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Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: As of June 2014, the normal crossing had washed out. A hand line was in place a few minutes upstream. See "area" photos for more detail. As of mid-June 2015, the log bridge was in place across the creek and the approach was nearly snow-free.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch
By: Gary Owen When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: As of mid-June 2015, EP is clean and clear. A solid log bridge is in place across the creek and the approach is nearly snow free. There were still some snow patches on the backside, making for a longer traverse to get to the gully.


Location: TN : Foster Falls
By: Gary Owen When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Warning! The beefy anchors above the first pitch of Story of My Life in Jimmywood were missing as of 9/8/12.


Location: TN : Foster Falls : Jimmywood : Wet Willie (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: Aug 19, 2012

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Comments: Recently bolted to the cliff top. Still a bit dirty but fun nonetheless. 13 bolts total?


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Sanscrit (5.8)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 2, 2012

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Comments: IMO, extremely disappointing. Jamming the bottom is awkward and tough. The roof is fun. The top is dirty. As for the "Great for the aspiring leader" comment in the DCA, I'd direct aspiring leaders to Prereq or Passages and even some 9s before Sanscrit. I won't repeat.

[Edit:] I did repeat this recently, and was pleasantly surprised. While still not as high quality as the other classic corners (and with its awkwardness and trickiness), it does have some pretty cool moves and variety. Not a good ... more >>


Location: TN : Obed & Clear Creek : South Clear Creek : Image Wall : Shadowhawk (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: Harsh...I enjoyed it and didn't have any issues with bolting or drag.


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