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Areas = 15
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Location: WY : Cody : The East Bridge Bands
By: JonBates When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: Cody's diamond in the rough!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: JonBates When: Sep 12, 2012

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Comments: The loose bolt on the 3rd pitch anchor has once again been replaced as of 9/10/12. The bolt was indeed loose and incredibly bent for a modern 1/2" x 6" anchor bolt. The bolt hole was blown out considerably too. I'm not sure if someone has been bungie jumping or slack-lining the P-lunch wall off it or what but there was some serious abuse given to that bolt. Anyways the anchor bolt has been relocated away from that area and on the other side of the still good and solid anchor bolt. Hopefull... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: JonBates When: May 3, 2012

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Comments: More concerning the walk-off: I haven't been back to smittys in quite awhile so I'm living vicariously through the internet and drawing off foggy memories but, the walk off can be done without rappelling. It is exposed almost all the way to the trail but the really sketchy areas can be belayed off of bolts (if they're still there). There is the obvious bolt on the boulder problem move to exit the perch at the top of the p-lunch wall and if you walk up and to the left after this move there is ... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+) : Photo
By: JonBates When: May 3, 2012

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Comments: Incredible picture Paul!


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
By: JonBates When: Feb 23, 2012

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Comments: Please consider using "naked threads" for rappel anchors in the South Fork. It seems most folks use double ropes and this technique is even stronger than using smaller diameter cordage (litter) to rappel on. I've used up to a 9.2mm rope w/o issues. If you don't have doubles and naked threads are not an option, please add a quick-link ($1-$2 at the hardware store) to your threads so more than just a few people can safely rappel off it. Way too many routes out here have huge rat nests of burned... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: JonBates When: Jun 13, 2011

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Comments: A brand-new bolt has been re-placed at the top of the third pitch.