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Total Points: 166
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 318 | Routes 8 | Areas | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 21 | Posts 149 | Stars 121 | Ratings 6

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Location: Big Wall and Aid Climbing : Does the leader really need... : Post : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Aug 13, 2015

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Comments: Lol, and ice tool. And at least three ropes? I am more than a little intrigued


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Out of the Black (5.12+)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Jun 2, 2015

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Comments: This is definitely a fun route, although to me it falls nowhere near the posted grade of 5.12+. I can see how this route would be harder for shorter climbers, but I'm still skeptical that it would reach 12+ with the proper beta.

I too topped this route out via the left arete, which felt very natural for me, following the path of least resistance. To traverse over and hang from the lip in order to clip the chains seems as though it would be a bit contrived. Using the topout method, the anchors s... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Something Short (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: In my experience the state of the first good handjam on this route serves as a good indicator of the humidity you'll encounter on Spiderfly


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Spiderfly (5.12a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: In my opinion, this thing comes close to rivaling Crime of the Century in terms of quality. Spiderfly is consistently difficult with interesting movement. Its only shortcoming as far as I'm concerned is its "modest" length.

One must befriend the frog that resides in the first good lock if they wish to be granted safe passage. Only then can one become the Spiderfly...


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Looney Fringe (5.10c)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: This is a great route. I found it more fun than its neighbor "20 min workout"


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Dark Star (5.11d)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: The pins seemed alright to me. However I do agree that backing them up is worthwhile and easy enough to do


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Dogs in Space (5.10a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Fun route with cool moves. Watch out as there is some questionable rock on this thing. Felt pretty tough for 10-


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : The Jagged Wedge (5.10)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: This route has really fun, thoughtful climbing. I think you could probably use a blue and a gold BigBro if you have them. Make sure you don't kick out your #6 as you climb past it.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : The Black Book (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: FA: Peter Croft, Tami Knight

Good fun if you like the techy stuff. Makes a good second pitch for Bullethead East.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Spire Direct (5.8 C2)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 2, 2014

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Comments: CAUTION
There is a large disk shaped block precariously wedged in the top of the fourth pitch chimney, immediately before reaching First Error. Although the leader moves left onto the face before they would encounter the block, be aware of where your haul line is running (duh).


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : On The Road (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: Has anyone else noticed how hollow sounding the right side of the crack is in the thin flared crux bit? A bit alarming but I'd imagine protection placed in that rock has held plenty of falls.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : Snakes Head (5.5 X)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: The climbing may not be spectacular but the position and boulder hop seal the deal. Classic.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Palisades and Surrounding P... : Temple Crag : Sun Ribbon Arete (5.10a) : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: I thought it was rough during the day. Or morning rather. We chose to shiver-bivy over descending in the dark. Wish I would've brought a puffy!


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Atlantic : Field of Opportunity (5.7)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 27, 2014

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Comments: This is a great route deserving of at least 3 stars in my opinion. It is one of the best well protected moderates at quartz with lots of quality climbing and an awesome belay perch midway. It felt solid at 5.8 but it's been a while. A variation traverses left under the roof at the top of the second pitch and pulls up an "overhanging handcrack" to top out. The variation probably makes the route a bit harder.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Palisades and Surrounding P... : Temple Crag : Sun Ribbon Arete (5.10a) : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: contact pass must have been too much fun in the dark


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Cry of the Poor (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: This route is super fun. Bring lots of stoppers. Also this route seems to be a funnel for silt after a hard rain.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Last Chance (5.10c)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Good length and sustained. Could 5.10 fingers in a corner be more fun? Do this climb!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Float like a Butterfly, Sti... (5.11c)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: This route is seriously badass. Some may want gear to #1 Camalot. I didn't bring the really small stuff and was wishing I had. Also having runners was handy.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Sea to Sky Corridor : ... : From Beneath You It Devours... (5.12c)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: Even if this route doesn't get the grade in Bourdon's guidebook it doesn't make it any less fun!


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress : Airation (5.11a) : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: maybe it's a joke to explain the tat nest dangling in the bottom left of the photo?


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Lichen Wall : New Number 8 (5.9)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: May 3, 2012

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Comments: The start of this route was awesome. Fun fingerlocks and good gear. But once I got up onto the slab, things got hairy. After doing some "gardening" in order to get some good pro in, you can either go right or left around a bulge. Not sure if I was off-route, but I chose to go right. The resulting climb was incredibly mossy, chossy, and a tad runout over some questionable gear. The route was still worth doing, and not a bad way to get to the top of Lichen Wall. I might try going left next time th... more >>


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