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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Crack to Chimney (5.6)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 26, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Brian. How did you like Farm Team? Is is better than the chimney? Can the people doing the chimney avoid those bolts? Which route would you rather do? Our goal, along with doing first ascents, at this never climbed crag, was to increase the number of moderates. As you know Mt. Lemmon is lacking in routes below 5.10 so I am constantly badgering Jim to do them when we find them.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : X-Ray (5.9-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: Never had a gate and doesn't really need one if you are clipped into the carabiner as well. That is, of course if all you are doing is lowering off. If you are top-roping you should be using your own draws!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Rough Rider Wall : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: The unnamed 10b seemed more like 10+/11- to those of us who did it this past weekend. Long and in your face a lot. Take 16 draws or so.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: That is a route Jim and I had bolted and didn't get back to redpoint. I am sure someone has done it by now.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Desire (5.10 R)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: A tongue in cheek statement as John had spent enough time climbing outside the area to know what a world class route was. Well worth doing if you can get well above your last bolt. Bolted from the ground up, on lead, by hand drill. Well bolted by old school standards.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : The Down Under : Hard Yakka (5.11-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: The bottom of this is pretty grainy. If it got as much traffic as the upper wall routes do it would be a lot more fun. Very challenging at the grade. Stay left to get the upper headwall bolt clipped and it isn't too hard. Another bolt would be nice.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Knights of the Wrong Tissue (5.12a/b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: Four hours start to finish seems about right as I don't think you can walk to the top. Seems reasonable for a person who has put in a 10,000 less bolts than you and is just figuring it out. Final word, BOSONS SEAT!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Knights of the Wrong Tissue (5.12a/b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: Way to go Luke!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Hairy Interlude (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: This happens at the Forks as well. I always am careful on C&P at Jailhouse. Smooth sided cracks do not grip as well and cams pop out. I always try to find a place in a crack where there is a slight narrowing below the cam. This is not always possible but I take the extra time to try and find the absolute best spot. Increase the odds the gear stays in and you will avoid injuries. Glad you walked away from this.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jan 16, 2015

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Comments: It is a sick picture. Unfortunately the entire route is in the photo. It is about 20 feet long. That said it is supposed to be fun. I just haven't convinced myself to hike up there and do it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : The Grips of Wrath (5.10a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Dec 2, 2014

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Comments: Hey Jon, if you believe that people don't have to do it the way the FA did then do you think we should make every route safe. Is that what you are advocating for. Do you think all routes need to be drilled into submission just so you can climb them. Do you think that there are not enough mindless clip-ups for you and others who are unwilling to develop the mental fortitude to climb routes where failure can lead to serious injury and or death. Are you encouraging and supporting the destructio... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Hothead (5.11b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: A lot of wandering in a few places and I guess it ends at the same poorly located anchors for Hairs on Fire.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Reefer Madness + Reefer Dir... (5.10- PG13)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 19, 2014

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Comments: Reefer Direct is the way to go. Way better than traversing the ledge. You could easily combine pitch two and three by placing gear in the horizontal you use to move left. A half dozen shoulder lengths will keep the rope drag down.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Farmhouse : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: Bob Kerry and I did the first route on this cliff in the late 80's. It went up a weakness to the left of where the grass meets the rock at it's highest point. It was a chossy 2 pitch death romp that I lead fearing I would kill Bob and myself by knocking loose blocks on him. We rapped twice down the right of the North face and I remember thinking the line we rapped was clean and had some cool features. I thought it would make a fun route.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Williams/ Sycamore Canyon : *Volunteer Canyon : South Side : ... : Death Dealer (5.12c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Alex is no stranger to putting up routes in a variety of style and when he is back I am guessing he will do more of it. Hope the hammie is getting better Alex.s


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : You Bastards (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: You are only off route if you climbed way way off of the bolt line. This route setter tends to plumb line the bolts. If I am in doubt I will TR the section I avoided which generally gives me a good idea if I cheated myself or it is contrived to the point of being silly.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Spew Feces (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Wanders back and forth a lot as well as into Few Species a couple of times. Feels very forced and this was really annoying to me. Save this for when you have nothing left to do.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (c) Shipwreck Wall : Shipwreck Wall - East Face : Blue Light Special (5.11a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Sandbag. Maybe I am tired. Looked fun yet it is polished and has what seems like a harder than 11 move at the crux. I couldn't convince myself to work it as it was my last afternoon here.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (g) Morning Glory Wall : Morning Sky (5.10c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Really fun and sustained. Bit of a sandbag at 10c. Bottom has some hard thin moves and the top stays on you.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Quasar (5.10a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: Bomber small stopper for the final moves to the upper anchors but isn't above your head the whole time. Helps to have done a bit of balancy face climbing for this finish.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Odyssey (5.11-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: Really great second pitch. I only did one and two so I cannot give my stars for the whole route only pitch one and two. Great pro and fun climbing. With a 60M rope my partner had to down climb a bit when I lowered him from the anchors at the top of the second pitch.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Disfigured Foreigner (5.12-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Loose Jug gone. Another one up and left. First hanger replaced.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Hosed Mouse Driver (5.12)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Cool.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Hosed Mouse Driver (5.12)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 17, 2014

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Comments: Did you actually get on this route James? I bet it hasn't had a bolt clipped in 15 years. Pretty hard as I heard from those that did get on it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Winslow Areas : *East Clear Creek : Winslow Wall : ... : The Girlfriend Route Direct (5.9)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: Hopefully she kicks the moron who named it this in the balls if she meets him. pretty sure I know 20 women this idiot couldn't follow if they hung the draws for him.


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