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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 [Var] (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.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Williams/ Sycamore Canyon : *Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Paradise Lost (5.12- PG13)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 10, 2013

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Comments: If you can't onsight it on your second go you really suck!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Williams/ Sycamore Canyon : *Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Paradise Lost (5.12- PG13)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Robbie, you saved me the effort. ^^^^ Love people rating routes on TR not that they can't be accurate but this route gets harder if you are placing gear. Duh.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Dos Perras (5.11+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Good for you John for getting on this. I would bet that less than 20 of the thousands who have visited the New Wave Wall ever ventured near this thing. As far as the debris goes I would guess that less than five minutes would lower the start. That was all it took to clear the rocks from the start of Holey Moley about a month ago.



Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Scimitar (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: Mad respect John. You seem to have had a lot more huevos than good sense back then. Those flakes in places really don't inspire confidence in the cams shoved behind them. It is a fun top-rope!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Wheeler Wall
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: It really helps to have the topo with you. Quickdraw and El-Kabong cross at the bolt at the top of the seam on Quickdraw.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boyscout Wall
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Descent is not exposed if you drop down to the base of the main wall instead of cutting over to the middle of the wall. Most people will miss the hard left Geir (gooole image) took and end up at the left end of the cliff. From here you just traverse the base until you get to a steep scramble down to the start of the routes.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Good on you for getting on it John. The crux is crazy hard and makes you believe in the rubber you paid so much for. Oh, and it has never had a second ascent.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : No Name (5.10+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: If you are desperate for some trad it has a short bit of crack.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boneyard
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 26, 2013

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Comments: A number of the newer routes here take a 70M rope to reach the ground from the low anchors. Please tie a knot in the belayers end of the rope and pay attention when lowering.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : West (Center) Face : The Hunting of the Snark (5.12c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: Always looked at doing that. A great looking section of steep. Nice.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 17, 2013

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Comments: Hey Lar I used to throw cans in the lake and sink them with rocks. I dont do that any more. I will bring a stencil & some paint the next time I go Lar. R you upset about something?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 16, 2013

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Comments: Hey Lar, I think John just offered to pay for some hardware to ensure that it is up to standard. I would send him your address and say thank you. John is a stand up guy who contributes to the development and upkeep of hardware on old and new routes.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: Okay, okay, sixty or 70 feet of it. You did it with not so much as a whimper so it must be fun!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Gladiator (5.12a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 12, 2013

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Comments: Nice you did it ground up John. That crux is burly and I didn't figure out the sequence. I was not sure where to move left into the corner. I went at the first chance but I ended up back to the right using holds on Histo where it moves a little left of the main weakness.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Gladiator (5.12a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 12, 2013

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Comments: Attempted this route today. Glad I had a long runner to use on a blocky ledge for pro. I used an RP and a gray mastercam to keep it from being pulled off if I happened to fall trying to get to the bolt about 12 feet above the ledge. I didn't fall but I could not get past the bolt without down-climbing and traversing left to the pin. From there I could not get past it. Hmmm Will have to work on this problem.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : X-Ray (5.9-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: Hey Chris, I appreciate that you are helping by replacing the worn carabiners. I would encourage you not to use lockers however as people lock them and they often need pliers to unscrew. It also makes it hard to clip them on an onsight lead of the route.

I would also suggest to everyone that they use their own draws and quit top-roping on them.

Newer climbers are nervous about lowering anyway. Explain the physics of it to them and they can teach themselves to use their rational brain to... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: I thought it was "a baby angle loses it wings"?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Salome : Super slab (5.11-) : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: 35 years of putting up slab routes and hard ones at that. Pretty sure I have only ever put up 3 or 4 that were 5.12. These kids that are showing up are doing amazing things Paul. The amazing kids are starting to show up from the gym and this kid might be one. He has a 13c ticked. Not sure if he redpointed it but I assume he did. Either way its cool he is even on a slab.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Unearth Thee Delights (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: "I will take a brush to it next time I'm there." That's the spirit.

When you say dirty I am guessing you mean dust and lichen. Pretty sure I had an hour or more into it when we put it up. Perhaps the warmer weather will lead to more people going to this shady wall. More climbers will lead to cleaner routes.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Rough Rider Wall : Semi Bluff (5.12a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: Did this route again this weekend and had the same experience at the middle crux as before. Really hard if you don't see all the holds you can use. For some reason I forget about them from year to year.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Jbak, I think.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : New Wave Direct (5.12c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: Rest! Hah! I am in too big a hurry to send this thing to take a rest. Falling. "Damn, I need to get stronger"!

I watched too guys work Goliath for months. They each had dozens of runs before they got up it. They were stronger than me by a factor of two but would not stay at a rest longer than 60 seconds. Heel hooks, wrist hooks, knee bars, thumb catches all these techniques can make the difference. Oh yeah, and lose 5 pounds.


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