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Location: WY : Guernsey State Park
By: Dennis Horning When: 1 day ago

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Comments: There is BLM land just east and south of the north park exit off WY 317. No BLM maintained road exists for getting to this adjacent land but there is an ad hoc 2-track that ends after 200 feet at a make-shift campsite/firepit in the trees and shrubs. The pathway seems smooth enough for a Prius but there is not a lot turning around room.

Worried about clearance? Park your car [Low Belly] adjacent to the road and walk the 200 feet? There are other potential camping sites in this zo... more >>


Location: WY : Cloud Peak Wilderness Area : Little Horn : Big Horn Feat (5.10c)
By: Dennis Horning When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: The sections of "description", "protection" & "location" are not displaying for this route.

The climb is more typically a hand crack on the NNW side of the spire.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Green River Area : Squaretop Mountain
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Taken from above: ...Joe Kelsey's book Climbing & Hiking in the Wind River Mountains for more details.

More details?? Getting him to publish such worthwhile stuff would be like talking to a wall.

That book is a perfunctory list of routes.


Location: CO : Grand County / Fraser Valle... : Willow Creek Pass Fins -- 9...
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Ryan,

I have added data for 2 routes. Help yourself to the Working Traverse route to get above the good potential lines of the east face. The traverse is a little sketchy in that there are many big loose/sitting boulders on the ridge top and good pro is not obvious or easy. I think we took the hangers from the start of the working Traverse, but the bolts [w/nut?] are still on the fins north end. You say "not visible", that is likely as we used dark colored welded cold shuts for this kind of ... more >>


Location: WY : Devils Gate : Handcart Misery (5.11d)
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: This route is Zach's finest achievement in sport route development. Forget all his aretes and do this as a must to take off your tic list.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Deep Lake Area : Haystack Mountain : Lowe-Spark (5.13 A0)
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 1, 2014

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Comments: The route still needs a proper FFA

And this discription lacks the right rating?

How about 5.13, A0 to be consistent with the rest of the tale?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Superpin : Pete Cleveland Route (5.11 X)
By: Dennis Horning When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: Jeremy Schaar,

also you state the climb length as 130 ft. Absurd, the Cleveland route lies on the SE face and is perhaps the shortest way to the summit. I'd say from there, 45 feet of climbing with no protection in sight.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Superpin : Pete Cleveland Route (5.11 X)
By: Dennis Horning When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: You did not do the Cleveland route, for it lies entirely to the left of the Barber Route. You stated you clipped the Barber bolt.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Superpin : Barber Route (5.10 X)
By: Dennis Horning When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: From that discussion on Supertopo that Rich Goldstone refers to, “ I think I understand where Dingus is coming from but I'm not going to present his side of the case here” I will present my case not for the sake of another bolt on this pin but in hopes that most climbers understand that my case is built using Henry Barber’s own logic and beliefs about an areas’ sovereignty.

Now Henry was the man to preach about the greatness of Dresden climbing and its rules. He thought it would be great if... more >>


Location: WY : Guernsey State Park : Photo
By: Dennis Horning When: Nov 21, 2013

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Comments: These GSP yurts rent for $50/day. You bring the fire wood. Probably will sleep at least 4 comfortably, with the 2 large bunk beds.


Location: WY : 4 Stories Snowy Range Sport... : The Blue Marble Wall : Zach's 13 (5.12a)
By: Dennis Horning When: Aug 27, 2013

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Comments: Steve Babits on sighted this route and felt down rating it to 12a was reasonable.. About a month ago Mike Fredrichts did a redpoint and called it 11c.


Location: WY : 4 Stories Snowy Range Sport...
By: Dennis Horning When: Jul 12, 2013

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Comments: Buckie06,

Please find under story 3 some more info about the climbs on the 3 wall. The first 5 climbs are next to each and it is easy to see their features.


Location: WY : Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit...
By: Dennis Horning When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Text taken from a post on super topo "Your Top 5 Sport Climbing Areas and Why", posted by Mike McNeil .



Topic Author's Reply - Jun 11, 2013 - 08:35pm PT


Yellow Stone Kelly
Credit: mike m



Credit: mike m

Oh yeah. Reese Mt. in the Laramie Range probably has the best sport climbing I have done. Tons of routes and lots of holds on Granite. Can't believe I forgot that one.


