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Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : ... : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Yep! Pretty wild stuff. One of the first 5.11s in the US was put up here, in stiff-soled hiking boots!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Squaw Peak : Squawstruck (5.11-)
By: Sam Cannon When: Mar 21, 2015

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Comments: Bolt hangar still missing on P15. Hoping to return in the next few weeks - if I do I'll replace the hangar.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Trilogy Buttress : Gollum's Column (5.10c)
By: Sam Cannon When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: I came here looking for this info and didn't find it, so I'll leave this here: no use bringing up supplemental gear for the Column. It's protected really well and there aren't any placements anyways.

I was also wondering if you could link pitches 1 and 2, and I highly recommend not doing this, the drag would be horrendous.

The crux is really short; all in all I honestly felt the crux of Shadow and Flame was harder. While this isn't a great route, it isn't a terrible one either and I ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Trilogy Buttress : Lord of the Slings (5.9+) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: 5 stars for relevant reference


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Squaw Peak : Squawstruck (5.11-) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: One of the better from-the-belay shots I've seen. Love it!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Squaw Peak : Squawstruck (5.11-) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: Wow, love the setting of the shot.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Green Monster Slab : Green Jello (5.9)
By: Sam Cannon When: Mar 12, 2015

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Comments: This route can be led as 1 pitch with a 60m rope. Full 2 pitches are only around 35m total. 15 draws will get you up. This is a fantastic route, even better if you don't stop 'till the top.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Vision Quest (5.10d PG13)
By: Sam Cannon When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: ^ wtf is this on MP.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Off the Notch (5.10)
By: Sam Cannon When: Feb 16, 2015

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Comments: The grade of 5.10 comes from the 19th edition of the "Climb El Potrero Chico" guidebook/pamphlet. It felt a touch harder than Celo Rey, but not by much (10- maybe). Do both from the notch for 2 awesome pitches and summits!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Provo Canyon : Provo Canyon Ice : FMR (F**k Me Raw) (WI4)
By: Sam Cannon When: Jan 5, 2015

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Comments: Having just climbed this today, I can confirm that the big blue curtain seen form the road that I'd seen referenced as "Big Blue" is in fact that final pitch to FMR.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Bradyism Wall : Marsha Gets Creamed (5.10a)
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 12, 2014

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Comments: Nominated for best route description.


Location: UT : Ibex : Blind Valley : Jack's Crack (5.8)
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: The beginning to pitch 1 is very sandy and friable for several moves that are unprotectable and committing. Lots of loose rock so make sure and wear a helmet.

Despite this heads-up start I thought that there were some fun moments on the climb. The beginning to P2 is quite fun as is the middle/finish of P1. If you're climbing at the Cape, it could be worth the adventure.

A bit of an approach for the quality, but fantastic views from the route.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : E Crags (DBC Canyon) : Death by Chocolate (5.8)
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: Fair enough! I don't lead harder than 5.10c on gear (still moderate, I know), guess I was thinking of someone who normally seeks out 8s and 9s but isn't a 10 leader. My buddy who is an 11 climber with little slab experience backed off P2 after a fall and I led the rest of the route.

This definitely wet my appetite and I'll be back for sure. What a place! Thanks again for the rad day.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : E Crags (DBC Canyon) : Death by Chocolate (5.8)
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: This climb is not for moderate leaders. The runouts are, and feel, quite serious on nearly every pitch *except* the short moves for the crux on P3. On the 5.0 pitch there is no pro and the rock quality is the worst on the route...moving to the anchors on the 5.0 pitch was easily the mental crux of the route with no pro below me.

That being said, if you have slab experience and a solid lead-head, the runouts are what make the route (not to mention it's gorgeous, and on one of the more unique loo... more >>


Location: UT : Ibex : Corral Crags : Ewe For Real Wall : Ewe For Real (5.10a/b)
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 7, 2014

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Comments: Guidebook suggests bringing a big cam. For reference, it's a #4 placement but is not necessary, and I'm no hardman. Easy ground and an easy clip are what it's protecting, so if you don't have the cam do the climb anyways, at least imho :)


Location: UT : Ibex : The Cape : Left Formation : Shark Attack (5.10b)
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 7, 2014

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Comments: Neither the guidebook nor your description makes any sense. There is a 10- ish route on this wall but it goes up a flaring runnel, and staying left of the bolt line would be quite odd.

The guidebook lists there being two 10b's on this wall, and we only found one, and then a harder, overhanging route to the right that I believe is an 11d (an entire line of bolts is missing that is reported in the guidebook). There are two great 5.9s to the left.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Trilogy Buttress : Shadow and Flame (5.10b)
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 6, 2014

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Comments: Supplemental gear beta:

I'm not much of a sport climber so I brought a single rack with me, almost all of which was unnecessary. HOWEVER, I did place a medium sized DMM offset nut in the upper roof, as well as a BD .4.

The roof protects with either a BD .4 or a yellow Metolius, depending on where you put it. That being said, the roof is really well bolted, you can clip the bolt above the roof before you've surmounted it, so it's pretty easy on the head pro-wise already. I did appreciate havi... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Trilogy Buttress : Shadow and Flame (5.10b) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Dec 6, 2014

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Comments: Finally got on this today. What a rad pitch!


Location: UT : Ibex : Quartermoon Tower : East Face : Aurora Borealis/Lunar Power (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 28, 2014

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Comments: Yeah we pulled, too. But I took some convincing.


Location: UT : Ibex : Steamboat Pass : Through the Never (5.9)
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 27, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this route today after doing a multi-pitch in Ibex -- a couple thoughts: I was able to get to the formation in my tiny Honda 2-door, 2-wheel drive just fine. Secondly, this route is awesome! The West Desert guidebook gives it 1 star, but I thought this was a solid 3.5 star route. I loved it. I am very easily stoked, however, and have a high tolerance for choss.

Compared to Notch Peak limestone, this is the best rock ever. It's really only the last bit of the 2nd pitch that requires you ... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Headache Area : The Headache (5.10+) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: This pitch was quite a bit steeper than it looks from these anchors! Truly superb pitch (route).


Location: UT : Zion National Park : East Side : Aries Butte : Led by Sheep (5.7)
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: What aspect of the formation is the route on? Is it a suitable climb to do when there's a high of 50 or so?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Ginger Cracks (5.9) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: While it may be the most common (I wouldn't know), it's worth pointing out it's a variation-finish, as I felt the corner/chimney on the final pitch was super fun, and from watching climbers finish on that pitch the "real" finish looked more interesting.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Ginger Cracks (5.9) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 2, 2014

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Comments: This is the final pitch to "Unimpeachable Groping." Ginger Cracks finishes in the dihedral to the right, heading into the wide chimney further to the right above it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Rose Tower : Olive Oil (5.7) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Probably mid-afternoon, around 2 or 3. Wish I could remember for you! The shot was taken in early November.


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