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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Gate Boulders : ... : The Anonymous Arete (V6)
By: Nat Smale When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: I agree on the grade. The dyno to the lip is tough, especially after doing the first couple of moves. Took me a few sessions. Excellent problem. East Gate is great. Another good one there is Matt's Problem.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : The Riverside : ... : Riverside Arete - Right Var... (V5)
By: Nat Smale When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, the Black Bible (A Bouldering Guide to Utah) has these listed as 2 separate problems. The LCC portion was written by a SLC local. Dale's is to the right of the arete. Right variation of the arete is an excellent problem! Kinda insecure stepping onto the upper slab.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Fungus (V5)
By: Nat Smale When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: Felt V5 to me. I thought it was a full grade harder than Smiley Right, but then again, I find the stand start almost as hard as Smiley Right. I got the side pull but was completely stretched out.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Gunshot Area : Gunshot Slab (V3+)
By: Nat Smale When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: Rated V3 in the Caldiero Guide, the Black Bible, and the Utah Bouldering Guide, but felt definitely harder than that to me.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Gunshot Area : Gunshot Arete (V5-)
By: Nat Smale When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: Emerson, which arete is this (there are 3 on the boulder)? Is this the problem referred to as Gutshot (and rated V5) in the Caldiero Guide, the Utah Bouldering Guide and the Black Bible (A Bouldering Guide to Utah)?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Between The Dean (Dean's Pr... (V5 PG13)
By: Nat Smale When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: I think that the actual name of this is "The Dean Problem" ;) albeit, with a sit start added from the arete. The three drilled holes in the beta picture are the same as those on the Dean Problem.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : 5 Mile Boulders : Kung Fu (V6)
By: Nat Smale When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: Hmm,..., that doesn't look like what I thought was Kung Fu. The climber's right hand was on the arete the whole way up. I thought Kung Fu went left to the crimps much lower, and with both hands avoiding the upper part of the arete. Looks kinda like a mix between Kung Fu and Baldy. Still, an excellent variation!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : The Riverside : ... : Riverside Arete (V3)
By: Nat Smale When: Sep 13, 2014

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Comments: A nice variation (a different problem really), is to climb the arete on the right side. About V5, and a bit insecure high up.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : 88+ : Stink Eye (V4)
By: Nat Smale When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: I did this a few years ago, starting matched on the left hand side pull. The hardest move was the first, right hand to the lip. Still, I don't think it was any harder than V5. Kind of fun.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Oil Pump Area
By: Nat Smale When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: I have to wonder if Isaac got these two routes mixed up. I thought Pine was at least one grade harder than Spruce. Great problems though!


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Road Damage : Tugboat Complex (V7-8)
By: Nat Smale When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: The spotter should make sure to have a very secure stance (build up the landing if necessary). On one attempt, I came off at mid height, hit the the edge of the landing, pitched over backwards into the talus below, taking out my spotter with me.


Location: UT : Triassic : Golden Ladle : West Cat Daddy : 6. 60% Classic (V7)
By: Nat Smale When: Nov 17, 2013

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Comments: Top out is desperate! Anyone have any good beta on how to finish this thing? (After getting the two opposing slopers over the lip).


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Fungus (V5)
By: Nat Smale When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: I think that the V5 rating is for the sit start.


Location: UT : Ibex : Bouldering : Red Monster Area : The Red Monster : Ju (V7)
By: Nat Smale When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: I believe that John Sherman did the FA, back in the 80's (at least that's what I've heard; he's also told me this). He called it The Red Monster.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Dean Problem (V7)
By: Nat Smale When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: Yeah, the difficulty of this problem really depends on how you start it. If you do a normal stand start with left hand(finger) in the first mono, it is probably V5/6. It is quite a bit harder if you start with both hands in the underclings, put you feet on and then reach for the first mono. About V7 in my opinion.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Riverside Boulders : The Angler (V2) : Photo
By: Nat Smale When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Hmm..., actually looks dicier to me than hands on the rail.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Man Size : Double Delicious (V6)
By: Nat Smale When: May 8, 2013

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Comments: This is located on the arete just left of Fingerhut, on the main Mansize block.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Area 51 : Stumble Bum Traverse (V5)
By: Nat Smale When: Feb 9, 2013

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Comments: This problem is described differently in different sources. The description here is as in the Caldiero guide. Personally, I think that described this way, the route is about V3. Good jugs all the way across. In the Bigwood, Grijalva, Pegg guide, Stumblebum Traverse starts further left, at the base of Joe Cool. This adds several difficult moves, and is quite a bit harder; probably V5.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : No Substance : Pimpers Paradise (V5)
By: Nat Smale When: Dec 23, 2012

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Comments: This is actually the same problem as the one listed in this section as "Thriller V4".


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Dairy Canyon : Lactation Station (V10)
By: Nat Smale When: Dec 8, 2012

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Comments: FA Justin Wood.