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Wild Iris, Dynamitic 5.7


Member Since: Sep 30, 2012
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 108 | Routes 1 | Areas | Photos 20 | Page Improvments | Comments 25 | Posts 42 | Stars 17 | Ratings 3

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Location: ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice : Recollections of Pacifica (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: Best not fall at the crux moves, used nothing bigger than .75


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Pump Station : Unknown (Far Left) (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Fun climb, went out left after the the first crack then belayed from the eye bolts and climbed the upper section. The initial crack has bomber stopper placements, then on the upper section anywhere from a #0.3 Camalot to a 3. I only brought along one 3 but would have been happy with another for the wide section just before the bolts. The Arkansas guide calls the first crack Don's Delight, which is 8+ and the dihedral on the second pitch 9+.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : Golden Plate (5.10a)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 11, 2014

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Comments: Great route 3 stars for sure. Medium to small stoppers on the slab then clip the bolt and either run it out to the chains or get a small cam in the corner.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : The Orange Corner (5.7)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Great climb, blue-red Mastercams are nice and a #1 C4 for the finishing moves.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : A Brief Squall (5.7+)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Gear between the 1st and 2nd bolt can be tricky. My buddies shoved a blue TCU in the small crack on top of the shelf, but I opted for good horizontal crack way out left on the wall. Either way a double length runner is very useful in that section. Overall pretty fun climbing.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Transmitter Tower : For The Money (5.10a/b)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: Fun liebacking but gets a bit pumpy towards the top with strenuous clip.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor : Brewed Awakenings (5.5)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: Alot of the rock on this is pretty hallow. I placed a blue master cam just before heading out right to the last moves


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : South Sixshooter : South Face (5.6)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: fun route with good exposure and easy climbing. Saw what was the chockstone on p1 but ended up making a 3 piece bomber gear anchor just below the big fin on the right. We ended using a #3 for the p2 going up the layback section before the big ledge


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Ring Pin (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: fun route, lead the route almost all on stoppers except for a .75 right near the end


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Chocolate Tower : Slingin' the Chicken (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: Great little climb, going up the middle face you can either keep left with bolt or head right which was a bit easier, but it makes for difficult clips.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Chocolate Tower : Chicken Runner (5.7)
By: Zak Munro When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: Fun route with good holds. Also had two people do their first leads on it today, follow the center line for a challenge or head out right for easy climbing. Also around mid-way up there is a good-sized flake that's really hollow and will move if pulled on, it's best to avoid it.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Leadville Ice
By: Zak Munro When: Feb 7, 2014

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Comments: Pretty scary experience today up at the falls. While a buddy of mine was hiking on top of the ridge to accesses the anchor, I was underneath the cliffs to right of the falls and he ended up letting loose a huge wind slab that triggered the slope below. Before I had a chance to run, I got swept up and was carried around 60ft downhill and was completely buried. Luckily I had several people right there, and they had my head unburied in under a minute. BE CAREFUL when accessing the trees at the top ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Leadville Ice : Chalk Creek Ice : Chalk Creek Falls (WI3)
By: Zak Munro When: Jan 18, 2014

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Comments: Nice little flow with several different lines, good tree at the top to set up a TR.


Location: VT : Bolton Area : Upper West Bolton : The Rose (5.10a)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: I'am trying to get a better idea of what kind of gear this takes before i lead it. Any suggestions?


Location: VT : Bolton Area : Upper West Bolton : Paradox (5.10d)
By: Zak Munro When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: really fun climb with a good mixture of holds on really steep slightly overhanging climbing, but it defiantly gets you a really good pump going. Pretty sure the route was put up not to long ago but I would be wary of the cordelette at the anchor when lowering . Tough Schist also says 11a


Location: VT : Bolton Area : Upper West Bolton : Fresh Meat (5.10b)
By: Zak Munro When: May 19, 2013

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Comments: this description pretty much sums it up, tricky moves getting out of the roof but good holds. Defiantly a bit awkward but a good pumpy route, wouldn't be great to TR, we had quite a hard time just pulling the rope after leading


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Sun Spot (5.11d)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: big moves to crimps and pockets with less than ideal feet, easier pockets towards the top really fun


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Scud Area : You Go Girls (5.10d)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: start is a little tricky then solid pockets to the chains. And the bolt at the top is sticky out quite a bit so best not to fall


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Squaretop boulder
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: fun climbing on all sides, better have some tough hands though or most likely there gonna get shredded


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Squaretop boulder : North Side : Original Route (5.9-)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: fun climb, a little tricky getting up the first section requires a good amount of body tention and some decent shoes for smearing then bomber pockets to the chains. Also good to note that the chains on top are not equal in length


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Squaretop boulder : East : Full irations (5.12a)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: fairly big moves to decent pockets, then up to slab section. Longs arms are very helpful, also fairly sharp more like a route you would find up at wild iris


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Camel Jockey : More Funky Than Gunky (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 3, 2013

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Comments: good line, but a little awkward depending on what hands you use. You need to have a good stance before the roof and reach blindly to clip the bolt (depending on how tall you are) and you would defiantly be looking at good fall if you screwed up. I also noticed that the lip of the roof has a very defined rope mark in the rock so for the bolt just above the roof it would be beneficial to use a long runner in order to clear it


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Parley's Canyon : Iron Curtain Wall : Up In a Flash (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: Nov 24, 2012

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Comments: the route wonders a way up the face and I found the easier climbing out left, most of the hold are good but you get up pretty good above your last bolt and would definitely not want to fall. Every single bolt spins and I had to give several good attempts to to even try and clip the draw to the bolt itself, not to mention the rusty/sketchy chains at the top. Descent climbing, but dont fuck up while leading


Location: WY : Wild Iris : Zorro Area : Gaucho (5.10d)
By: Zak Munro When: Oct 17, 2012

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Comments: definitely agree it helps to have alittle extra arm reach, found it strenuous to clip a couple of the bolts not being able to reach the solid pockets up above, but overall great climbing


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Scud Area : Rubber Soul (5.11a)
By: Zak Munro When: Oct 17, 2012

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Comments: Crimpy first couple of moves then good pockets to anchor