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Member Since: May 14, 2009
Last Visit: Oct 11, 2014
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: UT : Cedar City : Cedar Canyon : Graveside Matter Wall : La Santa Muerta (5.11a/b)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: this is a great route. felt easier than 5.11 but i am tall. would be a classic if there was more to it, (first section is way easy), however this is a must do route! it is bolted very well to feel comfortable on lead. Be careful when lowering! you lower right into a tree that has some sharp broken limbs. Thanks to those who put up this great route!


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Moral Dilemma (5.11b)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: someone re added the first bolt on this route. It was moved a few feet to the left and is actually in a much better position to protect a fall going for the 2nd.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Not Arrgh (5.10d)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Mar 14, 2013

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Comments: I've climbed this a couple times in the past. It's an ok route. Crux is definitely between bolts one and two. really eases up after that(5.8ish). For me those first few moves felt much harder than 10D, I struggled a bit to get this route down clean but had very little problem with its neighbor route moral dilemma(11b). i think through that first two bolts is in the 11 range not 10 range, then again sometimes i struggle to even tie my shoes, so i may be way off, but that's just my opinion. Mak... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Bluff Street Cracks
By: Nathan Marsh When: Feb 6, 2013

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Comments: Found a climbing shoe in the parking lot. just one shoe. let me know if its yours.


Location: UT : Saint George : Zen Wall : Karmic Justice (5.11c)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Feb 6, 2013

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Comments: the block and rock up near the last 3 bolts is very loose. be warned. several large blocks came off while we were climbing.


Location: UT : Saint George : Zen Wall : Sacred Cow (5.10b)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Feb 6, 2013

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Comments: I climbed this in 1/13. A few notes about this route. 1st. There are no longer 2 anchor bolts uptop. one of them is removed. You can easily make an anchor with the remaining bolt and then put some pro in the crack. However you would have to rap off of a single bolt once you clean the route or leave a piece. I personally climbed to the left and up onto the 5.11c route to the left. they are very close and it was quite easy to get to it. I then rapped from the chains on the 5.11c route. The sp... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Pioneer Park : Unknown 4 (5.10d)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jan 23, 2013

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Comments: there are two ways to climb this route... you can stay to the left of the bolt line and the route goes 9+ or easy 10, depending on height. the other option is to follow right of the bolt line. This is the much harder way and looking at how it was bolted, i believe how it was initially setup. Note if you are going right. It probably went 10d, however there is a sandy side-pull flake that you used to get yourself up through the crux... this flake broke off and is gone... this route now goes a lot... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Tuna and Chips Wall : Chips Ahoy (5.9)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: some feedback after climbing this. First pitch very runout. it was very very easy, but was heady because of the runout. there is one bolt before the anchors, i was able to place two pieces of gear as well. the second pitch goes straight up to the roof to a single bolt. the only tough move is the roof. goes 5.9, the the rest of the route is 5.5ish. i thought the 1st pitch was fun and great to setup on TR for other to climb. second pitch in my mind, not worth the one fun move on the roof.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : The Oasis : Money (5.10c)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: sol, where did the key hold break? I climbed this last weekend, it was pumpy but i didn't find any section harder than 5.10. it was a little heady, especially that last bolt placement... very scary. i ended up placing a #1 cam in the crack above the bolt to protect the last few moves and make a potential fall more direct to the route.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Indian Wall : Handful of Crack, Fistful o... (5.9)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jan 17, 2013

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Comments: We linked the two pitches together easily. would recommend doing that. fun variation up top. however there is alot of rope drag and pulling the rope proved difficult. We ended up hiking a few feet north of the route and the rope pulled much easier


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Hackberry Wash Wall : Deviated Septum (5.10b/c)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jan 17, 2013

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Comments: climbed this today and felt a little more info could be helpful. I felt this route was a little deceptive. the crack itself is quite a flaring crack. It has good hand jams, but they are quite deep into the crack past the flare and hard to reach. i spent alot of time either jamming a whole arm or leg in the flare(offwidth style) or was half in the crack and one leg on the left face(found this to be the easiest way). This route, because of the flare, takes big gear only. we only has one #... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Shotgun Alley : Sink the Pink (5.11b)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: whats up with the avoid rating?? i thought this was a fun route. not the best route here, but definitely one to add on the tick list if you are heading out to shotgun.


