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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Heart Rock Area : Changing the Stripes Buttre... : Changing the Stripes (5.5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: 3 days ago

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Comments: THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT TRAILS THAT LEAD UP TO THE BASE OF THE CLIMB.
Take the trail marked by a cairn a little downhill of the campsite. This trail is fairly steep. Even though it seems like you head in the wrong direction for a little while, stay on the trail! Stay to the right of the big boulders and you'll be ok. It was our first time going up to CTS, and we were able to follow the trail without a problem(other than being exhausted!)

When you are done with the route, take the OTHER TRAIL th... more >>


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Left Fork : The Pipeline : Sliding Down A Million Year... (5.12b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: 3 days ago

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Comments: BURLY crux moves below the 3rd bolt on this monster! Juggy middle section leads up to a pumpy run for the chains. Very fun!!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Stratagem : Black Gate (V2)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: Going straight up the overhanging prow is a killer line!
Blocky quartzite holds and a fun slap around to a sloper.

Probably goes at v4/5 I think


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Brighton's Frighton Wall
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: does anyone have info on the bouldering up at Brighton?


Location: WY : Casper Mountain : Skunk Hollow : Sensory Deprivation : Head Games : Human Sacrifice (V3 PG13)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: holy crap, someone climbed these recently? nice!


Location: WY : Casper Mountain
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: Justin, check out the climbing gym if you haven't already, it's on Beverly st.
Mountain Sports is another great place for beta on climbing.
I'll be back in Casper this weekend if you want to do some climbing.

There's some sandstone bouldering by the lake that I was going to try and checkout... the more the merrier!


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : The Death Scream Area (aka ... : Black Face (V3-)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: this must be the most vague description of a boulder on this website.
thanks for putting some time into it buddy!

I'm going to take a stab at guessing which boulder this is, and say that it's the short 7ft face that's right behind Electric Fence/Shindig.

It is truly a poor line, fitting of its poor description here on MP


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : The Death Scream Area (aka ... : Shindig (V7)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: I don't know if lowball boulders mean they're "old school"...
Electric Fence is more like the Shindig Variation, which climbs the center of the boulder, avoiding the slopers on the left arete


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : The Death Scream Area (aka ... : Proppa Dyno (V5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: This is an awesome looking problem, though it seems really dependent on height.
All the holds are good, moves between them are BIG


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Oil Pump Area : Spruce (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jun 7, 2014

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Comments: The IC guidebook lists Spruce as a harder line to the left of the one described here. This one is supposedly Pine, v4.

Either way, the line is fun and very athletic, I could not do the 3rd move static and had to do a little throw to the next hold.

Topping out above the bulge was intimidating, but easily executed


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Raiden Area : Raiden (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: Christian,
You are correct that it has been considered v8, but I think it's the other way around- a hold broke AND THEN it became v6.
It does seem to require good beta, so that also might be where the grade might come from...

Either way it's a great route, certainly a must-do for the grade if you're in Left Fork


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Limbo and Tsunami : I'd Rather Be Climbing Her (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 25, 2014

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Comments: first move seems super reachy if you're a little shorter, doesn't help that the feet are all polished now.

Fun to work on though


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Low Standard Cave : Sodomizing Satan (5.11c/d)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: This actually shares the same start as Gutter Dyke, but instead of going left along the flake, head straight up to find out why this route is rated 11d


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Low Standard Cave : Have a V8 (5.13b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: I hung some draws on here on 5/22, but got rained out and had to bail.

I'll be coming back around the 29th to retrieve them.
Feel free to use!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Low Standard Cave : Nipple Stud (5.11b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: short and pretty sweet. seems a little reachy for the shorter folk.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Low Standard Cave : Gutter Dyke (5.11a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: First pitch is a great warm up. Great stances for clipping and fun movement between good holds.
Wish the same quality was there for the following pitches.
Regardless, first pitch is a must do


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Low Standard Cave
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: I hung some draws up on Have a V8. Got rained out today and had to leave them there.
Feel free to use them, I'll be back to take them down next week


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Left Fork : The Pipeline : Poop Chute (5.10d)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 17, 2014

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Comments: agreed with jeff.
as a shorty(5'7) I had to use the small pockets left of the bolts and slowly reach up to the sidepull (just a single v3ish move)

Fun route otherwise. Seems to continuously get harder as you go up, until you reach the handle bar hold


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Left Fork : The Pipeline : Honey Bucket (5.12a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 17, 2014

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Comments: climbing only starts at the second bolt, and only lasts about 15ft through a steep bulge.
Felt much more like a v3 boulder problem with some clipping


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Schoolroom Area : Hot 4 Teacher (5.8)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: once you're in the scoop above the 3rd bolt, stay just left of the following bolts for the funnest line to the top.


Location: GA : Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders : Grape Ape (V4 PG13)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: words can't even describe how cool this problem is
(or where it's even located)


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Schoolroom Area : Big Kahuna (5.10b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: 2.6 star average?
crazy talk. This is a really great route to get warmed up on.
Easy climbing down low, with just slightly harder climbing up top.


Location: WY : Fremont Canyon : Pathfinder Marina : hand crack (V-easy PG13) : Photo
By: Emerson Takahashi When: May 7, 2014

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Comments: This one is easy to spot right off the road. It's about 100 ft up the hill as you're driving towards the marina. If you keep your eyes out, you'll see it for sure!


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Raiden Area : Raiden (V6) : Photo
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Apr 4, 2014

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Comments: for the record, someone left those nasty tick marks there before me.
got them brushed off though :)


Location: UT : Ibex
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Mar 15, 2014

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Comments: If the only good boulders you're finding are v7 or harder, you're doing it wrong.

Definitely tons of quality problems from v0-5
The Cow Boulder as well as Captain Choss offer good easy climbs, driving out to Warm Point or Candyland also brings you to really great easy problems.


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