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Photo Caption Location Date
Shot of the whole shabang

Shot of the whole shabang

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Penetration (5.9+)

16 hours ago

Opening Moves

Opening Moves

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Penetration (5.9+)

16 hours ago

Sending Smiles!!!

Sending Smiles!!!

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Ewephoria (5.7)

Dec 14, 2013

From the belay it is hard to see that there is a g...

From the belay it is hard to see that there is a good section of slab at the top. Where I am is the starting of the slab.

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Ewephoria (5.7)

Dec 14, 2013

This Pitch is an awesome way to finish this route!

This Pitch is an awesome way to finish this route!

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Ewephoria (5.7)

Dec 14, 2013

Climbing up the fifth pitch The Climb to Tough Too...

Climbing up the fifth pitch The Climb to Tough Too Die

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Ewephoria (5.7)

Dec 14, 2013

Just before the bolts stop and the run out begins ...

Just before the bolts stop and the run out begins on some awesome alligator plates.

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Ewephoria (5.7)

Dec 14, 2013

Moving up pitch 3

Moving up pitch 3

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Ewephoria (5.7)

Dec 14, 2013

On a nice cold day! V1 action!

On a nice cold day! V1 action!

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : West Face of Fire Pit (V1-2)

Dec 13, 2013

TOP OUT!!!

TOP OUT!!!

UT : Moab Area : ... : Blankety Blank (V6-7)

Dec 13, 2013

HEEL HOOK! CRIMP!

HEEL HOOK! CRIMP!

UT : Moab Area : ... : Blankety Blank (V6-7)

Dec 13, 2013

CRIMP!

CRIMP!

UT : Moab Area : ... : Blankety Blank (V6-7)

Dec 13, 2013

SLAP!

SLAP!

UT : Moab Area : ... : Blankety Blank (V6-7)

Dec 13, 2013

SLAP!

SLAP!

UT : Moab Area : ... : Blankety Blank (V6-7)

Dec 13, 2013

Shouldery cross over move to get here. Then using ...

Shouldery cross over move to get here. Then using the grimper holds to get a ring lock in a crack just right of the anchors. Getting to a good stance to clip the anchors (if the draws aren't up yet) s

CO : Denver South : ... : The Sub (5.12c)

Feb 1, 2013

Hitting the jug. Used the plethora of bolts to cli...

Hitting the jug. Used the plethora of bolts to clip up this section to try the moves out. I think the crux really comes after this. Getting up to the anchors and feeling comfortable about your stance

CO : Denver South : ... : The Sub (5.12c)

Feb 1, 2013

Interesting movement. I need to get the clips dial...

Interesting movement. I need to get the clips dialed. You have 4 bolts right in a row of each other, not spaced very far apart, yet I do not believe all are necessary. They are however useful if you n

CO : Denver South : ... : The Sub (5.12c)

Feb 1, 2013

Long reach but you have good feet. I feel that thi...

Long reach but you have good feet. I feel that this is where the route really starts about V4-V6 bouldering moves from here on out. Can't cop out any more full rest stances.

CO : Denver South : ... : The Sub (5.12c)

Feb 1, 2013

Right hand on a good smaller jug hold. About to us...

Right hand on a good smaller jug hold. About to use the two finger pocket to come out to the huge pocket.

CO : Denver South : ... : The Sub (5.12c)

Feb 1, 2013

Getting in to the inital crack layback thingy.

Getting in to the inital crack layback thingy.

CO : Denver South : ... : The Sub (5.12c)

Feb 1, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif : Hammer (5.8+)
By: Ryan Sather When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: Love this climb, and I finally got it clean. The first time I tried it the 2nd pitch spanked me, and I fell out! Used 2 #5s and a #6 and was very well protected. We lowered off and climbed Tool or Die. Was a great way to get three pitches in. I feel like might just be able to call myself a 5.8 climber now.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Sidewinder (5.10-)
By: Ryan Sather When: Apr 15, 2015

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Comments: The 9+ rating is spot on for a climb of this style. I thought getting through the thin hands to the chimney pod was the most mentally challenging for myself but was surprisingly protectable. I brought singles up to a #1 Camalot and doubles in #2- #6 Camalots and an extra #5 Wild Country. This thing would take a lot of #5s if you were so inclined.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Sangaphogos aka Easy Off-Wi... (5.6)
By: Ryan Sather When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: I thought this thing was great! I brought some nuts, single 1 and 2, two #3s, two #4s, BD #5, WC #5, BD #6, and WC #6. I think I placed everything but the 3s and the BD #6. Sure, the gear was overkill (probably can protect with smaller gear), but I knew nothing about the climb. I will never turn down a chance to get in some wide crack and practice jamming, armbarring, and heel toe cams. How else are you supposed to practice? This thing was a fun romp wit... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Sooberb Lite (5.8)
By: Ryan Sather When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: I really enjoy linking pitches 1 and 2, but I do have to agree it is probably not best for a new/ beginner leader. I have linked pitches one and two twice now without placing anything near or by the sick flake (not sure why one would place anything in the sick flake), but once the flake is surmounted and one is under the dihedral if everything is slung correctly and the the rope drag is minimal, it makes for and amazing pitch of free climbing. I tried to get my GF to lead this thinking it would ... more >>


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire : Castlewood Capers (5.11a)
By: Ryan Sather When: Jan 11, 2015

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Comments: This a short, good, quality climb with a short crux. I opted to stay slightly left and hit a pinch and then up to the rail and continued to cross over along the rail to the mantle. The position of the bolts are right were you need them.


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