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Location: WY : Jackson Hole : Rock Springs Buttress : Do It For Doug (5.10)
By: Daniel Nelson When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Great route. Fantastic exposure, movement, rock quality. Definitely think at least 10c for the upper pitches; holds/sequence not obvious and very sustained. I wouldn't send anyone less than a comfortable 5.11 leader up this for their first go at it.

Rapping to the anchors above the first pitch is sketchy as mentioned. Required a swing and clipping a draw through a bolt to pull on to finally get me over to the anchor. A block or prussik of some kind is recommended.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Central (Blooming Rose, Cla... : Winchester Pump (5.11b)
By: Daniel Nelson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Insanely fun. positive crimpy/slabby easy, but fun start to overhung pump jugs. Crux midway up upper face with small pocket and thin feet. Excellent steep, juggy finish. A must do at the grade. Hit up Red Rider just to the right for one of the best 5.10- at the iris.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : OK Corral : Right Side : Dirty Sally (5.10b)
By: Daniel Nelson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Wanders in and out of seam to face. Fun climb. Found it clean. Well bolted, good pockets.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : Zorro Area : Huggys Pull-up (5.8)
By: Daniel Nelson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: FYI saw someone kick off a giant plate of limestone while climbing this route. Beware.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : Zorro Area : Cirque du Sauve (5.10b)
By: Daniel Nelson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Underrated. A fantastic warm-up for Gaucho/Zorro. Fun, varied climbing throughout. Stemming -> Pockets -> layback crack. Seemed clean.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : Zorro Area : Zorro (5.11d)
By: Daniel Nelson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: My first 11d lead. Reachy/techy start then steep but surprisingly big holds through middle section to tricky finger crack finish above upper bulge. Agree that no one move seems 11+, but quite sustained 10+/11-. A must do.


Location: WY : Jackson Hole : Rodeo Wall : Redman (5.11a)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: easy slabby start to one very tricky crux move at overhang with somewhat hidden, essential side pull. Upper section spaced bolts, but easier climbing on patinas to anchors.


Location: WY : Jackson Hole : Rodeo Wall : Alive in Wyoming (5.10a/b)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Fun Roof move to start then eases. Fun climbing. 10a maybe, definitely not 10b.


Location: WY : Jackson Hole : Rodeo Wall : Betty Tendon Blaster (5.9)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: slabby/polished start to fun roof and perfect patinas. Great warm up.


Location: WY : Jackson Hole : Rodeo Wall : I Against I (5.10a)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: My favorite route on the wall. Two cruiser roofs with excellent patinas that thin out to a crux 2/3 up. A must do at Rodeo Wall.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bumblie Rock : Bumblie Takes a Tumblie (5.11a)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic route; one of my top 3 favs at the city. Starts easy to two cruxy sections the top being a very committing move.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : City Girls (5.10d)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Top section was stellar. Bottom very awkward along seam and getting to second bolt.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : The Nematode : Bovine Guidance (5.11b)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Felt very sustained/hard for the grade. Just about every move felt 5.11. 3 widely spaced bolts in true city of rocks fashion. Hardest 11b I've experienced.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Transformer Corridor : Short Circuit (5.10a)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: This climb is super fun; novelty start is awesome then incredible huge juggy patinas to a tricky right-traverse finish above your last piece. One of my top 3 favs at the City.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 28, 2014

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Comments: Got this one in end of April mostly because it was on a friends bucket list. The climbing was spectacular on EVERY pitch.

That said, you need to be willing to suffer through 9 hanging belays and 9 subsequent rappels from hanging stations expecting to have 2-3 people at each station due to always having multiple groups on route. Your rope WILL get stuck on the way down. Also, dress warm even in the spring/summer as you're in the shade/wind almost the whole route. Was fun, but painful due to the... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Slave to the Grind (5.11c)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Tricky Crux down low leads to a pump fest. Definitely well described as a harder, more legit 5.11 version of Glitter Gulch and almost equally as fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Glitter Gulch (5.11b)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Probably soft for grade, which is probably why it's my first 5.11 onsight. Regardless, sustained, pumpy jugs top to bottom make for my favorite sport route at Red Rock. Get this one and its neighbors. All stellar. The climbs on this wall are underrated IMO.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Black Corridor : Fools Gold (5.10b)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic route. Ideal warm up. Felt it was well bolted. A reachy crux down low leads to easy, incredibly fun climbing through Huecos. Soft for grade.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Black Corridor : Psychobilly (5.11-)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Very crimpy/smeary crux - unsure if something has broken off or maybe my sequencing was poor, but crux felt really hard compared to other 11a in the area. Climbing before and after was fun/easy.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Black Corridor : Rebel Without a Pause (5.11a)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic route; more of a short, pumpy, super fun boulder problem. Be careful not to Zclip the crux as the bolts are so close together (whoops). FYI Bolts were somewhat loose (spun a bit) as of 4/27/14 as are many in the area.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Black Corridor : Burros Don't Gamble (5.10c)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Great route. Layback/undercling crux looks more intimidating than it is. Fun, easier climbing above.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : The Wilds : Sandman (5.10b/c)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Great variety of climbing - tricky layback flake down low to pockets on upper section. Cruxy move up top felt hard for grade, but may have missed an easier sequence. Climbed it early season as flake seems to house a wasp nest later in the summer/fall.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Squaretop boulder : South Side : Isolate and Dominate (5.10b/c)
By: Daniel Nelson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Fun Route. Sharp rock at the bottom, great movement through last two bolts. Felt pumpy for 5.10c, IMO probably at least one 11a move through the upper section.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : The Citadel : Biltong Rides Tornado (5.10c)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: Great route - fantastic moves with quality holds. one of my favorite routes in sinks.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Hardware Wall : No Left Ear (5.10d)
By: Daniel Nelson When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: Fantastic route. Steep with big, quality holds. Fun roof section. One of my favorites at sinks that I don't think gets much traffic. Felt 10c.


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