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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Lugee Head (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: This route is not a slab route, it is a slightly off veritical face climb. It has lots of small slopers and tough moves. In the harder range of 5.11. Probably easier 5.11 if you are over 5.8 tall.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : The Plate (5.12+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: Hey Alex, I wish I had seen it pre-edit. No worries. It is hard to include a wink and a chuckle on an internet post. You have done enough around here to realize I give almost everything I have ever climbed at least one star. I didn't realize Jbak had given it two stars as I thought you had just posted it. So I would like to redirect my comment toward Jbak.

Jbak likes pulling on razorblades and eating them.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Triangulate (5.10+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: This route appears to have 5/16th sleeve bolts and thus they need to be replaced. I also would be careful on the upper trad section as there is a bit of dirt and gravel on the ledges.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : The Plate (5.12+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: I think it is funny you give it two stars Alex! It is the "worst route on the Beaver Wall." The worst route on this wall is still (good), which is what two stars represent on MP. You have my problem. You like climbing, everything.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Arizona Flyways (5.11b/c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: A little silicone caulk from any harware store works well too.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Arizona Flyways (5.11b/c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: The "loose hangers" might be "loose" because the bolts used to put them in might have been Rawl 5 Piece bolts. You can tell if that is what they are because there will not be a threaded stud with a nut on it. What you will see is a hex head bolt holding the hanger on. These are fine unless you can actually turn the bolt itself.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Mystery of the Desert (5.9)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: This relates to the condition report posted a bout a loose bolt. Studs almost always wiggle as the hole is a bit bigger than the stud. The Beauty is that the more you pull on the stud the tighter it gets.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Hairy Pin : Cleveland Route (5.10+ X)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Did this route in the seventies. I had been climbing for about two years. Paul Muell (SP) told me it was safe and not too hard. Scared the crap out of myself and I never much cared for Paul after he sandbagged me like that. It made me much more cautious about what I climbed in the needles.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Arterial Flow (5.11+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jan 25, 2014

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Comments: I agree but it is a bit easier if you are taller so I doubt anything came off.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Skybox (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: That's pretty funny John. I would think the description about climbing to the left side of the giant roof would have been enough to help you figure it out. You just wanted those biners more than doing the route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Dec 10, 2013

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Comments: I always thought it was interesting that the last little headwall before the anchors looks like it is a slab but the quickdraw does not touch the wall. You can't see it in this photo but you will see it if you do this climb.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Dead By 30 (5.13d)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: I worked this route a little in the 90's which is why it has the directional bolt on it. I was able to make the big moves up to the finish moves with out too much trouble. I could never stick a throw I was trying to make to a really crappy hold near the top. This is why I gave up. Glad you were able to pull it off.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Rough Rider Wall : JBone Memorial Highway (5.11c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Nov 22, 2013

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Comments: Love the metaphor Toast!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : My Precious A2 (5.11 A2)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: This route was free climbed at 5.11 by David Merin and Jim Scott in 2011.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Short Vacation (5.10a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: This route is right of Litheon Flux starts in a short corner then works left of and up an arete. It is fun and a good warm up as miss Cook says.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : The Ruins
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: Hey Mike the first three have been sorted.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : In Search of Silence [Var] (5.13b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Started a forum on this question as well. Should a route with 5 feet of new climbing that is not even the crux be a named route in the next guidebook or should it just be mentioned in one of the three routes that are now linked?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Doubt (5.14a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: For you it may be called Doubt, but for the rest of us it was Sooner or Later.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Just in case you haven't heard about this test I will fill you in. Geir Hundal took an old SMC oval that was worn half way through and pull tested it to 4000lbs, it elongated but did not fail.

This is not to imply you should push it too long but lets not be pulling them off the route too soon.

Quit top-roping on them people.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Left Wall : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 22, 2013

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Comments: Nice Job Mike!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 4 - Superfly Sector : 100 Degrees of Solitude (5.13)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: Nope, I don't even need to look at them I can just tell that they are one star from the post on MP.com. Once again, it looks like I may have inadvertently clicked on the star quality thingy on the page.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Rogue Planet (5.12c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 17, 2013

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Comments: Nice work you guys, you put a lot into it and now you have a cool climb. I look forward to next season at the Reef.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Main Amphitheater : Black and Tan (5.10)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: I guess when people are brought up on well buffed routes and plastic they just assume things will be solid. They may or may not be solid. When I started climbing just after the ice age, I learned that if it didn't look solid treat it like it could break or fall off. Thus Jimbo and I do everything we can to clean the stuff we think will kill or maim people cleaned off. It would suck to have someone get hurt by something we thought was solid. We have also found that many things that will not ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : X-Ray (5.9-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Only one hook on this anchor as I recall. Is the one hook now gone as well? 9/16ths and 1/2 inch combination wrench is all you need for 90 percent of loose nuts on bolts. Very inexpensive. Mussy hooks can be found online if you wanted to pick some up, maximuspress.com/shop/proddeta... the community would thank you. No, maybe not but I will in advance.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: It is Air Break. Read the description for this photo. I should have said this is a climber on Air Break but the route...


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