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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo : The Cottonwood Traverse (5.6)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: I would recommend going from west to east, since the best scrambling was on the west side of dromedary and monte cristo, and its more fun/easier to ascend rather than down climb these portions. encountered a few sections of low 5th class but could be avoided if desired by deviating a little bit off the ridge.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: Cool route. certainly not X or R rated. there is abundant pro in the crack at the lowest portion of the tiered roofs (but as Stan and Brian mention, make sure to back clean and extend to minimize the rope drag) If you traverse lower on the face as I believe Jayson is describing, then yes there is no pro.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Mt. Superior / Monte Cristo : South Ridge (5.4)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jul 3, 2015

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Comments: For those without approach shoes (such as myself) - I did this route in trail running shoes and felt comfortable sticking to the knife-edge proper the entire time except for one short section - a short finger crack through a mini-bulge near the top of the exposed portion of the ridge. it looked like 2 moves with slabby feet (I bypassed on climber's L on comparably steep & exposed terrain but with better feet).

All the other 4th/low 5th class terrain on the ridge proper was very juggy and had... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Lower Breadloaves - Provo W... : Triple Roofs (5.7)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: A heady lead for the 5.8 leader. upper portion felt like solid 5.8, great route. I topped out the wide crack to the top, belayed from above with gear anchor and then descended via rappel from 2-bolt anchor to climber's left.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome : Theater of Shadows (5.7)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: This route makes for a nice simul-climb. Can give the leader a real belay through the pitch one 5.6 crux (readily apparent from the ground) and then have the second start climbing. The overwhelming majority of this route is 5.3 or easier. Route gets nice morning shade.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : South Hills : Bracksiek's Pillar : Coo Coo Cachoo (5.8+)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: Wow! pitch 2 is one of the best, coolest pitches of rock I have ever climbed - exposed jug-hauling on huge chicken heads! Crux is at the last bolt. Gaining the first bolt (pitch 2) is much easier than it looks. Can place a #3 or #4 camalot before the bolt if you like. Highly highly recommended!


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : South Hills : Bracksiek's Pillar : Eye-Full Tower (5.9-)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: Pitch 2 is incredible!! 5.8 jug hauling on a very exposed arete. Route faces west and thus gets afternoon sun. I found a #1 camalot useful for the pitch 1 runout and think that a shorter climber might want a .4 or .5 on the second pitch to protect the moves before the 3rd bolt. Can easily be climbed on just the bolts though. Highly recommended!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Ogden Canyon : Utah Wall : Utah Crack (5.6)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jun 7, 2015

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Comments: Pitch one is fun and recommended. Pitch 2 is not as enjoyable, due to the need to test nearly every hold prior to using. More solid than it looks but still a little unnerving. protects fairly well on small gear. 2-bolt anchor with chains if you trend a little left at the top. easy 2 rappels to the ground.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Estrellita (5.11a)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Dec 24, 2014

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Comments: did Fluffer's wild ride (9+) to bypass the apparently lackluster first 3 pitches of Estrellita and found it slightly more difficult than any of the 10a/b pitches higher up. was a great pitch though.

also, know that pitch 6 (after the 3rd class section) is very easy (5.2 perhaps) at the start so doesn't have a bolt for perhaps 50 ft.

I thought the off width crux looked a lot like Kor Ingalls on Castleton Tower but slightly narrower and with abundant face holds and therefore much easier.

O... more >>


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Bazookaed in Monterrey (5.10c)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Dec 24, 2014

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Comments: Ran out of daylight to do pitch 3 but even pitches 1 and 2 were very good (especially the 2nd).


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Will the Wolf Survive? (5.10a)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Dec 24, 2014

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Comments: Awesome route! A couple notes:

P1 - felt more like 5.9
P2 - stellar
P3 - the longest pitch, about 120ft, took 13 draws if I remember correctly. a little pumpy
P4 - as mentioned, the first 3 bolts are wonderfully exposed climbing. short pitch, maybe 50ft

could certainly link pitches 1 and 2

4 raps to get down: 1)summit to top of p3, 2) to rap station 1/4 up p3, 3) to p1 anchor, 4) to the ground. you MIGHT be able to do raps 1 and 2 in a single rappel with a 70m rope but it would be close. ... more >>


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Ramsey's Shenanigans (5.9+)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Dec 24, 2014

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Comments: Great route! definitely not 300 ft. pitches are about 80ft each so 240 total. pitch 2 felt the toughest (9+) and pitch 3 is the money pitch.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : Finger of Fate : Open Book (5.8)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Jul 20, 2014

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Comments: Stellar route. Tape is nice for the abundant hand jams. I found a 4 friend (equivalent of old BD 3.5) and a new BD 4 to protect the wider sections very well. Also, retreat is possible from below the summit block (when your GF has a panic attack at the leap of faith and forces you to bail). Rap off the slung chockstone 15ft east of the leap of faith down into chimney. Then walk 25ft to the west to another slung block. Rap 25m down to large ledge and pull rope far to the east to keep from sn... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Leftovers : Mellow Yellow (5.8)
By: Andrew Mayer When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: Easily done as one long pitch with a 70m rope. Felt a little harder than other 5.8s at Turkey Rocks. A few short cruxes but a sinker hand jam was never more than a few moves away. Great route.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Stripe Rock : Cruel Shoes (5.7)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: More Rap Beta - when I rapped the west side cold shuts with a single 70m rope as Matt describes, I was about 10 feet off the ground like Alan describes. was able to rap off the ends into a tree and downclimb the tree to the ground, slightly sketchy but doable if you really wanna get down with a single 70m.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Crack Swindler (5.9)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this one day last week. Fun little outing but not worth bring a rack up to high wire for IMHO. Also felt more like 5.7.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Spiney Ridge : Damn Right I've Got the Mov... (5.8+)
By: Andrew Mayer When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: As of 4/7/12, the hanger on the 2nd bolt is still missing but, in my mind, is completely unnecessary. You can clip the 3rd bolt once you are standing on the prominent ledge where the 2nd bolt in located. Great climb. Felt more like 9- to me but was at the end of a long day, so I was probably just tired.


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