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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 : 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.


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.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Phallus
By: R.Walters When: Jul 22, 2012

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Comments: Yet another gem of a Bob Kamps route. I remember being gripped and I clipped the bolt, which I now understand to be a retro job.

Rich, do you happen to know if there is any truth to the the guidebook anecdote about the FA? Apparently Kamps didn't like the rap bolt that was drilled so they used Lauria as a counterweight backup (webbing around his wrists?) for the first 3 rappels. Must have drawn the short straw.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Dec 27, 2011

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Comments: Very cool.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Euphamiah Beresford Memoria... : The Euphamiah Beresford Mem... (5.11a) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Nov 25, 2011

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Comments: Nice photo Brent.


Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Green Acres : The Garden (5.10c)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 24, 2011

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Comments: Sustained for the Black Cliffs and with great pro.


Location: ID : Black Cliffs : West Car Body Canyon : Pictures of Lily (5.11b)
By: R.Walters When: Aug 2, 2011

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Comments: Excellent movement


Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Short Cliffs
By: R.Walters When: Jul 25, 2011

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Comments: Left a couple Petzl Spirit draws up here by accident last week. If you found them and are willing to return them, I will buy you a six pack.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Safety Pin : East Ridge (5.6) : Photo
By: R.Walters When: May 29, 2011

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Comments: Awesome!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : The Prow : Pete's Wicked Route (5.11c)
By: R.Walters When: May 18, 2011

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Comments: Best route description on this website?
Opening move difficulty is possibly height-dependent.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Tent Peg : Photo
By: R.Walters When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: Great photo


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