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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Storm Crow

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R (0)

Trad, 3 pitches, 400'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Rappel Rock

Jul 22, 2015

Heart of a Rhombohedron

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 (2)

Trad, 3 pitches, 450'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon

Dec 29, 2014

Scuffle and Dust Cough

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 140'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Neptune

Jul 7, 2014

Sweet Surrender

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 (2)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Tri-Level Spire

Feb 5, 2013

Stiletto

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (7)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : The Tombstone

Mar 11, 2011

Al Dente

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 (2)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Red Diamond Wall

Mar 3, 2011

Swinging from the Upper Limbs

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (4)

Sport, 1 pitch, 80'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Mojo Wall and Branching Out...

Nov 1, 2010

Ruby

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (3)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Red Diamond Wall

Aug 2, 2010

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Sabrina Basin Bouldering

CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area

Sep 11, 2008

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
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AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Storm Crow (5.10+ R)

Jul 22, 2015

Like butter

Like butter

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Storm Crow (5.10+ R)

Jul 22, 2015

Geir's bolt-puller Hurly in action. This thing des...

Geir's bolt-puller Hurly in action. This thing destroyed 1/4" and 3/8" split-shafts and left nice clean holes for the new 1/2"SS ASCA bolts.

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Storm Crow (5.10+ R)

Jul 22, 2015

Looking up at the first pitch crack

Looking up at the first pitch crack

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Storm Crow (5.10+ R)

Jul 22, 2015

Original 1979 1st pitch anchor

Original 1979 1st pitch anchor

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Comment

Jul 21, 2015

Contributed Comments

 

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Baradur (5.11d)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: The first pitch of this thing is really a gem. Funky, engaging corner climbing delivers you to a devious and tricky-to-protect crux that gives way to sheer 5.10 chicken head glory. The crux may be very difficult for those under ~5.10"...you may have to dyno? The second pitch is a head game with a pretty cool crux section.

The first pitch anchors have been updated to fat 1/2" SS bolts and hangers with links+rings. Thank you ASCA!. The old 5/16" split-shaft... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Old Man (5.9)
By: Andy Bennett When: Mar 24, 2015

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Comments: No Andrew, I don't think the ASCA will ever supply gear for anchor updates that don't involve truly suspect bolts. And using them here just because I was impatient and didn't have any others at the time was my Bush-league error. I've since made up for that by buying more identical gear, which I will use on future replacements. Will have to take a look at those anchors on Vistacruiser soon, what seemed suspect to you about them?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Arc Of A Diver (5.11c)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: One of my favorite pitches at the Reef, this is a great intermediate warm-up for the harder climbs here.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Scuffle and Dust Cough (5.11- R)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: This line is really not as dirty as it sounds or looks, and it deserves more traffic. It looks like it may have actually been brushed recently...Eric?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Lizard Marmalade Direct (5.10+)
By: Andy Bennett When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Up-top, we replaced the old drop-in with brand-new bomber ASCA rap anchors, installed near the old anchor but a bit off to the side. Use the closest new hanger in conjunction with the remaining good Petzl hanger to bring up your second. Thanks to Eric Rulijancich for his help upgrading this route. Also, someone recently sawed off the tree branches, rendering the down-climb sketchier...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Odyssey (5.11-)
By: Andy Bennett When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Charles, Greg told me that the small nut pulled out frighteningly easily when simply hand-tested. There is now a pretty well-fixed #7 stopper + biner and a bomber rap hanger in place. I tried to clean up some of the choss on pitch 3, but I managed to lose my prybar in the process! It's still pretty loose up there...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Old Man (5.9)
By: Andy Bennett When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: We recently installed what I hope will be a safer and more convenient anchor for Old Man. I've watched too many "greener" climbers waltz out to the edge of this tower to set up a sketchy top-rope. Now, you can clip in to the old anchors with double length slings or a rope-end, step down to the first ledge, and use the new anchors. This should alleviate the sketch-factor and provide a cleaner lower. The original rusty hardware is still in place for those wishing to do the climb using those.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Hennig's Blunder (5.11a/b)
By: Andy Bennett When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Thanks to the ASCA, we recently replaced the suspect anchors at the top of this climb with bomber 1/2" hardware. Bring a double-length sling or two to set up a toprope, as the new anchor sits back a bit from the edge. Thanks also to Alex Brummer for helping out with the replacement.

Several of the other anchors on this cliff have bolts that easily spin in their holes, perhaps due to the grainy and loose nature of the capstone. Bring a wrench along to test and tighten them. We'll try to get back... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Oops I sharted (5.11+)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: Steeper and slightly harder than the crux pitch of Pissgums, but thankfully a bit shorter. I'd recommend thin kneepads, thick pants, and long sleeves, plus a tape glove for the left hand. There is some pretty loose and questionable rock on the third pitch that the leader must gingerly tiptoe around, be careful. 2 #6's will indeed make you feel a whole lot better. Have...fun?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Steep Short Green Streak (5.11-)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: The third pitch of this route is an excellent stemming corner. From the top of Pitch 1, the leader can continue up and slightly right over easy 3rd class terrain to a group of small trees; here it may be possible to belay off of the trees+gear (we came in later from the saddle after realizing that there was a 2nd and 3rd pitch). Climb the short approach "pitch" (5.9) and gain a ledge with bolt anchors to the left. Climb the exceptional corner! All pitches are well bolted, but ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High...
By: Andy Bennett When: Apr 3, 2013

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Comments: !!!ALWAYS DOUBLE-CHECK IN-SITU CARABINERS ON MT. LEMMON!!!

It goes without saying that the responsible, observant, and life-loving climber always does this. It is easy to become complacent though, especially when sport cragging. In light of several recent casualties, and at least one fatality due to rope-severing "perma-biners", I wanted to remind everyone to do this. Many... more >>


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