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Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
WOW-BVB & LeBruce, you guys are killin' me, as in I want to go there!!!! Amazing-great thread... great images-the hand crack-that looks so nice... slot canyons, hikes, the climbing, once again, wow. Hope this thread stays on top! BVB-Nice to teach your son climbing in such a cool spot.

VERY AWESOME.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Yeah, but some quickie captions would be nice Bruce, at least a hint at locale. Some of it looked like Long Canyon/Circle Cliffs stuff?
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Bingo, BVB. Some in Long proper, some down off of Wolverine Loop, some out random uranium mining roads in the Circle Cliffs.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Damn I'm good. Some incredible slot canyons drop down from the Southern Circle Cliffs, about 3 miles north of the Burr Trail, into the lower Fold. Did a bunch of stuff there. Had an epic once when we got our burly 4X4 hopelesly stuck and had to hike in a blinding rainstorm from WAY out in the circle cliffs down the Burr Trail switchbacks, carrying my 18 month old kid the whole way. Probably 12 miles, in the dark. Finally made it to the NPS Ranger Cabin at the base of the switchbacks. Never went out again without full emergency bivvy gear, a shovel, a hi-lift jack, and a winch.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Way to pull back the curtain on the choice goods BVB!
Quite the holdout on a treasure trove of snapshots and locations you are.
Payoff for wading through all of the Chossapalooza on the forum in recent years.
Big Rocks straightaway for my money.
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Fantastic! This forum is dogshit nowadays but it's worth checking back because every now and again something worthy happens. Thanks, keep it coming.
weezy

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:59am PT
WAYNE COUNTY motherf*#kers! get some

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 02:39am PT
Bedtime Big Rocks teaser. Seriously, am I the only guy on the motherf*#king planet with photos of this massive hoard of bouldering and cragging areas on like 6 different kinds of rock, splitter multipitch cracks, technical desert domes and peaks, scary-as-shit slot canyons, trouser-filling desert towers, all located at 5,500 to 11,000 feet in the most remote area of the US? WTF?!

No wonder I felt so alone. It was like a ten-year exile in paradise.



bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 03:09am PT
B1, five stars, needs a 3rd ascent! Be the first on your block! Get sponsored! Impress your freinds! Free cowboy hats and snap-button yolk skirts! Snakeskin boots optional! Get laid!..by a boy, a girl, a sheep, a cow, a Morman virgin, whatever...it's Wayne County, people!

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 03:28am PT
For you seriously disturbed types: yes, it's been climbed; yes, that's either Todd or Evans standing on top; and yeah, you guessed it, it's in Wayne County and maybe 50 - 60 minutes from Torrey including the approach. Although, I have petitioned the County Commissioners to quarry the sucker before Mungeclimber gets any ideas so you might wanna get on it fast.

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 03:58am PT
Or you could just do the sane thing, pick up your marbles, and go here:

le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
Good bouldering to be had on the south side of the Aquarius as well.





Yeah, it's Garfield and not Wayne, but it's a short and scenic drive. Garfield's got swimming holes galore - how does Wayne do on that front? Well, I bet.















bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
There is actually an amazing swimming hole just out of Torrey, up the mountain a bit towards Boulder, about 25 minutes from Torrey. Pleasant Creek Falls. Ice-cold snowmelt coming off the Aquarius Plateau has carved a 30 - 40 foot deep twisting winding set of narrows through the Navajo sandstone. The most amazingly clear water that makes Calf Creek Falls look like mud, with these huge 40' diameter plunge pools, separated by short stretchs of narrows gushing with natural jacuzzis. It's the bomb.

Sort of like Wayne County climbing...

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
This place. Pleasant Creek falls. I taught my kids to swim there. Never saw another soul. Great place to skinny dip with your partner then have fun-in-the-sun Crazy Monkey Sex.

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
I'm seriously offended by the lack of my presence in this thread.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Then find me that goddamn video!

Here's your claim to Wayne County fame...



Pitching off a prob I floated in '93 on my first Horn recon...

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2013 - 02:22am PT
Just about rock and roll peed my pants when I found this little cluster of nuggets. Dense, dense concentration of roofs and overhangs on damn fine rock. The Swank Stones. This little V3 crimpfest is what passes for a slab route there.

Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Damn sure some fine stuff out there, bvb.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 28, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Nice job Bob, now EVERYONE is going to be there this spring. We were hoping to have the flesh pit to ourselves... just me and the woman stretched out on a nice rabbit skin rug, the dogs chewing on the bones still attached to the rug.


Only copy of the video is in my office, 2 hrs away. Probably next week sometime.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 28, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
I lived in that boulderfield for about 3mo, and lived another 12mo just down the road a piece in Bicknell when working for AYA in Loa.

I think you were still at CR at the time, BVB...'99/'00.

Nothin like random sheep carcasses, a million dead jack rabbits, and some jack mormons drinking keystone light.

The urban support center for these areas is the thriving metropolis of Torrey, Utah, population 200. Torrey is a 175 mile round trip to the nearest grocery store

Uh, c'mon now. Not to mess with your poetic license and all but...I remember buying all my groceries in Loa...at the grocery store.
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