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Contributed Photos

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Inversion what??

Inversion what??

Boissal : Pics

Jan 20, 2009

Burner buttress. The main split in the face is the...

Burner buttress. The main split in the face is the Firestarter, the next one over to the left the Burner. Wide lovin'!! Anchor on the solid mahogany to the right of the dead tree up top. The top can

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Burner Buttress

Nov 26, 2008

Gargoyle gully scenery. You can see the anchors of...

Gargoyle gully scenery. You can see the anchors of Big Neon Glitter halfway up the arete in a scoop.

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Gargoyle Wall

Nov 24, 2008

The imposing dihedral of Gargoyle

The imposing dihedral of Gargoyle

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Gargoyle (5.11c)

Nov 24, 2008

The views from anywhere on the buttress are amazin...

The views from anywhere on the buttress are amazing. Here from the top of P3 on the Fin Arete, looking at the Thumb.

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Fin

Nov 24, 2008

The inexorable* intensive care slab from the top o...

The inexorable* intensive care slab from the top of the Fin. *wording borrowed from the the Ruckman's guidebook

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Intensive Care Slab

Nov 24, 2008

The prow on P3, just before joining the Fin Arete....

The prow on P3, just before joining the Fin Arete. Steeeeeep and runout due to the missing chickenhead.

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Dark Horse (5.11 R)

Nov 24, 2008

From the top of P1. Avoid the angle/rope drag at t...

From the top of P1. Avoid the angle/rope drag at the 5th bolt by using a longer runner

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Fin Arete (5.10b R)

Nov 24, 2008

The bolted traverse to the arete. Good holds but i...

The bolted traverse to the arete. Good holds but intimidating.

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : To Air is Human (5.10d)

Nov 3, 2008

Checking-out the upper section, yes you're going t...

Checking-out the upper section, yes you're going to be pulling on that corn flake!

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Flakes (5.10b)

Nov 3, 2008

The Flakes.  The route goes right at the first V a...

The Flakes. The route goes right at the first V and is a perfect handcrack up to the second V. After that undercling lieback to the wide section, then more of the same to the top.

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Flakes (5.10b)

Nov 3, 2008

Sam on his way to the groove on Tingey's Direct

Sam on his way to the groove on Tingey's Direct

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Tingey's Direct (5.7+)

Nov 3, 2008

Zigzag's line. Wonder how they came up with the na...

Zigzag's line. Wonder how they came up with the name...

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Zigzag (5.10d PG13)

Oct 1, 2008

Zigzag area with lines. The first pitch (only the ...

Zigzag area with lines. The first pitch (only the upper part is visible in green) is common to the three routes. Zigzag is the green line (the line is hidden by the roof @ the dotted section). Wings O

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Lizard Head Wall

Oct 1, 2008

Sam cruising up the first pitch of Zigzag, trying ...

Sam cruising up the first pitch of Zigzag, trying to figure out where the piton went at the first roof

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Zigzag (5.10d PG13)

Oct 1, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Cedar City : Brian Head : The Running Scared Wall : The Dark Tower : Heart of Darkness (5.11-)
By: Boissal When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Hard to read and scary to onsight. Blowing the 2nd, 3rd and even 4th clip could have serious consequences as the route traverses over rising talus.
Once you have the sequence figured out the climbing is great with long moves and an unexpected variety of holds.
This line and its neighbor to the left have the best rock at the Running Scared wall, reminiscent of the Jungle (same rock band?)


Location: UT : Saint George : Underworld : Armed and Dangerous (5.10b/c)
By: Boissal When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Triples on #2s and #3s with two #4s would work, I'm sure you could find a spot to mash a #5 and feel really good about it. Again, your mileage may vary...


Location: UT : Saint George : Underworld : Armed Robbery (5.10c)
By: Boissal When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Super sandbag at 10c. The opening moves are as least 11a, the rest is sustained and technical with a lot of thin hand sections and not that many places to stop and shake out. Triple or even quadruples on fat fingers to hand sizes wouldn't go unused for the OS attempt...


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Circus Wall : Cloudwalker (5.10a)
By: Boissal When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Pitch 1 is a full 60m rope, 210' or so. I'd have been really bummed with only medium to large gear on this pitch. Small nut/cam placements abound and a full set to a BD #5 wouldn't go unused. The climbing is easy but the hollow nature of the rock and spaced out gear keeps you on your toes. I wouldn't recommend this one to a budding 5.8 leader.
We linked P2 and P3 with a bit of simul climbing on a 60m. A 70m would probably work without the 2nd leaving the anchor. Bring tons of draws and run... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Aftershock Wall : Legends Never Die (5.11+)
By: Boissal When: 4 days ago

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Comments: What a spectacular line! It's sustained and well bolted with varied climbing and awesome exposure. If the trad pitch and walk-off on Aftershock scares you this is a great alternative.

Pitch 1 is way hard (11+/d seems accurate) with some of the slickest feet I've ever had to smear on. The sequence is fairly obvious but very technical with lots of balancy moves and weird body tension. The pump eventually builds up from the lack of feet and pitching of the last mantle is a real possibility. The "... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall
By: Boissal When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: One suggestion would be to keep quiet about the new bolts. Superfluous hardware has a habit of vanishing from these easily protectable lines...
I don't think "clipped" means what you think it means.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : The Rumba (5.10b)
By: Boissal When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: SPAM! Advertising your guidebooks on a free beta website without mentioning your vested interests? Nice one...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Heaven's Gate (5.10a/b PG13)
By: Boissal When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: SPAM! After leaving Rakkup stickers on all the cars at the Gate you're coming HERE to promote YOUR e-guidebook? How about disclosing your financial interests in this, along with a disclaimer about the profound bias in your opinion...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : The Hook (5.8 R)
By: Boissal When: May 5, 2015

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Comments: The bolt is technically not part of the route which gives you an even better reason not to clip it and be as badass as Beckey/Kor...


Location: ID : City of Rocks : White Wall : Renegade (5.11a)
By: Boissal When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: Traversing the hollow undercling from the right adds some excitement to the start. The moves popping out of this hold are great!


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