Location: WY : 4 Stories Snowy Range Sport...
By: Dennis Horning When: May 16, 2013

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Comments: R Connors,

so far no guidebook. As of last summer the Blue Marble Wall gained 6 new routes. L to R. I do not know the names of any but ratings are as follows: 10b Woody Barmore, 12b S. Babits , 12c Griffin, 12c Griffin, 10b Barmore, & a 5.3 Nolan Babits. These routes are dispersed along the eastern half of the 1st Story.

Also Story 3 has 6 new routes. L to R with ratings: 10c Mc Gee, 11a Mc Gee, 11b/c Mc Gee, 11c/d Mc Gee, 11a/b Mc Gee, 11c/d Archer.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Upper Blair : Upper Blair Boulder Problem... : Behind Blue Eyes (5.11b)
By: Dennis Horning When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: GPS for Behind Blue Eyes reading taken just north of top of climb:

13 T 0468083

UTM 4560223

Elevation 8297

0.23 mile at 174 Degrees (southward) from about 60ft east of Specter Man where a 7 ft boulder is on east-west fence line.


Location: WY : Guernsey State Park : Area 5: Red and White Grot... : The Red Clove Wall : Shelf Life (5.12a)
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: It is "X" rated because if you steal it you could loose you life!


Location: WY : Guernsey State Park : Area 5: Red and White Grot... : The Red Clove Wall : Photo
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 9, 2013

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Comments: the name of this wall was changed from The Red Chattsey Wall to the Red Clove Wall so ignore the picture label./


Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 29, 2012

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Comments: chris Kalous,

thanks for the thoughtful & humorous post, especially the dropped S on Indians Creek.

Perhaps I am 51-49 on what to do with this post but I do like to put up good and reasonable refutations to those that challenge and yet I do write with a tone.

Deleting this post is not just simply the flick of the "delete area" tab. MP will not allow any deletion after anyone else has put up a post to it of any sort. But perhaps this removal could be done through the Utah MP administration.
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Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 28, 2012

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Comments: BJ Sbarra,

where's the money?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 28, 2012

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Comments: JayJ,

welcome to the 3 ring circus. Keep those posts coming I like 3rd party views on this Tea House chat room.

I recently made this post on ST but it is applicable here too:


For some, ST is an all day tea house in which each little voice can speak any insanity it wishes and thus satisfy that vocie's urge to be heard without much condemnation. And they can move on to another room in the tea house quite easily for other topics and other listeners.

Well, I can put up with most ST and Mp user... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 28, 2012

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Comments: Nelson,

thanks for the inclusion of your history as to how our aspirations unfolded in this canyon of desertion. Evidence of past climbs here and there but never anyone else on the walls was the status quo.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 26, 2012

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Comments: Charles,

i have never met Perin. he seems rather terse. We have no conspiracy agreement.

Again, Mystery of Desert's post was disgusting. However feel free to write as you please for I see he is back.

A consideration for your time invested, I am the editor of this[hart Draw] site and unless from powers out of my control i will choose if it gets deleted.

I suspect Perin had a similar interpretation to Mystery's words as I did, but why bother justification with rephrasing the sickening det... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 26, 2012

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Comments: Meeting the Redds

Zach and I were driving out of Hart Draw to meet Sander Pounder. She did not want to drive the 4WD section alone. Arriving at our pre arranged spot on the Hart Draw 2-track was a Dodge Power Wagon hooked to a big horse trailer, 2 dogs, 3 saddled horses outside grazing, one man and two women. They exuded a very suspicious look at us as our nearness to them minimized with our passing. So we continued to the other side of the ditch by using an easy all ready establishe... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 25, 2012

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Comments: Charles Vernon,

Again, the adminsistrators words, Drive-by anonymous cowards have no place in this conversation.

I take it drive-by means someone who has just open an account to shoot off their mouth anonymously.

The particular picture that Mystery of Desert created(deleted yesterday) with his wording was an allusion to the (his envisioned) similarity of raping a woman as to how he felt about what we were doing to him by posting this climbing area.

I do agree with Perin Blanchard t... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Harts Draw : North Wall Little Italy Can... : Jesus Christ Superstar (5.11b)
By: Dennis Horning When: Feb 25, 2012

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Comments: We found some knot-jammed webbing with a back-off biner attached just below the the crux section of this line. The crack above this pinched out region had not been cleaned of debris and there were no anchors at the next few obvious stopping points for rapping. As P Gallagher has suggested, to use words from the horses mouth, we have [ “Re-1st Ascended”] this line and more. We climbed through the pinched region and established a belay station leaving fixed rap anchors. Should this back-... more >>


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