Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED


Member Since: Jan 1, 2005
Last Visit: Nov 25, 2013
Contact Dave Budge


Point Rank: # 2,105
Total Points: 247
Last Year: 1
Last 30 Days: 0
5 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas are worth 15
Routes are worth 10
Photos are worth 5
Comments are worth 1



Where has Dave Budge been climbing?










Contributions


All (125) | Routes (17) | Areas (1) | Photos (8) | Comments (22) | Posts (32) | Stars (36) | Ratings (9)

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Red Corners : Book of Condolences : Book of Condolences (5.12b)
By: Dave Budge When: Jul 13, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: 1.5 stars? What a snob. Brilliant climbing, as fun as any route in the canyon. And more interesting than any other AF route of it's grade. Bheller would have liked it better if he didn't solo it in flip-flops after three PBRs. I guess it's hard to compare to his desperate granite fandangos. I'm giving it four stars just to right some wrongs.


Location: WY : Fremont Canyon : Wine and Roses : Fiddler on the roof (5.13d)
By: Dave Budge When: Nov 13, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: After seeing Nitro tonight and joking about his former mustache-power, I went looking on Google for the iconic picture of him on FOTR. Can't find it. If anyone has more pics of Nitro on that rig, post 'em up!

P.S. I'm pretty sure it's impossible without a Wyoming mustache, so I'm inclined not to believe Honnold sent it ;).


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Black Magic : Orogeny (5.12a)
By: Dave Budge When: Nov 6, 2011

view comment >>
Comments: FA = Bill Ohran early '90s


Location: Garrett Smith : Ethics : Photo
By: Dave Budge When: Aug 27, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: Nice job Ian, did you send?


Location: Will Butler : ice park mayhem : Photo
By: Dave Budge When: Jun 1, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: Don't do it buddy, the sun will come up tomorrow.


Location: Northern Utah & Idaho : Broad's Fork Today : Photo
By: Dave Budge When: May 29, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: It's called Bonkers, great photo.


Location: Northern Utah & Idaho : Broad's Fork Today : Photo
By: Dave Budge When: May 29, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: Awesome photo of a massive glide cycle.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Main Slab : Crossing Over (5.8)
By: Dave Budge When: Jan 17, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: About half of the bolts have been replaced, with good gear in between. Bring a standard rack.

CAUTION: watch for a loose death block just below the anchors. The anchors themselves are located in a suspect chunk of rock.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Heffalump : Photo
By: Dave Budge When: Jun 19, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Great photo Brian. On a rainy day, such a beautiful sight is ample compensation for missed climbing time.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Duomo Wall : Above the Hearth (5.11 PG13)
By: Dave Budge When: May 17, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Definitely the best route on the Duomo! Above the Hearth links a nice chunk of continuously difficult climbing. It was cool to see Lance get the second ascent, but we realized that 5.10+ may be a bit (unintentionally) sandbagged. Ben was climbing really well last year, making it hard to tell the difference between 5.11+ and 5.10+. A proud send by both Ben and Lance.

A few long slings help minimize drag at the bottom.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Playing Hooky Var. (5.8)
By: Dave Budge When: Sep 17, 2008

view comment >>
Comments: Well, I've been climbing up there since I was a kid and I've never heard of or seen anyone on that route. You must've done some work. In old photos that was quite the jungle line. Great job Shingo. Another nice Schoolroom option.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Great White Icicle Area : The Block Party (5.11-)
By: Dave Budge When: Sep 8, 2008

view comment >>
Comments: Good job fellas. Looks great! Can't wait to try it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Crescent Crack Buttress : No Jive Arete (5.11d)
By: Dave Budge When: Nov 12, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: I'll talk to Kent and take care of it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Super Slab : Heart of Darkness (5.8+ R)
By: Dave Budge When: Oct 2, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: Looks great, is it the FA's intention to leave it with an "X" rating?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Tower Of Babel : Fuego (5.12a)
By: Dave Budge When: Aug 23, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: One of the best bolted routes on granite in the Wasatch.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : The Watchtower : Watchtower Tiers : Steel Reserve (5.11c)
By: Dave Budge When: Aug 21, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: Its a great route, now much cleaner and totally climbable. Too bad someone took the pin out, would've been a nice piece of history. If people aren't going to send something, there's no point in removing a pin, it is our history, it tells a story.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : The Watchtower : Watchtower Tiers : Conflict (5.10c/d)
By: Dave Budge When: Aug 14, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: 5.11a


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coal Pit Buttress : Precious Lost (5.10)
By: Dave Budge When: Aug 10, 2007

view comment >>
Comments: Precious Choss has some good climbing, especially the ever-widening third pitch (it's worth climbing the route just for those handstacks). Kudos to Tyler and Luke. However, I have these words of caution:

1. If a party is aleady on the route, strongly consider going elsewhere, as rockfall is a very real and serious issue.

2. Do NOT linger near the bases of any of the routes on Coalpit Buttress (due to rockfall issues).

3. Be very careful on the route as much of the route is surrounded by are... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Buzzard Perch : Fat Lip (5.12a)
By: Dave Budge When: Oct 18, 2005

view comment >>
Comments: One of the funnest routes in the City. Get ready for that last bouldery move at the finish. Take your time. If you cruise the lower section then you've got the technique to do the top problem without having to pull super hard. You can check out the move and retreat back down to the rest. Awesome.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coffin Buttress : The Viewing (5.10a R)
By: Dave Budge When: Sep 30, 2005

view comment >>
Comments: Four stars. Great route. Direct start is in-your-face tough, probably 5.11ish.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coffin Buttress : The Coffin (5.9)
By: Dave Budge When: Sep 30, 2005

view comment >>
Comments: After reading the comments of "Anonymous Coward" I'm a bit surprised. Years ago I took a 5.13 sport climber up the Coffin and he didn't like it either. He tried to use opposing pressure to force his way through the crux, despite getting solid instruction on jamming. Other than that experience, AC's comments are the only negative words I've heard about the route. The Coffin would be a 3 star route if it was in the crack mecca of Yosemite Valley. Whining about the approach maybe tells the rea... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Glass Ocean and Environs : High Dive (5.9+)
By: Dave Budge When: Sep 30, 2005

view comment >>
Comments: Repeated this the other day. My two cents: not 3 stars, too discontinuous and wandering. Solid 2 stars for BCC. Does the fact that High Dive tops out merit 3 stars when Glass Ocean is a better line but earns only 2?