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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : The Lorax (5.9+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: 5 star description!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Election Wall
By: Kevin Kent When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: A very cool wall! Almost every route needs chain though so consider bringing some.
The approach is quite nice and shorter than going to The Wall!

Does anyone know anything about the sweet fingercrack to the right of Spiderpig? looks fun and hard!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Election Wall : Imagine (5.11+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: I made a half-assed attempt at the direct start but was too scared (I tried to place sliders but they ripped when I hand tested them). Next I did the 100% Yourself start and went up to where I could get a solid purple TCU with a sling and tried traversing at a few different heights (maybe 15, 10 and 5 feet up. I broke a bunch of holds, kept backing off, and finally blew it trying a very low traverse. In the end I swung over to about 10 feet up and just started climbing from there and did the re... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sparks Wall : Jupiter Crack (5.11)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: This route is definitely awesome!
Not even close to the listed 130'. 70m rope was ample and I imagine a 60m would work.
Also the #6 didn't fit super well at the end, you might want to bring a 2nd #5 instead.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : jew fro an a boner (5.11+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: Added some chains to yer anchors and swiped yer biners and tat (don't worry I'll put the biners to good use on some other creek anchor)!
Didn't place the 000c3 at all. Nice atypical creek route!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : I've Seen Worse (5.11)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: This route was very new when I did it and still pretty dirty. Hopefully it'll clean up with time!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Puzzle Factory (5.12)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: I wish I had a #4 for the opening fist crack. Also I thought the purples seemed a bit loose for extended portions; I'd bring closer to 6 greens instead of 2-3!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Pente (5.11-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: FA Hong? The plaque looks a lot like his others and I'm guessing he wouldn't have passed by this when doing the FA of Slot Machine.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Unnamed 5.11 at top of trai... (5.11)
By: Kevin Kent When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Pretty sure FA is Hong, judging by the bolts at the top. There is also one newer bolt with chain.

Anyway this route is sweet and well protected. I opted to layback the OW at the start which worked quite well. Found it to be mega pumpy in the middle, which is sustained off-fingers in a corner.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Fairy Tales (5.13-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: If you're like me and challenged when it comes to alien sizes I was able to get orange(tight) and yellow TCUs and .3s and .4s.

This climb is a lot like Sig Sauer but without all the nice footholds.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sparks Wall : The LGS (Last Great Splitte... (5.12+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Nice work Chris, I saw this route this weekend. I was wondering about a 2nd pitch and the large death blocks above. If anyone ever cleans them it will be quite the trundle!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : (Unknown) (5.9)
By: Kevin Kent When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: Funny story about this route. A few years back I met keen-as lad from Oz in the creek and belayed him on this route. I can't remember the exact sequence of events but at the alcove where you get a rest he managed to drop a large cam (maybe a #5?) down the crack. It was hopelessly far out of reach and we had to abandon it. Later he told me he bought a large pole of some sort in Moab, taped a bent coathanger to it, and fished the cam out from above.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Volunteer Canyon : North Side : ... : Bertilak (5.11)
By: Kevin Kent When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: Overhanging splitter finger crack through the headwall at very honest 5.11?!

This route is so money and it doesn't even know it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Left Wall : The Tyrant (5.11+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Oct 4, 2014

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Comments: This route is awesome! The top is possibly the best splitter I've climbed at the waterfall. Unfortunately it's a bit tarnished by the ledges in the middle.
Also, exercise caution when casting off onto the headwall because there will be a large ledge right below you. I found a #0 purple tcu to be perfect for protecting this part.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Volunteer Canyon : South Side : ... : Cast Iron (5.10+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Oct 2, 2014

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Comments: Thank you for setting my mind at ease. I was thinking there used to be more routes on this page but assumed I was just losing my mind. Smart thinking using the wayback machine to recover them!

Who is ckirk anyway? Is that supposed to be a Star Trek joke?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Fin : The Dorsal Fin (5.10d)
By: Kevin Kent When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: I climbed this in mid-August and accidentally fixed a nut right above the bolt on the top of pitch 3 (or top of pitch 2 as many people do it). Some enterprising individual with more finesse than me could probably booty it but it might be nice to just leave it to help supplement the good bolt at the belay.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Cruel Shoes (5.10d)
By: Kevin Kent When: Aug 29, 2014

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Comments: I would suggest bringing a long sling or linking a few together to some pro you get high in the initial crack on P2 before starting the traverse. Excellent route!


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Myopia (5.11a)
By: Kevin Kent When: Aug 29, 2014

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Comments: This climb is definitely excellent but I don't quite agree with all the "best climb ever" talk. Double rack was fine. Don't think we used the RPs we brought. Absolutely link pitch 4/5. I don't understand why that section is even called 2 pitches.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : The Iron Lady Tower (5.7 C1)
By: Kevin Kent When: Jul 17, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the trailwork DF. And yes, there are 12 or so bolts without hangers, you could definitely do it with less and leapfrog. I think I had about 8 BD nuts that I used as rivet hangers. I recall the anchors being good bolts but a nest of tat.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Elysian Buttress
By: Kevin Kent When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: I think FS 9180 has gotten a lot worse since the floods in the summer of '13. Unless you have a really burly vehicle I would suggest parking at Little Elden Springs and jumping right on the AZ trail (heading south). It probably only adds 15 minutes of hiking and the approach option 1 here will take at least 10 minutes of driving.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Unnamed 5.11 (38) - twin cr... (5.11+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: Sweet route! Did the left start which would be an awesome route all on it's own. You might want to save a .75 for the top.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Right Wall : Turn Down, For What? (5.13a/b)
By: Kevin Kent When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: I think this wins for funniest route name at the waterfall.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Wiggins II (5.12-)
By: Kevin Kent When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: In my mind tied with Sinestra for best route in the creek!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 Areas : Winslow Wall : East Side : Cherry Twist (5.11d)
By: Kevin Kent When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: The nature of this climb has caused almost all the bolts to become loose. The bolts definitely need to be tightened and you should also use long draws in a few spots. Backcleaning the first bolt helps too.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : The Iron Lady Tower (5.7 C1)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: The first pitch is easy and the 2nd is indeed a bolt ladder but of 14 or so protection bolts only 2 have hangers. The rest require rivet hangers or stoppers with a cable that can be slid down.


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