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Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Short Cliffs : Desperate Indulgence (5.11a)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: There are just 2 bolts on the upper face. Some of the best rock at the cliffs that I've been on. It's a shame it doesn't go on for longer.

Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Thanks for the Mammaries (5.11a)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 7, 2015

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Comments: FA Doug Colwell & Steve Young

Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : TOWERS OF TEETH : ... : Waste Knot (5.8)
By: R.Walters When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: Regarding the 'official fa' of this route:

In 2010, Daryl and a friend, Archer, went up to check out this mysterious thing that had a single, black hanger visible from the ground and led into seemingly unknown territory (this black spinner still remains as the first clip on WK). When they led out above that bolt, they found two additional studs above. These were replaced with modern hardware, from stances. It was never clear to me why this route was abandoned or by whom, though I suspe... more >>

Location: ID : Black Cliffs : East Car Body Canyon : The Spice of Life (5.11)
By: R.Walters When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: Beware of occasional bird closures.

Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : World Domination : Napoleon's Highchair (5.12a/b)
By: R.Walters When: Jun 16, 2015

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Comments: Stellar route. One very short section of ok-quality rock after the set of midway anchors. If not for that, I'd give it 4-stars .. excellent movement at the start, finish, and all 100 feet in between.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12)
By: R.Walters When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: If bivying on OTR Ledge, can one leave the bag and nab it on the descent, or is this too far off the plumb line? Thanks

Edit 4/25/15: By "nab," I loosely meant to imply grab, get, snatch, snag, retrieve, etc.

Edit: It turns out that leaving the pack at a set of rappel anchors below the first red dihedral pitch is probably best if overnighting. The best way to do this for us was to have the second wear the pack during the traverse pitch (careful for loose rock here). I doubt many people intent... more >>

Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Erebor : Three Rings for the Elven K... (5.9)
By: R.Walters When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: FA Pete DeLannoy, Paul Muehl, and John Page, 1983.

Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Raptor Arete (5.10b)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Very worthy addition. Nice work Toby!

Location: WY : Lander Area : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Hot Tamale Wall : Ruby Shooter (5.12a/b)
By: R.Walters When: Sep 18, 2014

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Comments: Good route. I found the crux to be low on this one.

Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : First Blood (5.12c)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Not all the routes that received extensions had their original anchors removed. SWTWC and Armageddon still have their old chains because the extensions are far more difficult. I agree 12c on 1st Blood to the old anchors. There's a move passing that spot now, but it's not as hard as anything lower on the route.

This wall is absolutely brilliant.

Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon
By: R.Walters When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: The cliff tops are very difficult to access in the canyon, so there is not really any top roping. Check out falling rock near rapid city.

Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : First Blood (5.12c) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: I think this is slaughterhouse 5 not 1st blood.

Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Green Acres
By: R.Walters When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Freakin' gnarly Trevor. Glad to hear that no one was nearby when those columns went down. I guess on a geologic time frame, even rock climbs are ephemeral. Awesome and terrifying for sure.

Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Euphamiah Beresford Memoria... : Crimptonight (5.12b)
By: R.Walters When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: Wow, this thing is really good from start to finish. If you like vert, technical pocket pulling and crimping, get on it. 12a or b, maybe height-dependent. Kinda reachy.

Location: ID : McCall Area : Slick Rock : Memorial Route (5.8+) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: Nice photo, Trevor

Location: ID : Table Rock : Propeller Area : Propeller (5.11d)
By: R.Walters When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: FFA: Tedd Thompson
DMM offsets useful

Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Kung Fu Theater : Enter The Dragon (5.11-)
By: R.Walters When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Brilliant.

Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Rosy Palms (5.10c/d)
By: R.Walters When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Great boulder problem on a rope.
Bring finger-sized gear to back up the lone bolt for the follower.
Sketchy getting down via Muchachas rappel (scree). Another option would be to drop your line down Jet Screamin' though I haven't tried this.

Location: ID : Mores Mountain
By: R.Walters When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: It's all about perspective. The Black Cliffs are pretty chossy, but there are a few good lines in between piles. Same goes for Mores, but with less quantity. It's not the City, but IMO worth a trip from Boise when it's too hot in the valley and you don't have a lot of time.

Location: ID : Black Cliffs : The Dark Side : Wire Brush Hair Cut (5.12a)
By: R.Walters When: Oct 7, 2012

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Comments: I agree with you, Heller. I thought that clipping the 5th bolt from below would have been nearly impossible (for me).

The fourth bolt, which is easy to clip, protects the crux, but is at or below your feet when you are making the last difficult move. But it's nothing but air below.

Edit: Suspect hardware updated to stainless as of Oct 2015.

Also.. rattlesnake spotted near the eastern edge of the Dark Side cliff band recently. Keep an eye out, especially during shoulder season.

Here's the ... more >>

Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Vertigo View : Sex Never did this to my ha... (5.9)
By: R.Walters When: Sep 30, 2012

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Comments: One 60 m is plenty. Rap from slings around a horn.. might want to carry a bit extra to replace if needed. Not that bad w/o tape IMO.

Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Station 13 : Highly Suspicious (5.13a)
By: R.Walters When: Sep 9, 2012

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Comments: badass.

Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon
By: R.Walters When: Aug 30, 2012

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Comments: Thu, there are a couple areas that are fine for kids. Namely, Shadowlands and Dark Side as well as parts of Sunshine area. Short approaches with large flat areas. I think the Cronin guide even has a 'kid-friendliness' rating system for each area. Enjoy your visit; Spearfish is great.

Location: ID : Mores Mountain : Roadside Rock : Midnight Visitor (5.10b)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: One of the best pitches of climbing in the Boise area!

Location: ID : McCall Area : Slick Rock : Scenic Traction (5.9+ R)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: I would say it is definitely more run out than its neighbor 'slippery slope'. But the harder parts are certainly well-protected, which is probably what Cory alludes to in his comparison.

Just be prepared to find yourself in some "don't fall" territory on some easier climbing (think 5.5ish) on the upper pitches (which are super fun).

This is my favorite of the 4 routes described here. Great rock.

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