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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Forgotten Trails : Tom Slick (5.11a)
By: Tryhard When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: Worthy climb - pure fun! Several interesting problems to solve with the pump clock running.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Strone Crag : Le Rap Et Tap (5.11b PG13)
By: Tryhard When: Aug 20, 2011

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Comments: I thought this route was sweet! Tricky crux moves, some physical moves, some delicate edgy slab, beautiful bomber bolts. All smiles.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Hue and Cry (5.9+)
By: Tryhard When: Mar 15, 2011

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Comments: This route is to the right of "N" in Todd Goss guide book (2006). To get full value, go straight up scoop, and straigt over bolt on upper roof. Roof is easy to bypass if you go left. Rope in beta photo is not on route. You will find two hidden bolts for the anchor above the last bolt.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Aqualung (5.8)
By: Tryhard When: Oct 3, 2010

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Comments: Loved it! Perplexing crux - had to back off a few times before I figured it out. Sweet moves, then gets pretty easy. Slung block for anchor. Walked off. Used light rack.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Narcolepsy Area : Narcosis (5.7)
By: Tryhard When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: Fun, easy, and protects well. In the chimney, good jams and jugs keep the grovel factor down. May look a little intimidating from the ground, but not harder than other 5.6 climbs in the area. I wouldn't recommend lugging the BD#4 - I didn't find a place for it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Parley's Canyon : The Bungalow : Moped (5.8)
By: Tryhard When: Jul 11, 2010

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Comments: You will probably deck if you blow easy mantle to ledge between 2nd and 3rd bolts. Too much risk for very little reward.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Bumble Bee Wall : Sin Nombre (5.9+)
By: Tryhard When: Jun 19, 2010

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Comments: Descent: Rap off of foul play anchors with a 70m, or see descent beta for Perseverance Bulge Crack for other options.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Penitentiary Wall : Speed is of the Essence (5.7)
By: Tryhard When: Jun 5, 2010

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Comments: This is a fun climb - every bit as good as Tax Evasion, if not better. I only had a single set of C4s through #4. There were alternate gear options that worked well enough, but I would have liked to have had one or two #5s with me.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Steorts' Ridge (5.6)
By: Tryhard When: May 23, 2010

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Comments: Stellar climb! I think I did a variation to the starting pitch that involves pulling a 5.7-5.8 roof (See my description in the comment section for Die Another Day). For P2, I would have preferred to have doubles of BD C4[3-4], but I managed just fine with one of each and BD Hexes [8-9]. I stayed on the arete for the finish; pro was difficult, but I found some good placements right of the arete that I runnered long to the left side. I was very happy to have my small MasterCams [0-3]@S... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Die Another Day (5.8-)
By: Tryhard When: May 23, 2010

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Comments: I'm pretty sure that today I climbed the starting pitch that John describes above. There is a funky tree at the bottom with a crooked trunk. The climb starts in a shallow dihedral with a crack in the left side that protects well. I can't remember exactly what I placed (MasterCam 0?), but I felt like I was able to adequately protect the roof with small gear and a backup. After pulling the roof (harder than 5.6), I headed right (easy climbing through the choss) until I reached the P2 belay for... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : East Face : Moral Bells Arete (5.8)
By: Tryhard When: May 16, 2010

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Comments: Great route. Aside from the sweet starting crux, I thought the extension was the best part of the route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : East Face : Coral Bells Arete (5.9)
By: Tryhard When: May 16, 2010

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Comments: Great route. Do the extension!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Reservoir Ridge : Crack Face (5.7)
By: Tryhard When: May 16, 2010

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Comments: I climbed this for the second time today and really enjoyed it. I used small nuts through BD-C4-#3. I felt like this route was very well protected with the right gear.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Bumble Bee Wall : Fowl Play (5.9)
By: Tryhard When: May 16, 2010

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Comments: Great long route with excellent exposure. Stout 5.9 moves at start and finish. Many great rest spots along the way, so take your time and save some gas for the finish. Rope got hung up on the top of the pinnacle when I pulled my 70 - thanks to the party that helped us free it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : East Face : Birth Simulator (5.6)
By: Tryhard When: May 15, 2010

