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Comments by desertdude420 (33)


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That picture was taken two feet from the paved road, and in a big poisen ivy bush. No joke! Great route though-one of the best at Wall Street.

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That was my first wall back in the 90's. That view is close to the top of my second wall-lunar ecstacy on moonlight buttress. Long but nice walk-off from there.

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When you see this view on your morning approach from the campground, you better be the first party heading up. Otherwise kick back and take your time because the party(ies) ahead of you just scooped your route!

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That climb is an unnamed 5.10 just to the right of "Dawn of an Age.
Sweet shot! It would be even better if that climber was leading rather
than TRing it.

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This climb is called Petrelli Motors. It's named has morphed into "patchoulli odors" in some climbing circles. The name "Blue Gramma" started out as "Blue Gamma" (as in gamma rays). Then it became "blue haired gramma" and then became accepted as "BLUE GRAMMA." There's some IC trivia for ya!

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This classic starts out fingers and then gets to tight hands. An enduro route for sure!

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Ah, the sunrise view from the bridger jacks campground! When you wake up and THIS is the first thing your eyes see, it's bound to be a good day!

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AAHHhh... My home away from home! Everyone has their "happy place."

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Gorilla crack. Just another generic (yet stellar) 5.10 route at Supercrack Buttress.

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When it rains this hard, just take a day or two off to let the rock dry out. Never climb wet sandstone! But this goes without saying...

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This route would be as popular as Incredible if it was a shorter walk. Two roofs, perfect hands, clean line.

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Perfect hands... forever.

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I've looked up that thing and thought..."mean!" Sweet geometry.

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alpinerockfiend, Is that your gay lover that you were telling me about?

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Yeah, careful of the amoeba! I loved this route. My favorite wall route in Zion so far.

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Free beta on climbing lizard head peak: When you see this view, you're in the parking lot. Quick, put your gear back in the car and drive away while you still can! ...Just kidding, but really though, this is a loose pile of choss if their ever was one!

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I frickin' love the deserts of Utah! Where else can you drive right up to the base of a crag like this?

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Good call bailing. Climbing that rock when it's wet is SCARY to say the least!

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This formation is the scariest thing that I have ever climbed.

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How were you able to drive your car that close to the base of that climb? Since you have to take a shuttle bus now, this must be an older shot?

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I backed right up to the base and made my first clip (bolt ladder) standing on my topper. The first few bolts were missing hangers.

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You'd be amazed to know that this picture was taken literally by standing in the middle of the potash road. Wall street is just too nice a crag to be so damn close to a paved road with mining trucks wizzing by just feet away of the base of most routes. The nice thing is the zero effort approach!

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He has a relaxed expression because that is the first good rest on the second half of that route.

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That's chocolate corner.

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That looks just like "our piece of real estate" at battle of the bulge- across the canyon from supercrack buttress.

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That is Chocolate Corner 5.9, and yes, it's feels more like mid-10 if you ask me.

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Were all those draws pre-placed?

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it's a warning from climbing gods. DO NOT CHIP ROUTES!!!!

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That IS an easy climb-5.9. It only gets harder at the Creek! And oh yeah, there are these things called runners that will solve that rope drag problem... and friends don't let friends climb in backwards ball caps!

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Are you off-route? I remember doing the little corner 20 ft. to your left.

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Ground fall alert! Yikes. That's what you call "candy caning."

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Best shot ever!

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That looks so freakin' sweet!