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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : In Search of Silence (5.13b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Must have clicked on it by accident. I will remedy that.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : It's A Wanderful Life (5.11+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the input. If more people would do so we could get an idea what the grade should be.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : The Mule (5.12b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: It is in the Guidebook Squeezing the Lemmon II as What an Ass 12+.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 29, 2013

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Comments: Nice photo.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Steel Crazy (5.9)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 24, 2013

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Comments: Hey MJ, I see where you could read that sentence you quote as the way off of the cliff. However the sentence before it says, "Approach the same way as the Ravens but follow the trail down and right at the Murray Wall to reach the small saddle where the Fortress meets the ridge. Dropping down the east side is the best way down.

How about this MJ? From the top of the cliff you will need to walk off. To get back to the uphill end of this crag work your way north along the ridge. Scrambling, dow... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: Those are some toothy grins there. Maybe Jim isn't grinning but Guinness is. Pretty sure Guinness will come up lame every time we need to hike out after this.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tideways (5.10+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: That's a good name!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Steel Crazy (5.9)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: I don't think there is a description for getting off this cliff in the guidebook. There is definitely no suggestion you rap anything. There is a description on how to approach the routes. I guess when I did the guide getting off was too obvious to me since I was familiar with working my way back along the top toward where I left my pack.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Visceral Pull (5.12b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: Just call it 12. It might be 12- for those of less attractive stature but for the rest of us we will have to pull harder and reach a bit farther. It was fun being there for the hooking and sending.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: Good call Ryan. It is Ten Years After.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Land Shark (5.10)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: This climb is another diamond in the rough. Okay, perhaps another pearl in an oyster. Not very pretty as it looks grungy but once opened it is a cool climb. Deceptively hard climbing for a route that on first impression give you the idea it will be 5.7. The first pitch has really good finger locks and pro. The second pitch starts about 20 feet left on the ledge and heads up to an improbable looking tiered crack/corner. It is really fun as well with good pro. You could shift the belay or len... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Volunteer Canyon : South Side : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: My favorite comment of the year!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Phillipino Fighting Fish (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: I have done this three times now and I know that the second pitch can have a lot of drag. Using slings and a minimum of gear I am still unable to reduce the rope drag enough to make the pitch fun to climb so I think I will add a belay and make it a three pitch route. Will post up when I do.

Anchors added so it is now a 3 pitch route.


Location: AZ : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 13, 2013

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Comments: Looks like a pin cushion of some type.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Alamo Canyon : Leviathan Dome : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: Way to go Jeff.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : Ireland
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: Fun area with some fun climbing. Thanks guys.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Public Enemy (5.10)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: Name is Public Enemy FA JSt,EFR,Anders Zway,'13


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Irish Scream (5.10)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: The Name is Irish Scream FA EFR,JSt,'13


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Upper Tier : Skirts Up Pants Down (5.8)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 30, 2013

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Comments: Bolted crack in a mostly sport area! Climber does it all on gear. Looks like both styles win. I don't think every trad or r/x route should be bolted. However we sometimes bolt cracks on Lemmon as well. If it is an area where people rarely if ever have a rack with them we bolt it unless it is a really good trad route. I mean the kind of route people will carry a rack to climb even if it is the only trad climb there.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tide Me Over (5.10c/d)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 27, 2013

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Comments: After the traverse right to the original route you must work way right to get a high piece in the corner. Three long slings will help reduce the drag and render the piece almost moot. I skipped it and found the arete pretty easy but very committing with no pro.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Prime Rib of RURP (5.12a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Nice going Clay! Setting aid routes free is awesome!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: Old school bolting ground up.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boyscout Wall
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: If you were rapping off the BS anchors you were not close to where you need to descend. Simply walk to the far end of the low angle wall then traverse under it until you can down climb to the base of the larger steeper wall. I suggest this for two reasons: it is easily done and it will minimize the possibility of negative interactions with the boy scouts if they want to use the low angle wall. Thanks for the cooperation.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : In Search of Silence (5.13b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: Nice going Alex! The much talked about link has finally been done.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Fisherman's Elbow (5.8+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 10, 2013

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Comments: Hey Mike, I am guessing you can figure out a way to back these single bolt anchors up with the use of the rope or a cordelette. You will not want or probably need to rap off them. Feel free to bring your hand drill and add one for each of the last two anchors. You will have fun I am guessing.


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