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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Traxtion (5.8+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: FFA if it had not already been soloed. Either way that is cool.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Modern Relic (5.10+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 17, 2014

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Comments: Second pitch makes it worth bringing a light rack with you.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Micro Slab (5.8-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: There should be quicklinks and Carabiners. Someone could replace them. I always have a set spray painted gray in my pack.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Climb With A View (5.13)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: I used self drives and I read what the ASCA wrote about them. I paraphrase, they only had a shear of 3000 which didn't seem that good considering the effort it took to put them in. That seems pretty good to me. I am not recommending their use just was surprised they thought it was not very good. Can't remember what a modern 3/8ths is. Anyway, it would be worth asking Ray if he used drop ins of self drills. For future reference mine were used in the early 80s. When I get done with my other ma... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Climb With A View (5.13)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Hey Alex, Thanks for the upgrade. These bolts needed to be replaced. Your term "shockingly horrible" is interesting. Were the short bolts rusted away or just short? Those short bolts have held tons of falls over the years. You may not be aware that they were screwed into sleeves known as drop ins or self drives that are much longer than the bolts. I used to put self drives in with grade eight bolts which are super strong. If the part below the rock was placed properly they are bomber as w... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : The Thief (5.11b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: Sounds like some gym tape might be needed! Maybe they can adjust the bolts to force the issue. It can't always be done without ruining the natural flow and making people feel manipulated. This is the problem with climbing real rock, sometimes a nearby weakness makes it impossible to maintain a more sustained climb.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : The Thief (5.11b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: That's interesting Eric. While looking at the photos I wondered if people were just avoiding what looked like a short move to the right or if it was a depth of field thing. Not sure if that is what you did but that was my thought.

It is easy at times when setting up routes to force a line up a section of rock. This is especially true if it is a cool feature.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : The Eagle's Gift (5.11c/d)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Pretty sure they cinched stopppers as we have done in the past.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : The Eagle's Gift (5.11c/d)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: This may be the route Jim did years ago. He said their was a super high quality 5.11 at this crag. You might talk to him and see if this is the one he did.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : F*ck Me Pumps (5.13+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: Nice going Alex. Glad to see someone finally climbed this thing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : The Eagle's Gift (5.11c/d)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: Nah, not cranky about that. Just sayin' it is hard to rate stuff when you work a route and it feels or is rated harder than you usually climb easily and then you walk it on the redpoint. This is why I wish people would take a little time and post up on this site how many stars they think a route deserves and and what they would rate it if it is different from what is posted.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : The Eagle's Gift (5.11c/d)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: I hiked three of my hardest redpoints. Should I rate them 12a which is as hard as they felt?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Loki (5.11+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: The first pitch has about 30 feet of cool climbing. The section where SA suggests moving left to a fixed pin is trivial and contrived and adds little to the experience. Looking forward to doing the second pitch.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tanque Verde Canyon : The Tool Shed : Eye Of The Tiger (5.12+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: Nice going Ryan. Wondered where all the chalk on Yard Boss came from when I was there last week. Didn't think anyone ever got on that thing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : Grad Rock
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: Packrats love shiney stuff. If they left the hammer you might look for a packrat nest.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Thumbs Up (5.11+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Funny story John. A buddy of mine had pretty long draws on those anchors after his first run. Thus he could avoid making the last move on a top rope. I clipped them short when I went up. He took a good whipper and was pretty pissed until he saw the humor in it. I think he saw the humor in it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : La Diablita (5.10d)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 30, 2014

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Comments: Bolts replaced today with ASCA bolts and hangers after seeing rusting of the bolts and nuts on this climb up a water stain. One of the bolts looked brand new. I thought it must have been stainless so I pulled off the hanger to check the stud. The stud itself was rusty despite appearance of it being a brand new bolt and hanger. Probably still good for a lot years but I had everything needed to bring it up to date and did.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : No Hope Without Dope (5.7)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 25, 2014

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Comments: I never saw this variation.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Feed The Sweed (5.8)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: First pitch is really good and the last two are worth doing as it reminded me of Sheepshead. Good for the moderate team. If you know how to jam the finish is not the crux.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Sweet Pea (5.5)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Never found this route. I wasn't really looking for it but I think I found all the others. It needs a better location description now that there is another route to the left. There is a set of chain anchors at the top of a left facing corner weakness.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Triangulate (5.10+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Wow, Stieger types and in less than 20 minutes it has been done. Thanks John and John. This should reduce the chance of lowering off accidents.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Armed Robbery (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: Replaced the last two Original bolts on this climb with 1/2 inch ASCA bolts right after Aleix took a 20 footer on to the top one. So little rust and almost no damage convinces me they would have been good for a lot longer.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Sentenced To Hang (5.12b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: New ASCA anchor bolts and the last two original bolts have been replaced with 1/2 inch Rawl 5 piece bolts from the ASCA. The quicklinks and mussys need to be moved down to the new anchor. I didn't have a crescent wrench to loosen the quicklinks on the mussys.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Family Affair (5.10b/c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOWER OFF THIS ROUTE IF YOU DO IT AS A SINGLE PITCH. HAVE YOUR PARTNER FOLLOW IT IF YOU DO IT IN ONE PITCH. A 70M RAPPEL CAN BE DONE BUT IS JUST BARELY LONG ENOUGH. YOU CAN ALSO RAP TO THE TOP OF MOMS ROCK AND RAP AGAIN.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Triangulate (5.10+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING. 70M ROPE NEEDED!!! IF YOU DO THIS ROUTE WITH THE NEW LINK-UP A 70M JUST BARELY REACHES THE GROUND. IN FACT, THE BELAYER MAY NEED TO MOVE UP THE HILL. YOU CAN ALSO RAP TO THE TOP OF MOMS ROCK THEN TO THE GROUND.


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