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Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Plumbline (5.12a)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: i thought this route was excellent. fantastic rock. the only knock against it is that it is kind of short and a lot of the other routes nearby are considerably taller. when i read that the crux is fingery, i figured it would be crimpy. it is indeed a little crimpy, but that isn't what fingery means in this case. this one feels considerably easier if it is a few degrees cooler out....


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : More Than Just A Pretty Fac... (5.10c)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: good route. i didn't really like the bolting from 2nd to 3rd bolt. kind of runout with possible groundfall. easy climbing, but you rely on not 100% sound flakes for clipping the 3rd bolt. overall the climbing is very good, and a 10c climber probably won't be affected getting to the 3rd bolt.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Geneside (5.10b)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: looks ok from the ground, but climbs a lot better. has a nice steep feel to it, and the protection is good. really fun.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Mushroom (5.9)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: this thing loves those .5's and .75's. really fun to climb this size at a relaxing grade.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Laid Back (5.9+)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: really fun. we thought it was a bit better than mushroom (which is also good).


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Mercury Vapour (5.10-)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: super fun route, although getting to the first bolt is a tiny bit spooky with the flakes. upper roof is just a blast. good protection, interesting climbing, well worth doing.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Wiretap (5.10a)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: a great addition to the area that will, undoubtedly, become a popular classic. the first pitch (combine 1 and 2) is super fun, and the belay is probably the coolest belay i have ever had (or at least in the top handful). the following pitches up to the wiretap crack are fun, and surprisingly techy. wiretap crack is beautiful, the granite is sort of a polished gold that is similar to parts of tuolomne or yosemite. you wish it would go on for 240 feet....


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Thriller on the Pillar (5.10b)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: great pitch with a lot of thoughtful climbing. feels like a long pitch. probably want to budget your gear carefully to make sure you have what you need when you want it. only knocks against this route - a little dirty, but will clean up nicely with traffic. also, the bolt was in a really weird location. it doesn't really protect anything, as you are basically done climbing by the time you can actually clip it.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Golden Labs (5.9+)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: very worthwhile little pitch. good blue collar jamming at the start, followed by some elegant footwork with a nice diagonal crack. leader should probably belay from the top anchor, as lowering could jam the first cams into the roof.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Dora's Delight (5.8)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: the only noteworthy thing, on this otherwise bland pitch, is that it is really poorly bolted for a modern route. expect bolts really close together on easy trivial climbing, and a poorly protected crux section with really ugly fall potential.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Slot Machine (5.9)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: new book gives it 5.8, which is a bit stiff (the start) by squamish standards. fun route.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Coogee Crack (5.10c)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: this is a nice, short crack that provides a good chance to snag a pitch in a short period of time. good for one last pitch, or something to do if you are waiting to get on something. the gear is good, but sometimes takes a bit of wiggling. definitely worth doing.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : The Squamish Buttress (5.10c)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: like others have stated, mostly steep walking to a nice 5.10 pitch. definitely worth doing once, as linking up the apron (or other approach) to the top of the chief at a reasoble grade makes for a nice day. also, the climbing is easy enough that bringing comfortable descent shoes, food, water, etc isn't a hassle.

we did the 1st pitch 5.9 variation. the start is unpleasantly awkward, but the rest of the pitch is pretty good. the crux pitch takes excellent small gear and the climbing is ver... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Skywalker (5.8)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: did this one twice one morning, using all of the various 10a variation pitches. fun, well protected.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - West : Stretch Marks (5.9)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: i thought this was a really neat route. good stemming, good small gear. the only thing it lacks is length.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Super Hits - Bloody Fingers : Bloody Fingers (5.10a)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: really fun route with straight forward gear and excellent jamming. the only blemish is the loose horn, surprised nobody has really mentioned it. might want to be careful there, although if it hasn't come off yet.....


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas... : Thin Slice (5.10a)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: really fun route. neat features, eats gear. deservedly popular.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Fall Line (5.10b)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: the only thing amazing about this route was that someone could place so many bolts, and still leave the awkward crux (getting to 3rd bolt) basically unprotected with really ugly fall potential. really detracts from the otherwise good climbing.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Smoke Signal (5.12a)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: really good route that is in your face immediately, and doesn't really let up until you clear the bulge. the bolts are close enough together that it isn't dangerous, but far enough apart that you are nervous about hitting your belayer. good bolt locations though - it would be hard to clip at any other locations.

definitely try to do it in cooler weather. the holds are tough to pull in a positive direction and you need that extra bit of friction. hot weather felt a bit greasy.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock : Tribal Boundaries (5.10a)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: super fun route, seemed very well bolted. the more difficult sections have a bolt right there, and easier more positive sections they are a little more spaced out, but still appropriate for a 10a climber. top is well protected and fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Archangel (5.12c)
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Well stated, Blake.


Location: CO : Gunnison : God's Crag
By: slim When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Does anybody have any info on whether access to this area has been affected by the recent fire? Thanks!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : The Return of Mudzilla (A3)
By: slim When: Jul 19, 2013

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Comments: climbing in the fishers can get slow. real slow.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : OZ (5.10d) : Photo
By: slim When: Jul 18, 2013

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Comments: i've seen those rings snap a thousand times. they should be doubled up on each bolt.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : OZ (5.10d) : Photo
By: slim When: Jul 17, 2013

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Comments: its kinda tough to clip directly into the actual 'bolts'. what is kinda scary though - i don't think he has seen the BD daisy chain video.....


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