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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Quarry Wall Complex : ... : Bachelor Party (5.11+)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Feb 3, 2012

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Comments: This is a great route that is on a good chunk of rock. The two pitches offer very different and unique climbing. In hindsight, the 1st pitch belay should have been moved slightly out of the way. Regardless, it is a great route put up with a great friend!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : Slippery When Wet (5.11a)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Jan 29, 2012

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Comments: Great addition to the crag! Fun Moves and good protection. I used a few larger sizes of C3s and a small nut at the crux.


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Chiang Mai : Crazy Horse General Area : Heart Wall
By: Jesse Zacher When: Jan 16, 2012

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Comments: I just got back from Chiang Mai, and before spending a week here was at the Railey and Tonsai Beach. Though Tonsai and other beach crags have the wonderful addition of their location coupled with good climbing, I found that the crowds and over all attitude of climbers there to majorly detract from the climbing. Chiang Mai is the opposite of this. What it lacks in beaches it gains with good people and a fun location. I found the Heart wall to be my favorite and spent two days there doing the majo... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Tiara Rado : Soren Roof (5.11+)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Dec 4, 2011

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Comments: This is a classic! I would say it is in the top 10 for The Monument for sure. I found climbing the corner high and past the ledge you grab to place gear made the move to the bolt less heady. Have a blue Metolius for after the bolt! Worth the short hike over there! After you clip the chains, flick the rope out of the crack.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Interiors Wall Area : Briar's Birth (5.11+)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Dec 4, 2011

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Comments: Any info on the FA party?

Thanks!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : The Unaweeper (5.13c)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: Great rock and amazing sequences that slap you around. The slightly overhanging rock was a great find by the Piz. He knew what it was since the first time he laid eyes on it. Climbing the Pleasure Pillar was the reconnaissance mission.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : The Main Vein (5.11)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Nov 18, 2011

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Comments: This route has tons of good movement over generally good rock. With a few more ascents, the small flakes that are here and there will come off and it will be in great shape!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Da Nada (5.10 C3-)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Nov 15, 2011

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Comments: Thanks for the info. It is always great to hear about the origins of a lot of these unknown routes. Any chance I could get your name to credit you for the FA? Thanks!
-Jesse


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Kissing Couple area : Kissing Couple : Long Dong Wall (aka Bell To... (5.11a)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Oct 25, 2011

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Comments: The climb got a bolt update (thanks to ASCA) and a new summit register as of 10/15/2011. Raps should go: two rope rap to the anchor on the ledge at the top of pitch 3. One rope rap to anchors for pitch two. Two rope rap (or 70m rope) to the ground.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : Rowan's Arete (5.12b/c)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Sep 6, 2011

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Comments: The exposure is wonderful, and the moves are awesome on some good steep rock. Doing the Pleasure Pillar to access the climb is the way to go. Sets you up at the luxury belay ledge.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Riggs' Hill : Riggs' Hill East : Before You Hueco (V4)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Aug 28, 2011

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Comments: Bah that thing is super solid. It is the Junk show around here anyway.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : The Painted Wall : The Dragon (5.9 A4 R)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Jul 20, 2011

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Comments: Hey Jack, As it happens, I am friends with Pike, and I remember him telling me to go get on it and that it was not that bad. I saw a Glimmer in his eye and knew better. I still want it though!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Grand View Spire : Relics (5.10 C2)
By: Jesse Zacher When: May 29, 2011

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Comments: Yes, it is on the caprock. It is still removed a ways from the edge because of the in cut below. They are double ring rap hangers. The 30 meters of old line that was wrapped around the pins and the large block that the pins are in has been removed as well.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Grand View Spire : Relics (5.10 C2)
By: Jesse Zacher When: May 27, 2011

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Comments: The rap station at the top has been updated and replaced. Courtesy of the ASCA. A tip: when you rappel try to pass the knot passed the edge at first chance you can unweighted the rope. Otherwise it can be a brutal pull.

The original summit register is still there, and someone has kindly put a new notepad, pencils, and ziplock bags. Thanks!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Gold Star Canyon : Uncle Sam (5.9+ PG13)
By: Jesse Zacher When: May 14, 2011

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Comments: It is hard to discern where this actually is. As has been pointed out by many, bolting is strictly prohibited unless for the repair/ safety of an existing route. I remember there being a short sport climb in the granite of Gold Star Canyon that has been there a while. I hope that this was put up before '92.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Apr 8, 2011

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Comments: I would say that after my first comment, I have come to agree and understand the replacement done by Rob and Jason. It was a needed thing. As far as sustainability and longevity in the fishers I think that putting solid bolts is quite appropriate and thank you for taking the time. I am sorry for any comments that detracted from the send. I am in favor of these free climbing efforts and believe they are truly sustainable especially when compared to the gear lists of Jeremy's that include 20-30 p... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Cowboy Justice (5.12)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Apr 6, 2011

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Comments: I should practice my reading skills some more.. Thanks for the Catch, Chris.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 26, 2011

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Comments: I will agree with that. When I have some time, I will go through and redo the pictures/ route descriptions.
-Jesse


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: I have gone through the route names and eliminated some of the wording that is not purely descriptive.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: As the internet, and therefore Mountain Project, is not static or fixed, I am not rewriting anything. I am very aware of the fact that all of these routes have been done and re-done again. My intentions are not to claim any of these route as mine, or to rewrite history as you say. As names and FA parties become available, I will change and update the routes. I do not agree that it is disrespectful. I simply give it a name to differentiate between climbs as having 20-30 "unknowns" would be confu... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall : Short, Some Hands (5.9+)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: Anchors have been cleaned up as of 4/13/11 thanks to the ASCA.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall : OW Corner (5.10a)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: Anchors have been cleaned up as of 4/13/11 thanks to the ASCA.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 14, 2011

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Comments: Adam Brink: I have posted info about camping, see above. Enjoy!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Other areas
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 12, 2011

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Comments: I will work on creating a way to separate the monument into maybe three section based on location. Confusion is partly how the monument works on you though. Hah.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Cowboy Justice (5.12)
By: Jesse Zacher When: Mar 12, 2011

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Comments: Although the route is long, there are many rests. I thought that this was more of a 5.11 to 5.11+. Thanks to whoever updated the anchors semi-recently. Anyone know any info about the thing crack with a bolt at the beginning that is to the left of this climb?


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