wall
By: bheller When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: I totally agree with James and his concerns with this "Clint Eastwood" wall. Highly visible, grid-bolted convenience routes that offer forgettable climbing... in a word- tasteless. You gotta ask yourself "Am I gonna paint that obnoxious hardware"? Well,are you,Punk? Like grandma said: "If you don't have the time or money to do something right the first time what makes you think you will the second time?" There is another wall developed in this style east of the dry wall as well- you cant miss i... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : Snowflakes (5.11c)
By: bheller When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: Definitely not the best route for an aspiring 11c leader. However its probably worth doing if you're solid at the grade and in the area.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Blue Light Special (5.11a)
By: bheller When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: It is a bit of a sandbag, but then so is Liquid Jade to the right. Get your feet up higher than you think you should at the undercling bit and take 11b if you need it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail : The Billboard : This Must Be The Pickle (5.12d)
By: bheller When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: Currently no issues with worn hardware or draws. Sharp holds and some awkward clipping stances keep it at 3 stars. Finish by techy climbing right off the shoebox or go big straight up. A step up in difficulty from Knuckle Up- 13a.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Cannabis Wall : Teardrop (5.13a)
By: bheller When: Aug 26, 2014

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Comments: Perhaps the wall is in the middle of getting a facelift?


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Dihedrals : Cognition (5.11c)
By: bheller When: Aug 26, 2014

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Comments: A new route at the Dihedrals! Nice!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : Heresy (5.11c)
By: bheller When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: "Loved it! climbs like a V5 highball."

Your counting is wrong- but only by two V grades.


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