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Areas = 15
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Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Shark's Fin Rock : Winking Gargoyle (5.12)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Aug 25, 2014

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Comments: This is good but not amazing. No way is it 5.12. The traverse takes small finger size piece. The patina is less than solid, had a sizable piece break off.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Southwest : Redtail (5.11a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Aug 25, 2014

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Comments: 80m rope once again proves to be the ticket at the city. 42 meter pitch, down easily with rope stretch.


Location: MT : Paradise Valley : Cowen Cirque : Montana Centennial Route (5.11a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: In 2011, Kyle Christenson and myself were able to complete a full traverse of ever summit. We started out by climbing the Centennial route, bivyed on the summit and traverse the rest of the, I believe 7, summits finishing on Mt Cowen main summit. Wondering if anyone else has attempted or completed this. it was a lot of fun and added a lot of climbing and traversing to the whole experience.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Buzzard Perch : Ghetto Blaster AKA Straight... (5.12+ R)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: bheller, the direct start is actually quite good full of very interesting, technical climbing. The tree you said you slung is where we were able to find our first pro. I was able to place two master cams (1) straight down into that crack that the tree was growing out of. after that you will need to make the most insecure moves to reach a shallow pod you can get another master (0) and then a thin .5 C4. these were ok, not the most inspiring. blowing it before getting those cams in would land... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Buzzard Perch : Ghetto Blaster AKA Straight... (5.12+ R) : Photo
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Oct 8, 2013

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Comments: you can see the crack above that was the original start. the direct line goes up past the tree and into Ghetto Blaster.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Shark's Fin Rock : Chumming (5.13a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Oct 8, 2013

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Comments: Be sure to bring your extra skin. The crux is very thin and will destroy all the skin you have.
While it may be short this thing packs a ton of amazing climbing in it from the start to the chains. A must do for the grade


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Buzzard Perch : Fat Lip (5.12a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 17, 2013

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Comments: The First Ascent was done by Dave Bingham and Tedd Thompson


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Buzzard Perch : Ghetto Blaster AKA Straight... (5.12+ R)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 17, 2013

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Comments: After talking to Stan Caldwell I was able to get the real history of this route and the first ascent. Stan and Dan came in from the right via a slanting crack that deposits you on a good stance below the only bolt currently on the route. This bolt was originally a 1/4inch button head. This was replace some years ago by Brad Shilling. The direct start has been climbed clean on TR but not lead as of yet. It contains more .12 climbing but the rest above allows you to get it all back before sta... more >>


Location: ID : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Martini Sector : Algorithm (5.14d) : Photo
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Curious as to where you obtained my image?


Location: ID : The Fins : The Head Wall : Unknown (5.11d)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: could be that it was my warm up but this felt every bit as hard as the other .12a's on this and discovery. fun but not the best


Location: ID : The Fins : The Head Wall : White Rhino (5.12a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: DONT NOT CLIMB THIS ROUTE WITHOUT WASP SPRAY OR AN EPI PEN!! THERE IS A LARGE WASP NEST IN A POCKET 25-30 FT UP (MARKED WITH Xs ON TOP AND BOTTOM). THIS WAS WITNESSED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 2013


Location: ID : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Martini Sector : Dinner Roll (5.12c)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: For anyone concerned about the new extension/climbing to the new anchors, it is now cleaned, chalked and ready to go. it adds no difficulty to the original rating.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Undertow (5.10a A4- R)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: The aid rating would remain the same as it was when it was originally done. The A4 pitch is a RURP pitch through a roof. The free line avoids with section. You could probably aid the free variation at C2 with some .10 to .11- moves.


Location: CO : Golden : Re-bolting Anarchy Wall in ...
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: I just saw this or else I would have been there for sure. I hope everything went good. Thanks for all the work, guys! Can't wait to see the results.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Undertow (5.10a A4- R)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jun 29, 2013

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Comments: Did this route with Lukas Hill yesterday. This route is amazing. Super clean for only having a few ascents. Big thanks to all those involved in the first ascents.

Here is a quick breakdown as Lukas and I saw it:
P1-.10+. This pitch is awesome though slightly confusing to know where to go. Head towards the right most dihedral to the right of the larger corner after the ledges. Go pin followed by awesome finger locks that just get better the higher you go. We belayed a little lower than... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : The Wisdom (5.11d R)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: Linked first pitch of Scary Canary into this route. It was an awesome link and full value fun climbing.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Southwest : Sudden Pleasure (5.11b)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Mar 8, 2013

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Comments: This route is amazing, get on it! makes you think all the way to the top!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Morte (5.9)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Mar 8, 2013

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Comments: Great route. Use some double length runners on the first half, and rope drag should be just fine.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Je T'Aime (5.12b/c R)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Mar 8, 2013

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Comments: This is a perfect example of just how funky and awesome Eldo can be. This route is all over the place and so much fun to climb. There is chalk on it on, and it needs to be done more often. Check it out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : To RP or not to Be (5.12a X)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jan 24, 2013

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Comments: The climbing is amazing. There is plenty of chalk on the holds, and it's all cleaned up for anyone looking to get on this classic route.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas... : Bombs Over Tripoli (5.12a)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: Thank You Brad!! Brad has just gone in and retro fitted this route!! after the third hanger went missing again last week, Brad and another ranger went to replace it. I believe (did not go verify with my own eyes) that they also replaced the anchors and a few other suspect bolts. should be ready to go.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Fence Line : Bella (5.12-)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jun 13, 2012

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Comments: the FA was by Beau Stuart.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : Big Time (5.7)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Feb 9, 2012

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Comments: climbed this route 2/6/12 with my buddy. simu-climbed whole route, used 10 draws. took longer to rappel than to climb! super fun


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Fence Line : Bella (5.12-)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Jan 11, 2012

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Comments: has anyone got the second of this route yet? I was on it today, amazing route that need to see more traffic.


Location: MT : Homestake Pass : Dragon's Back : Tat Tvam Asi (5.12)
By: Ian Cavanaugh When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: Thanks Nick. kyle did kill that shoot. The name come Indian philosophy. it is a term that means "thou are that". it is a pretty interesting concept that i got from a book i was reading at the time of the send.


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