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Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Carol's Crack (5.11a)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: We tried to give that shaky block a shove with no luck. It is somewhat jammed in with vegetation.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : M Buttress (5.7+) : Photo
By: Brian B Ballard When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: That dihedral is even better than it looks!!


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : Southwest Face Midsummer's ... (5.7)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: Great route up top. We stayed a bit right at start to get out hearts pumping with a triple lieback straight up on pitch one before trending left. We tried the corner left of the last pitch described here, with no avail. Does anyone know if it tops out nicely?
We agreed with described pitch ratings.


Location: MT : The Heap : Dike's Edge (5.6)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Aug 30, 2011

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Comments: 70m barely reaches, fun for grade


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Lone Peak Cirque : Question Mark Wall : Out of the Question (5.10b)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Aug 19, 2011

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Comments: The bolt on the last pitch sits in the middle of and protects the line of patina that goes straight through the roof above the question mark.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock -West : Coyote Corner (5.8)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jul 11, 2011

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Comments: Seems like there is some confusion between this route and No Satisfaction. I have added that route to help alleviate further confusion.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades & Wen... : Icicle Creek : Careno Crag : Pumpline (5.11a)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 27, 2011

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Comments: Two shiny bolts have beena ADDED.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Building Blocks : Buiding Blocks - West : Lego (5.10a PG13)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 23, 2011

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Comments: Upper section is really classic. A couple of link cams removed any runout worries.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - East : Lost Pioneers (5.10a PG13)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 23, 2011

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Comments: Great Route. We hiked to the No Cash Refunds Anchor and rapped from there..


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Willard : Southwest Ridge (5.7)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: Great beauty route, only roped one pitch, climbed side by side and testing rocks seemed safest for us. The route is missing a pair of underwear, could someone please replace it?

Approach from the top was nicer especially if you like scree.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Middle Fork : The Matrix : Right Hand Rosie (5.10b/c)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: Fine route, could do, did do it without the glued holds.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Mount Moran : CMC Route (5.5)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: This is a great climb. For a little more sustained climbing try the arete variation heading up just past the unesolds needle and then up a steep dihedral to finish. Made this work in 2 long simulclimb pitches and the dihedral at the end was beautiful with monster steep 4" ledges.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Millstone : Millstone Slab (5.4 R)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jul 30, 2010

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Comments: Not nearly as featureless as stated here. Pro is rare and often sketchy. I recommend free solo on this one. The game trails into broads fork go through beautiful open forest.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Animal Cracker Rock : Animal Cracker (5.10a)
By: Brian B Ballard When: May 16, 2010

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Comments: Wonderful route. I liked walking a 4.5 up the OW and then a .75 before cramming around.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Wolfs Head : East Ridge (5.6) : Photo
By: Brian B Ballard When: Apr 27, 2010

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Comments: Ah yes this is where humans can be useful.... as passive protection...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : Waterfall Dome : For Whom the Bells Toll (5.7)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Oct 18, 2009

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Comments: Nice route. Felt Easier than grade on most pitches. Hike was more strenuous, heck self checkout at Albertsons was more strenuous..


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Sail : Wilson-Love (5.8)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Oct 16, 2009

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Comments: I founds spots for a 0 and 00 ultralight Tcu on the start, sewed the rest up with small stoppers for sure. I recommend Tape.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Sail : Bong Bong Firecracker (5.7)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Oct 16, 2009

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Comments: For some of us big guys that tunnel aught to be avoided for some face moves..


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Wolfs Head : East Ridge (5.6) : Photo
By: Brian B Ballard When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: We climbed the dihedrals at the right of the photo. We started in the Left one and finished in the right after a slung chockstone. It was dirty and felt like 5.6-5.7 and by dirty I mean I've walked on less grass mowing my lawn.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Weller Slab : Two Ears (5.7)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jul 10, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, it supposedly goes up an unnamed 5.8. Ski Pole 5.7 goes somewhere up the left of there on the face.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Mount Olympus : The West Slabs : The West Slabs (5.5)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 24, 2009

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Comments: Free Solo'd this as a second climb of this wonderful rock. At the last belay ledge you can traverse L for an exciting and harder finish on a slightly dirty variety of slabs, dihedrals or aretes.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Penitentiary Wall : Deception (5.9 X)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: East slab start 5.5-5.6 and then a wonderful layback arete sequence with thin feet starts hard with an optional break a few moves up. Very Fun! Felt easier than leading rehabilitation.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Penitentiary Wall : Rehabilitation (5.7)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 14, 2009

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Comments: Agree with above, a few to many slings up top I think, some could be cut off to clean things up.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Epic Wall (5.5)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 13, 2009

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Comments: Fun Route, top pitch is quite nice if you stay out on the arete.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : JHCOB Wall : Second East Face (5.7)
By: Brian B Ballard When: Jun 13, 2009

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Comments: Great Great Route! First and Second Pitches are just wonderful ( Like low angle Goodros) and can be linked up with a long slings to reduce rope drag (keep it outta the crack).
There are slings to rap at top and second belay station. Top ones Seem sketchy. On a 60m rap from the second belay and then you can scramble climbers left and up just a bit. Enjoy, I sure did!


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