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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Flare Mignon (5.10+)
By: ben jammin When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Love the name!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Static Cling (5.11a/b) : Photo
By: ben jammin When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I think everyone is reading just fine.

It's just not a good idea. When the Colorado Mountain School bus drives past and sees people climbing after rain they think it's fine. I see it all the time. Just a bad example to be setting.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Bouldering Area : The Wash Boulder : Photo
By: ben jammin When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: If you continue up the rail to its apex on Washed Up it's about V5 and a super fun variation.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : North Face (5.11b) : Photo
By: ben jammin When: Sep 11, 2014

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Comments: Looks like the top of the first pitch to me.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Drive-By Crag : Kaleidescope (5.13c) : Photo
By: ben jammin When: Sep 11, 2014

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Comments: Still unsent?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Cobra : Comment : Photo
By: ben jammin When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: Ultimate douchebaggary. I'm sure all those bolts are still there. This fall.. chop-a-thon


Location: UT : Moab Area : Mill Creek : Lower Mill Creek : The Paper Crane (5.13a)
By: ben jammin When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: Getting your first 13a while retaining downgrading hard-man status? Sounds like the best of both worlds!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : The Scar : Extended Care (5.13a)
By: ben jammin When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: This is a great route with an awesome boulder problem at the end. Def the best route there. Thanks Josh and Sam for putting up these routes. It's been nice having this crag to myself for the last 6 months. I know this because I accidentally left a long sling on the warm up and it hasn't been touched for as long.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : The Mystery Machine (5.10b/c)
By: ben jammin When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: Just to clarify, this climb is located ALL the way in the back on the right side. It's a R facing corner. I went in the corridor and went up the splitter halfway back on the left wall. BAD IDEA! There is no anchor and deposits you on a sloping ledge/tower w/ no anchor. I ended up single line rapping with my friend counter-weighting using a 'groove' so the rope wouldn't slide off the ledge and lead to my ultimate demise. 'Yer Gonna Die' FA Ben Riley 5.11- X. (Note: I'm being funny, there is... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : International Affair (5.12)
By: ben jammin When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: Is the above gear description from the guidebook? It looked like all .3 camelot's to me. I got up to the changing corners and realized my four .3's would not be enough (of which I'd already placed 3), so I down climbed. My first impression was that it looked like .3's the entire way but Bloomie convinced me to get on it with his varied rack beta. Book says two or three .3's and three .4's. I'd take six or seven .3's and then some less than tips for the top boulder problem.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Desert Vuarnet (5.12-)
By: ben jammin When: Mar 11, 2014

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Comments: Great route. One 70m gets you down.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : The Cirque of the Climbable... : Playing Hooky (5.10d C2)
By: ben jammin When: Mar 7, 2014

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Comments: Anyone know who's fixed line is on this right now? Would love to work it with someone (free, of course) and I just may go trax your line next week after work. So don't take it down! Kidding... kind of.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Unknown (5.11a)
By: ben jammin When: Mar 6, 2014

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Comments: Third bolt has pulled on this... heads up.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Lizard Skills (5.11)
By: ben jammin When: Mar 6, 2014

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Comments: This route has been chopped.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Horizontal Mambo (5.12d)
By: ben jammin When: Feb 21, 2014

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Comments: I agree with Mason, no mantle, no send. Although the mantle is not getting any easier as holds break at the end..


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Bird's View Butte / Crow's ... : Rim Routes : Photo
By: ben jammin When: Feb 21, 2014

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Comments: Word to the Bird goes up just left of the rappel line and is absolutely stellar.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Bouldering Area : Various Areas
By: ben jammin When: Dec 13, 2013

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Comments: The two problems listed here are up on the hillside. Maybe we could change it to The Hillside and I would add a bunch of problems that are up in this area (Belcer Traverse, Wynona, Big Horn Beaver etc.)


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon
By: ben jammin When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: I'd like to give a big thanks to Paul Buchar (I'm assuming it was you). We did 10 towers out here yesterday and out of all those dirty, mank towers only one had less than ideal anchors. I was not expecting that. Along with a few summit registers to boot, thanks Paul.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks
By: ben jammin When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: Well, I'll answer my own question and say no. Or at least not the way we rap'd. The rap off the N tower (of King of Pain) goes off the N face and it would be impossible to get to the notch of Hummingbird. Jumping from one to the other would be scary as shit!

We did all six spires in a day. A rack that we found to be fairly adequate was singles (in camelots) .3 and .4, 2 purples, triple .75-3 and one number 4. What an amazing assortment of towers. Out of the 13 pitches we did I'd say onl... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks
By: ben jammin When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: Can anyone comment on whether you can rappel to the notch (between King of Pain and Hummingbird Spire)after having done Vision Quest? I'd like to link the spires and skipping the first pitch of Hummingbird sounds terrific! Also, what's the story on jumping between the twin summits of King o Pain? Is that for real?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Bird's View Butte / Crow's ... : Don Juan Spire : Unknown (Southwest Arete) (5.10+)
By: ben jammin When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: I will second that this is a very quality route. Look for a single bolt that protects what looks like THE line up the W face. We were going for a link up so we opted for the hand crack to the right which proved to be one of the better tower routes I've done. Perfect hands to heads up sandy face climbing.. Does it get any better?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Bird's View Butte / Crow's ... : Luminous Being : Lizard Action (5.10+)
By: ben jammin When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure if I'm qualified to comment on this route but I think we did do the second pitch so take it for what its worth. I would recommend NOT starting anywhere on the E face. I think this route starts on the NW face but we were yearning for sun so early in the morning. I trundled multiple microwave blocks on what looked like a 5.7 chimney. Second pitch was pretty good, actually. Heads up face climbing at the top protected by two drilled angles that were in good condition.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Slab (5.8)
By: ben jammin When: Oct 3, 2013

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Comments: I thought this was called 'Snake Slab'. Not too bad, actually.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Astro Lad (5.11a)
By: ben jammin When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: If you want to up the ante a bit lead Astro-Dad (staying in the corner) on gear. Some micro-cams and an attentive belayer will help the head during the stem moves until you can rejoin the crack with a good .4 or .5 placement. I'd say Astro-Dad clocks in at solid 11.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Mill Creek : Horse Creek : Photo
By: ben jammin When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: Nolan, I sent you a PM.


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