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Areas = 15
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All 690 | Routes 31 | Areas 11 | Photos 1 | Page Improvments | Comments 17 | Posts 8 | Stars 443 | Ratings 179

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Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Decadent Wall : Life Without Sex (5.11a)
By: Jesse James When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: Definitely some confusion in the guidebook. The route description for Sex, drugs, and Rock & Roll sounds much more suitable: "Bolts. Finishes up steep patina face."

The book says that these two bolted lines are located between the 5.8 on the left, and the 10c on the right, but I could only spot one line of bolts. I assumed that this route was "Sex, drugs, and rock & roll", and that "life without sex" was a mistake in the guidebook.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Middle Fork : Grease & Grime Wall : Grease & Grime (5.10b)
By: Jesse James When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Definitely choss. The endorsement in the guidebook "possibly one of the best 10b's anywhere" is laughable.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : The Minimum Crag : Minimum Effort (5.10d)
By: Jesse James When: Aug 4, 2013

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Comments: Definitely one of the chossier routes I've been on.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Box Canyon : EFS Wall : Brown Hole (5.12b)
By: Jesse James When: Jun 23, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure if I was off route or not, but a few of the better rests and some of the climbing seemed to be a bit right of the bolt line.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Early Bird Crag
By: Jesse James When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: Lured by the copious amount of stars in the new guidebook, we were un-impressed with the crag overall. Lots of loose stuff, so belayers should definitely wear a helmet. This is probably not the best place for beginners fresh out of the gym, despite the many easier climbs here.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Lost Arrow Spire : Ischemic Pain / Body Buster (5.12a PG13)
By: Jesse James When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: I ended up going straight up and slightly right from the fourth bolt. I skipped the bolt to the left that was almost at the exact same height, but I'm not sure if this was off route or not. Going to the left of the two bolts would have made a slightly more direct line. Above that bolt, you'll definitely want a piece or two, its a long way between bolts, although not terribly hard. The final moves to the lip were a lot harder than expected.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : The Doghouse : Meaty Bone (5.12b)
By: Jesse James When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: Not sure if I was off-route or not, but I ended up slightly left after the last bolt. Just couldn't find any real holds staying directly on the bolt line...


Location: UT : Echo Canyon : The Dry Wall : Photo
By: Jesse James When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: There is a 13b between A and C on the topo. Finishes on B.

I believe it was previously being called "Derailed", but apparently this is actually the "JJ Memorial route".


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Thin Fingers (5.11a)
By: Jesse James When: Oct 24, 2006

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Comments: A cool variation called Big Toes (5.11) traverses right at the upper roof to another thin crack about 10 feet to the right of the regular route. Rejoin thin fingers about 10 feet below the anchor.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Deception Crags & ... : Club Paradiso / The Actual ... : Giant (5.11c/d)
By: Jesse James When: Oct 24, 2006

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Comments: You can continue past the first anchor to a second anchor about 20 feet higher. This is called Mr. Big (5.12-).


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Godzilla (5.9)
By: Jesse James When: Apr 15, 2006

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Comments: A really fun variation called "Bambi" steps left via a long reach and a mantle about 15 feet before the regular leftward traverse. This probably makes it 5.10-, and is a more direct line. Even better than the original godzilla, which is already ultra classic.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Midnight Rock : Easter Overhang (5.10c PG13)
By: Jesse James When: Apr 13, 2006

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Comments: Don't be scared off by the offwidth description in the Climbing washington book. There are actually a few holds that make it quite a bit easier than it looks. If I remember correctly, there is a good looking pin at the bulge.


Location: OR : Smith Rock : Aggro Gully : Toxic (5.11b)
By: Jesse James When: Mar 24, 2006

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Comments: Fun crux, but way too short to be considered classic in my opinion.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Libra Crack (5.10-)
By: Jesse James When: Mar 21, 2006

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Comments: If you have big hands, getting established in the tight hands section will probably seem hard, luckily it widens up quickly.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall
By: Jesse James When: Mar 17, 2006

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Comments: I think this crag is called World Wall 1.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : GM Route (5.9)
By: Jesse James When: Mar 13, 2006

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Comments: There is a great varition from the top of the 5.10b pitch on heart of the country that continues for about 40 more feet. The Cramer guide calls it 11a, but its not any harder than 5.10 with great gear.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Sagittarius (5.10a/b)
By: Jesse James When: Mar 13, 2006

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Comments: The full first pitch (5.11b) is one of the best on the lower wall. This pitch has everything you could ever want on a climb. It's the only climb I have ever enjoyed that I place a #3, #3.5, #4, and a #4.5 camalot on.