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Location: UT : Triassic : Golden Ladle
By: Emerson Takahashi When: 3 days ago

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Comments: yikes... this area is starting to look trashed.


Location: UT : Triassic : Land of a Thousand Boulders : Shamrock (V3 R)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jan 10, 2015

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Comments: Probably not an R rating... definitely a little spooky at the top, but you're not very likely to hit any of the rocks if you have a spotter


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Far Side
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 23, 2014

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Comments: Yikes guys, sorry I didn't get a copy of the "black bible". Pretty sure it was out of print by the time I got here

Not sure how to change the area though, so I'll let an admin take care of it.

user id- serious about the book being at IME? I have been looking for a decently priced copy for the past 4 years...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Far Side
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 22, 2014

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Comments: I was under the impression the riverside area included boulders like the buzz, alzheimers, and far side.
At least this is what the "Utah Bouldering" guide states.

You can pretty much throw a rock over to the Far Side boulder from Shivers anyways...

Anyways, if you really care that Far Side is considered its own area, you can click on "Improve this page" and your request gets submitted to the admins


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Area 51 : Goatee Traverse (V3-4)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 7, 2014

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Comments: I think a few holds have snapped on this in the past few years.
It probably goes at v4 compared to other v3's in the area(Super Sloper, Scary, Joe Cool), or at least it seems a little more physically demanding.

Still entertaining though. Crux is the middle section


Location: UT : Cedar City : Cedar Canyon : Cedar Slide Bouldering : Flannigan Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 4, 2014

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Comments: What is this, a picture for ants?!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : Windy Canyon Bouldering : The Sting (V4)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Easily one of the best problems of the grade.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : Windy Canyon Bouldering
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: It was our first time into Windy Canyon- we followed tire tracks and ended up missing the first turn onto the dirt road. We saw the trail marker while we were driving up, but we had not quite reached .7mi from the highway, so we decided to keep following the tire tracks and continued up the wash. Bad idea.
The wash gets really shitty to drive on, without many places to turn around.

Also worth mentioning, our Outback made it back to the highway just fine using what is considered the "high clear... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : Windy Canyon Bouldering : Sock Knocker (V3 PG13)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: At first glance, I thought I'd be able to walk left after the mantel to hop off and avoid climbing the entire slab, nope.

Just head straight up the lowish angle slab


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : Windy Canyon Bouldering : Option B (V1)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 29, 2014

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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln : Unknown (5.10a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: Incredible area! The climb was a little hard to find without much information, but is a lot of fun.
Walk along the trail until you see a big cairn marking the fork in the trail. Head down across the wash and onto a trail that leads you around to the front of the wall. When you cross a small field of talus, turn uphill and follow that trail to base of the route. There are three closely bolted routes along the right side of the wall. The right-most climb is another multi-pitch route, totally ind... more >>


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Middle Fork : Armory, The : Slamfire (5.9)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 21, 2014

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Comments: There is a cairn marking the start of a trail that heads straight to the climbing. It is before the fork in the trail the splits to go to the view point.

Climbed this late November and it was perfect, sun from 12 til 4.

Pitch two starts to wander slightly to the left after the 3rd or so bolt and its easy to miss the following bolts as well.

Great route!


Location: UT : Ibex : Bouldering : Warm Point : Left Boulder Cluster (V2-3) : Photo
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 8, 2014

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Comments: a beautiful February day, 60 degrees!


Location: UT : Ibex : Bouldering : Candyland : Hamster (V1)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 8, 2014

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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Fungus (V5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: chill as a cucumber greg!

personally, i find the first reachy move of smiley right easier, just due to the fact that there's a high foot. i, like nat, was totally stretched out once i got on the sidepull on fungus


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Fungus (V5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 1, 2014

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Comments: This is starting to sound like a competition.
Why are we comparing Smiley Right to Fungus? Everyone has different strengths so it shouldn't really matter if you think Smiley Right is easier or harder.

It doesn't matter what you think about the grade, if you think its easier, mark it down. The average so far shows the grade at v5 - the people have spoken, case closed.


Location: UT : Stansbury Mountains : The Valley of Zion : Blob's Your Uncle : Elysian Fields (5.9+)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 1, 2014

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Comments: Take some time to stretch out your legs on your journey home from Wendover!

The Blob crags don't look like much from I-80, but the rock is surprisingly good once its been cleaned!

  • P1 - 5.6+ climbing using drilled in bolts and glued in pitons. Upper 2/3 gets a little run-out if I remember correctly. Using hand/foot jams will ease the difficulty.
  • P2 - I believe this to be the most difficult of the routes. Below the last 2 or 3 bolts, the easiest line goes up and to the right, but don't take th...
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Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Damn Boulders : Nerf Wall : Wax or Wane (V4)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: checked the Nerf Wall out last year and this line looks amazing. stoked to get back there this weekend


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Buoux Boulder : Buoux OW (5.9 V2) : Photo
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 26, 2014

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Comments: Glad someone else gets on this crack! One of the few good splitters in Joe's Valley


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : King Kong : King Kong (5.11a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: P2 felt the most stout to me. Bouldery first few moves lead to more sustained climbing to the next set of anchors.

At the top of P3 you reach a great big ledge, great spot to hangout for a bit.

P4 climbs up the middle of the tower, and the first few bolts are on the lower angled ramp beneath the tower. This final pitch is more or less separated into three sections, with a good rest in between. Crux for me came when you're getting into the final bulge. Mostly just a reach move though. I'd give ... more >>


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Gunshot Area : Gunshot Slab (V3+)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: Yep, rated v3 in the guides but definitely feels harder than that to me- even harder than the arete to the right.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Gunshot Area : Gunshot Arete (V5-)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: Hey Nat,
This would be the right arete on the side that faces the road.
Felt easier than v5 to me, but its all relative.

Personally, it felt easier to me than the problem that goes up the center of the boulder(guides seem to call that one the v3)


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Thessalonian Buttress : The Grecian Highway (5.9)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 11, 2014

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Comments: First two pitches are not dirty anymore. P1 is kind of awkward, especially with the bouldery start, but starts getting good quick.
P3 felt a little hard for 5.9, but certainly a gem and you start right at the crux, then finish up on giant holds.
I should add that we used a 60m rope, and the suggested 12 draws. The last pitch is very well protected though, and has 14 bolts(plus 2 bolt anchor).

Givin it 4 stars for the comfy summit and spectacular view!

Watched the sun set from the summit, lowe... more >>


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Area 51 : Snake Mouth (V3)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 5, 2014

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Comments: Climbing rocks in general is contrived... why climb up either of these routes when the downclimb is the easiest way up? Super Sloper and Snake Mouth are separate routes because climbing is fun, and so is diversity!

I believe Super Sloper and Snake Mouth are two independent lines, and only join up for the last 2-3 moves to top out.
From the starting holds, make a long reach out to the far pocket out right. Use the shallow pockets just above that to work your way up to the giant bucket with your ... more >>


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Area 51 : North Arete (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 4, 2014

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quick iphone edit, sadly the send was not filmed...
bonus footage or some run and jump problems at the picnic area


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