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Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Lighthouse Tower
By: Bob Dobalina When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Bring TWO (60 meter) ropes to get down the quick and easy way. Or you can mess with the hanging rap station and do multiple raps down 'Lonely Vigil' with a single rope if you want.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Nuns : The Flying Nun (5.10a)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: I felt that the climbing on the first two pitches was solid, sustained, and "in-your-face" for the 5.10a rating.
The nature of the route is odd for Castle Valley. The majority of the route is face climbing on sharp calcite while clipping bolts!
The belay at the top of P1 is an uncomfortable hanging belay. The first few moves on P2 is the technical crux in my opinion. P3 is short with only one move of 5.10 at the top of a tight hand crack.

Bring quickdraws, a set of medium/large sized nuts, dou... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Day Canyon : Day Canyon Cragging Routes : ... : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: The 10c moves are right off the deck. The rest of the climbing is cruiser.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Happy Turk Hoodoo : The Happy Turk (5.8 C1) : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jan 14, 2012

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Comments: "Devil's Golfball" That's exactly how I did it. The first move is stepping off the hood of a truck.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Elephant Rock : South Side Classic (5.7+)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Sep 15, 2011

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Comments: Pretty techy for a 5.7. No natural gear needed at all. It's bolted.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Elephant Rock
By: Bob Dobalina When: Sep 15, 2011

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Comments: This formation/tower has only one set of rap/toprope anchors, and they are directly above the southern corner route. So toproping the harder lines on the north and east sides is impossible.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock : Flakes (5.9)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Sep 15, 2011

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Comments: For me, the crux was the first few moves get to above the little roof.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: Sep 7, 2011

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Comments: That's completely unacceptable. C'mon people!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Montezuma Tower : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jun 27, 2011

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Comments: The worlds best 5.7 IMHO.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jun 24, 2011

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Comments: Regardless, you should strive to rap whenever possible. It makes the anchors last a LOT longer, and your belayer can do other things.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : The Umph Slot (5.10)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jun 22, 2011

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Comments: The slot is really hard. Harder than any 5.10 I have ever done. And I've done my share of bombay chimney slots rated harder.
Maybe I was doing it wrong....


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Tower of Babel
By: Bob Dobalina When: May 13, 2011

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Comments: If you can't clean aid in the Arches, then don't aid there. Hammering is unsustainable and is destroying some otherwise classic climbs.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: May 13, 2011

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Comments: Only five more pitches until the summit!


Location: General Climbing : Best Dirtbag Cars : Post : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: May 6, 2011

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Comments: That is sweet! I want one.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area
By: Bob Dobalina When: May 6, 2011

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Comments: It's located only a couple miles from Telluride and is visible from town. It traverses a large cliff wall below Ajax Peak on a continuos horizontal ledge system that is about 200-300 ft. up. You can access it from the left or right edge. Most of it is non-technical hiking, but sections with exposure have fixed cables to clip into.
There is one short section that has HUGE exposure were you climb around a corner on fixed ladder rungs with about 300 ft. of air under you.
Bring regular hiking shoe... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Seibernetics (5.8+)
By: Bob Dobalina When: May 3, 2011

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Comments: This route is known for testing many 5.8 climbers. It looks all slabby and easy from the ground, but is not a "cruise" like you would think.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: May 1, 2011

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Comments: That looks like it's in the Fishers.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Apr 23, 2011

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Comments: FYI. The first bolt on the bolt ladder leading off the "deck" between cottontail and echo (P#5?) pulled out yesterday when my partner moved above it. It was an original FA star drive.


Location: UT : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: Dec 1, 2010

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Comments: Holy cow! Did Fine Jade fall off?


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Carpenter Ridge - Paradise ...
By: Bob Dobalina When: Sep 15, 2009

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Comments: I just got back from a trip to this area. The setting is stunningly beautiful albeit extremely primitive and remote. The rock quality is on par with IC, but the cracks generally aren't as clean or as tightly grouped together. There are far more routes here than are listed in the current guidebooks! We ended up just eyeballing many mystery cracks and onsighting everything.
To get ther,e you first must find a faint old unmarked double-track road that heads straight to the wall and follow it until... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
By: Bob Dobalina When: Sep 8, 2009

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Comments: Just got back from a long labor day weekend in the Creek. NOBODY was there! All the popular camping and climbing was wide open. The weather was perfect as long as you stayed out of direct sun. I don't think that I saw more than one or two cars parked at Supercrack Buttress all weekend long!
Imagine showing up at Supercrack Buttress mid day on a saturday and having your pick of any climb!?! Yeah, that's how it was.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Leaning Wall : Spaceshot (5.7 C2) : Photo
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: I gotta say. That is a great photo.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Optimator (5.13-)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: I sent this route... in my dreams! Looks so clean that you could eat off of it.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Blue Gramma Cliff : Petrelli Motors (5.10)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: A good pitch. Rope grooves make good side pulls for the last move!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Blue Gramma Cliff : Formerly Aided (5.11)
By: Bob Dobalina When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: No way. This is rated 5.11? I onsighted a 5.11 in the creek? wahoo!


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