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Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock...
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Mar 25, 2015

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Comments: 497lx6-
I was in the area last year at that time and there were certainly some beautiful days with great climbing weather, but between them was a day or two of HEAVY rain.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : The Death Scream Area (aka ... : Shindig (V7)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Mar 8, 2015

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Comments: Christian you are correct, I was thinking of another problem.

These are all indeed some very fun climbs!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Dizzy Rock
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Mar 8, 2015

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Comments: I'll have to hop on that next time. Appreciate it Matt!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Dizzy Rock : Fish Pin (5.10c)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: Didn't have a chance to climb this after Dizzy Channel due to the time, but we scoped it out during our rappel down.
P3 looks AMAZING!!!! Well protected and SUPER airy. All the holds seem really good!
First two pitches look OK, they're cleaning up well and I imagine with more traffic they'll be looking great!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Dizzy Rock : The Dizzy Channel (5.8) : Photo
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: I second the comment, MUCH easier rappelling down Fish Pin. Note the location of the anchors for the top of P2 though. On your way down, it's tempting to just rap down to the big grassy ledge, but the anchors are ABOVE this, on a smaller ledge


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Dizzy Rock : The Dizzy Channel (5.8)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: Good route, felt pretty clean with just a few loose rocks towards the top. We stacked some branches and rocks at the base of the climb to make the belay a little more comfortable.

I suggest combining the first 2 pitches together. P1 is easy and p2 is 15ft of easier climbing. Deal with the rope drag and keep climbing.
Bring some runners for p3, you belay from across a ledge, so there's a bit of rope drag. Topping out p3 is FUN! Steep bulge, and all the holds are jugs.

Decent: We rapped down f... more >>


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Dizzy Rock
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: Looked like there's a bolted route that follows the thin crack on the rock behind Dizzy Channel. Anyone have info on it? Bolts and chains are painted white, looks pretty stout


Location: UT : Saint George : Moe's Valley : Device Ignitor Boulder : Device Ignitor Right (V3)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: Staying directly under the overhang seems to feel pretty close to v4. I thought going around the arete made it feel more like 3. either way all the lines on the boulder are fun


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Sticky Revelations (5.10a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: Fun place to spend the day.

Good route, found the second pitch to be my favorite. Rock is more varnished and less sandy than on P1, bring 3 or 4 extendable draws to help easy drag towards the top(though I didn't notice much drag anyways)

The last 10a pitch looks fun, don't waste your time on the 5.9 pitch to the right. I felt like every hold was going to break off...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : White Pine Boulders : ... : Large Chinese Boulder
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Feb 3, 2015

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Comments: I think the best problems on this boulder are on the west face, a few more interesting features to climb. Good place to warm up/cool down


Location: UT : Triassic : Golden Ladle
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Jan 26, 2015

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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 up the hill until you see a big cairn marking a fork in the trail. Head left, down across the wash and onto a trail that leads you back 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, totall... 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


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