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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Provo Canyon : Provo Canyon Ice : Bridal Veil Left (WI4-5)
By: John Ross When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: The bolted P1 rap anchors often get covered with ice later in the season. When that happens, climbers using a single 70m rope need to be prepared to build an ice anchor part way down for the second rappel. This is also why it is not uncommon to collect "booty" ice screws off of this route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon
By: John Ross When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: AF is hit-and-miss in late November for weather and temps. There are some warm-ish, sunny afternoons to be found at these areas: Escape Buttress, The Hideaway, Beer Can Alley, White Wave Wall, The Shame Wall, The Grey Cliffs, The Watchtower.

If you don't mid some good choss, the north side of Rock Canyon has some classics that can be a good choice around this time of year: Training Camp, Bad Bananas, Super Bowl Wall, The Wasp, Trilogy Buttress, Layer Cake, The Jobsite.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon
By: John Ross When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: @foxbox this is a pretty active canyon. As for the trail, hikers, and a few runners and mountain bikers are common early to late, even some in the dark. As for the climbing, the popular areas (Red Slab, The Wild, The Jobsite) get especially busy on holidays and weekends. But with hundreds of routes in the canyon to choose from, even on crowded days there are plenty of quality climbing routes to be found. If multi-pitch is at all interesting, there are some really good ones... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : ... : Photo
By: John Ross When: Sep 20, 2013

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Comments: Flag and no style points are lost. :)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Firefly (5.10c)
By: John Ross When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Arguably the best 5.10c in the canyon.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Captain Tight Pants (5.11c)
By: John Ross When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Crux spoiler alert!



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : P.A.'s Mother : High Hopes (5.7)
By: John Ross When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: The first two bolts were missing but have been replaced in the original bolt holes. The route has its own anchors now. Thanks for providing the hardware DK!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Jobsite : Drivers Test (5.7+)
By: John Ross When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: The hanger was missing on the first bolt but has been replaced using some Loctite to help keep the nut secure.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Tap Wall
By: John Ross When: Aug 29, 2013

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Comments: The right-most route (.10a) is getting much cleaner and is SUCH a fun climb. Steep and juggy at the bottom followed by a long tricky/easier section, and the top has cleaned up nicely. The left-most route (.10b) is cleaning up as well and is also worth doing.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Trash Compactor : Salty Biscuits (5.10a)
By: John Ross When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments:
Repaired hanger
Repaired hanger

Hanger repaired. Climb away!


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : The Dark Continent Area : Photo
By: John Ross When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Nice hat. Incredible view!


Location: UT : PSICOBLOC Masters Series
By: John Ross When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing)

Pool Depth Test photos


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Photo
By: John Ross When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: It's called "canyoneering." :) A wetsuit is usually not needed in Mystery Canyon. There is one 120' rappel into water over your head (swim!) and at least a couple of wet sections before this rappel into the Virgin River. What a hoot!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine : Midichlorophobia (5.8+)
By: John Ross When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Really enjoyed this route as one long pitch with a 70m rope. We tightened two bolts (wedge bolts) that were loose. Watch out for a loose death-block in the white band of rock, just left of the bolt line (can be avoided but be careful). There was another large block lower on the route that could be trundled with a crowbar. So many good long routes on this wall. Well worth the hike.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Trilogy Buttress : Lord of the Slings (5.9+)
By: John Ross When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: What a view from up here!



Location: UT : Saint George : Photo
By: John Ross When: Feb 21, 2013

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Comments: Unfortunately Red Dog closed. =( They were way good too.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : Photo
By: John Ross When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Interesting article related to Moonlight Buttress:

Rescue At Zion National Park
--National Parks Traveler magazine


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Tank Canyon
By: John Ross When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Tank Canyon Fire Info:
t.co/NgP5KgDN

Update 09/13/2012:
UtahFireInfo ‏@UtahWildfire
#TankFire still 10 acres, smoke visible from Heber & Utah Cnty during the heat of the afternoon. No threat to structures or trails in area.

Tank Canyon Fire Information
Tank Canyon Fire Information



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Santaquin Canyon : Strawberry Fields Wall
By: John Ross When: Aug 21, 2012

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Comments: James, the topo photos look similar but this is a different wall.

Strawberry Fields Wall: Photo
Santaqueen Wall: Photo


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Spanish Fork Canyon : Diamond Fork Canyon
By: John Ross When: Aug 21, 2012

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Comments: Diamond Fork Canyon and the Red Ledges area is currently closed because of a wildfire:

Utah Fire Info
News Release
Area Closure


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Spanish Fork Canyon : Diamond Fork Canyon : Red Ledges : Sand Slab (5.11)
By: John Ross When: Aug 21, 2012

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Comments: I'm not sure Moto the route poster has even attempted this route LOL. It is a tricky slab route which I have been unable to red-point (which is why I haven't posted it). It's probably in the 5.11 range (?). I think it is climbable but maybe not by me.

This site and area is popular for rappelling. There used to be some 1/2" studs on this route with no hangers that got in the way of rappellers. A few years ago I tried to install 1/2" hangers on the studs but the sandstone was so soft the studs ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Spanish Fork Canyon : Diamond Fork Canyon : Red Ledges : Diamond Fork Arch (5.10)
By: John Ross When: Aug 21, 2012

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Comments: I've avoided this route since it is equipped with 3/8" stud bolts in super-soft sandstone. Climb at your own risk.

3/8" stud bolts in soft sandstone?
3/8" stud bolts in soft sandstone?



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Dry Canyon : Dynomite Crag : Prom Date (5.7)
By: John Ross When: Aug 21, 2012

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Comments: I cleaned and cleaned this route but there is bound to be some loose rock as it is the nature of the area. Still a fun route and worth doing.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Windshield Wiper Wall : The Hitchhiker (5.11c)
By: John Ross When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: Here is Perin's 70m rope hanging from the chains on The Hitchhiker. Perhaps all 70m ropes are not equal, but this rope was perfect for doing the route in one pitch.
Perin's 70m rope hanging from the chains on <a href='/v/the-hitchhiker/107603650'>The Hitchhiker</a>
Perin's 70m rope hanging from the chains on The Hitchhiker



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Membrane : Andy's Route (5.10d)
By: John Ross When: Jul 12, 2012

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Comments: This route is cleaning up to be a dandy! I missed a key pocket to clip the 2nd bolt and fell the first go. The crux is clipping the second bolt and getting to the third. Found the best holds going up the right of the bolt line.


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