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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Twilight Buttress
By: zoso When: 2 days ago

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Comments: A "guide" what now???


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : East Hellgate : ... : Photo
By: zoso When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Yup, but the draw does keep the rope out of the crack. That's important for the modern gumby.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Reservoir Ridge : Unknown Trad Line (5.4)
By: zoso When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: Led this today; took my little girl out for some fun.

If you don't clip any nearby bolts this route is full-on R. There was a 40' section that wouldn't take any gear at all--well maybe, just maybe a really bad #1 RP, of which I didn't bother.

That said, it's easy to clip a couple nearby bolts with a long runner, or just run it out as it's EZ.


Location: zoso : avatar : Photo
By: zoso When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: It's an obscure Far Side comic. Caption reads, "The vet let me keep them. They're my testicles."

It's generally how I feel about my leading abilities.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : ... : Photo
By: zoso When: Jun 2, 2015

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Comments: In case you were wondering, Boissal isn't the only one annoyed with your spamming. If your guide has better photos/topos, then put them on here. We don't want to know about your "guide".


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Fallen Arches (5.13a) : Photo
By: zoso When: May 31, 2015

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Comments: I personally don't see myself ever sending this rig, but keeping the beta to yourself is appreciated for many. Just sayin...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Fallen Arches (5.13a) : Photo
By: zoso When: May 31, 2015

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Comments: So glad you enlightened us since Austin's comment ~5 years ago was sufficient. Just sayin...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Keel : Hi. I'm The Best Guide EVA... (5.4 PG13) : Photo
By: zoso When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: There's a route on the wall on the right. 3 bolts then ???.
Anyone?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon
By: zoso When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: Hmmm interesting. You should call the Forest Service about it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Keel : Barking Up the Wrong Spider... (5.8)
By: zoso When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: What do you mean "trying"? It was one of the scariest things I've ever done. I was glad I corked my ass before I started.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Keel : Barking Spiders (5.8 X)
By: zoso When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: See mountainproject.com/v/barking-...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Keel : Barking Up the Wrong Spider... (5.8)
By: zoso When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: Gather 'round kids fo story time.

All info we could garner about Barking Spiders was vague at best. BS was simply labeled 5.8X *, with info such as "Climb the runout slab just left of a row of trees growing in a crack..."(Ruckman's) and "Start left of bushes growing in a crack...unprotectable until you are near the top. A fall would likely be fatal."(MP). And the topos were pretty useless as well.

Looking at the slab, we surmised that BS was RIGHT of the blunt arete (just left of the row of... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - East : Indian Summer (5.8 R)
By: zoso When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: Or better yet, you can lead it thinking it's Good Times since you can't read a guide book. If you do this expect no pro until ~30 feet up and then a bomber #1 camalot AFTER the 5.8 crux which is a high step smear from crimpers. Der.

Also I found humor in your opinion that City routes are sandbagged. I've always thought the opposite.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Dogwood Crag : Little Creatures (5.11b/c)
By: zoso When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Cool story Bro.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Creekside Crag : Photo
By: zoso When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: I know there's discussion about this issue, but for my .02:

An EXISTING ROUTE is one that is published and known. Although the sheer # of bolts looks looney, I'm not sure the route between G and I is a bad thing given it's neighbors are routes that no one except Tony knew about and that he tends to conveniently pluck out of his hat when it suits his motives.
I've led Raisin Bran, Face the Fax and Thieves Reprieve in their original state and they certainly do NOT need additional bolts. ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Reservoir Ridge : Unknown Trad Line (5.4)
By: zoso When: Mar 26, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the clarification. Could you define the difference between 5.0-5.4? Curious if there's any difference, if only semantically.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Creekside Crag : Photo
By: zoso When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Your photo software has had 1 too many draws on the peyote pipe.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Red Neck Slab (5.10a) : Photo
By: zoso When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: Good to know I'm not the only one that gets creative with cheating.


Location: UT : Photo
By: zoso When: Dec 6, 2014

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Comments: Excellent as usual sir Blitzo. Missed.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Emigration Canyon : This is the Choss. . . A Ch...
By: zoso When: Nov 20, 2014

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Comments: That's a damn shame.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Penitentiary Wall : Three Strikes (Easy 5th)
By: zoso When: Nov 2, 2014

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Comments: It's a proud day on the PROJ thanks to Allen!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Dogwood Crag
By: zoso When: Oct 9, 2014

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Comments: That's good news. Now if I could just find this crag...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Seldom Scene Gully : Big Easy, The (5.9) : Photo (Copy)
By: zoso When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Haven't done this for years, but pretty sure the route goes much higher than this.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Over Easy (5.7 R)
By: zoso When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: Simple: A wise climber wastes not money on TC's "guide" books.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Beckey's Wall Area : Cheetah (5.11b R)
By: zoso When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Finally got on the 3rd pitch. Highly recommended. #3 cam for the initial roof. A 70 will land you back at the belay @ the top of Tarzan, but you have to put your rope around the belay tree. Pulled fine though.


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