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Comments: I climbed the full route today. For beginning trad leaders, it may be worth doing once, but I would strongly discourage going past Sweet and Low's chains - by the time you have made it this far, a crowd of families with small children will be haning out below sans helmets. The rock quality is VERY poor beyond the chains. There is a ledge with tons of loose rock and a single bolt. I climbed beyond this and found a good block up top that I slung for a rappel anchor. If you make the mistake of ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : East Face : MEGA (5.9-)
By: Tryhard When: Apr 24, 2010

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Comments: I think the crux for me was getting past the bulge at the third clip. Finding good feet and thin crimps seemed to be key. The roof was slightly easier - very fun. The upper section was super juggy 5.easy, but still vertical enough to keep me happy. Solid 2 stars.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Just Say No to Crack (5.7)
By: Tryhard When: Apr 18, 2010

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Comments: I found a little more adventure in this route than I expected. I have very little experience leading or following on Little Cottonwood granite, so the slabby friction climbing was a little tough mentally for me. It's hard to trust your feet when you haven't tested your limits on top rope. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the climb. I suggest a PG-13 rating because blowing a clip could result in a 20-25 ft whipper across the surface of a cheese grater. At the start, I placed #2 and #3 Mast... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Puppet Strings (5.10a)
By: Tryhard When: Mar 22, 2010

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Comments: Very good route that is well protected. To keep things interesting, start directly below first bolt at overhang. At upper bulge, clip last bolt then pull over on very good handholds. Felt safe and fun.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Beggars and Choosers (5.10b PG13)
By: Tryhard When: Mar 22, 2010

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Comments: I liked this route, but first bolt doesn't offer much protection. There is a long reach between first and second bolts. Shorter people may have a hard time getting started.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Squeeze My Lemon (5.7)
By: Tryhard When: Oct 18, 2009

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Comments: Super fun climb. This was my first 5.7 hand crack lead. Excellent variety, and a few committing moves. If 5.7 is your grade, I would definitely recommend bringing a standard rack up to BD #4 or possibly #5 (for off-width at very top of climb). In addition, make sure you have at least one extra in sizes .5 through #3. I took 3 hexes to compliment my sparse rack of cams and nuts, but found that the crack didn't really take BD hexes well. Rapped off with two 60m ropes.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Squeeze My Lemon (5.7)
By: Tryhard When: Oct 18, 2009

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Comments: Warning: Lower bolt at anchor has a loose nut. If you plan to do this climb, please bring a wrench and tighten the nut.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Layback Crack (5.5)
By: Tryhard When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: I thought this was an excellent climb, and would recommend both pitches for beginning trad climbers. The second pitch was not difficult, but still interesting and very worth the time and effort. At the start of the second pitch I tried to go right, but did not find good pro in the dihedral. I backtracked and climbed straight up from the belay for 10-15 feet before returning to the dihedral. Taking this approach has the added benefit of limiting rope drag. At the top of the second pitch, I cl... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : S-Curves : S-Curve - Lower : Red Light District (5.10a)
By: Tryhard When: Sep 23, 2009

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Comments: One of the scariest onsight leads I have done. I didn't like the old rusty spinners, so I did my best to not fall. The roof section is probably a little easier if you are tall. The upper section is challenging around the 4th bolt or so - you kind of have to go out on a limb and trust your feet. The exposure gets the blood flowing. I'd give this climb two stars if the bolts were in better condition.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Mule Hollow Wall
By: Tryhard When: Sep 12, 2009

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Comments: Parking: N40 37.594' W111 44.541' alt:5810ft.
Fork: N40 37.890' W111 44.816' alt:6350ft.
Mule Hollow: N40 37.916' W111 45.046' alt:6950.
I had trouble finding this my first time up and spent a lot of time and energy bush whacking and hiking up talus. Hope the following instructions help. The time estimates assume moderately fast hiking with packs. From the parking area, hike up the trail for 15 minutes, or 0.4 miles (don't go .75 miles like I did the first time). Look for a cairn marking the ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Parley's Canyon : Iron Curtain Wall : Motley Cruise (5.9)
By: Tryhard When: Sep 5, 2009

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Comments: I liked this route more than any of the other slabby routes to the left of "Up in a Flash." I think I got too high on the traverse my second time climbing this, but still managed to clip the next bolt and keep going. I'll definately climb this one again.


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