Location: UT : Saint George : Cougar Cliffs : Petting the Pussycat (5.10b)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: great pumpy looonng climb. Actually could protect well with trad gear.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Moral Dilemma (5.11b)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: i was staring at this and had my drill and bolts in my car and was about to re-add the first bolt(i hate reading about people complaining about old or missing bolts and nothing ever being done about it, takes 5 mins and $3).. anyways the more i looked at it the more i thought that re adding a first bolt would not help much... it really doesn't protect much of the climb other than preventing someone from rolling down the hill, you would however still deck. so i can kinda see why the first bolt wa... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Lower Right Ski Track (5.10)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: Over thanksgiving weekend i sat here and watched some chick try to climb this for about 40 minutes while a crowd of people watched(some i think wanting to climb it). She didn't even reach the bolt. Got bored went over to echo, climbed two routes came back an hour plus later and she is in the exact same spot, still on the route. blew my mind! Guess it wasnt meant for me to climb... or anyone else for that matter.


Location: UT : Saint George : Cougar Cliffs : Heaven's a Lie (5.11c)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Nov 18, 2012

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Comments: i liked this route. i thought the crux section was great and wished it was longer. very sequential, but once you figure it out, its not too bad. I will say i climbed the whole route and felt that the top was not really worth climbing, i would just climb to the first anchors and finish there. although the top does give a completely distinct type of climbing, so it makes it feel like two completely different routes, which can be fun. i gave the route a pg13 rating because the 2nd clip after the ... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : War Zone : Dr Yes (5.10d)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: its hard to give a route 3 stars with drilled pockets, but if you can get past that, this is quite a fun route. Although, i felt the route could have gone clean without the drilled pockets, so i am not sure why they were added.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Dip Area : Under The Sleeping Giant (5.6)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: this is a really fun route, that can be enjoyed by everyone! Great route to introduce someone to trad. The route eats gear. There is a lot of drag up top, even with slings to extend it. the rope also gets caught in the thin crack on the leaning sidewall. This makes Top roping this route very difficult. Also may want to rappel this instead of having your belayer lower you to reduce drag. jump on this one, you will enjoy it!


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Hair Today Gone Tomorrow (5.11d)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Nov 2, 2012

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Comments: agree with Marius, that first bolt is pointless. in fact it is almost more of a fall risk to clip it than to skip it. Other than that fun route and well bolted. just out of curiosity, any beta on the roof? it took me two tries to get it, but it still didn't feel pretty. Also i scrapped a lot of skin off my arms.. not sure if it is just me, but i would recommend a long sleeve shirt.


Location: UT : Saint George : Pine Valley : Tetas De Cabre : Lifesaver 360 (5.10a)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: between the 8th and 9th bolt there is a wasp nest in the crack to the right of the bolt. the wasp nest is right in a handhold that was covered in chalk and used for the route, so be careful if you are climbing this. also if you see a quick draw with green tape, that is mine that i left to avoid getting further stung! hit me up if you find it


Location: UT : Saint George : Pine Valley : Tetas De Cabre : Derecho del Colibrí (5.10c)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Aug 4, 2012

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Comments: loved this climb, but was quite freaked about that flake. after climbing the flake, i tried a variation and climbed to the right at the 2nd to last bolt, very tricky face moves probably go 5.11, but i thought it was funner and less scary than the flake.


Location: UT : Saint George : Pine Valley
By: Nathan Marsh When: Aug 4, 2012

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Comments: lots of bees and wasps this time of year. i was about 8 bolts up on lifesaver 360 and hit a swarm as i tried to clip the 9th... got the clip and saved falling, but got stung to hell. be careful on this route and others. also hit me up if you happen upon this route and biner would love to meet up and get it back! thanks


Location: UT : Saint George : Black Rocks : Sunny Side : Degenerate Matter (5.10c)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: there are only three bolts on this route. you may have been on galactic cannibalism.


Location: UT : Saint George : Black Rocks : Sunny Side : Particulate Matter (5.11a)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jul 6, 2012

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Comments: this was an interesting route. its dirty and there are two crack climbs on each side of it, so its hard to spot/stay on route. for a true 5.11 stay on the face, holds/moves are there. I ended up climbing up to the right, clipping the roof, then coming down to do the sequence.. took me a while to figure that out and spot the actual route.. the roof is actually alot of fun if done right. kinda a confusing route.


Location: UT : Saint George : Shotgun Alley : Ignoramus (5.9+)
By: Nathan Marsh When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: I went ahead and finished bolting this line. It is now good to go. three bolts to the anchor.. extending a sling off the anchors is a good idea. bolt line takes you left to keep you from cheating over to the crack on this route. fun moves staying directly on the bolt line.


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