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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 >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Golder Dome : Ten Years After (5.10+)
By: Andy Bennett When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Bringing some extra webbing and a knife is a good idea out here in the Pusch. We cleaned up all of the old tat on Ten Years, but what we left will be outdated by the time the summer sun is done with it. This climb sports surprisingly solid rock that climbs quite well, it's definitely one of the better backcountry lines that I've been on in the local area.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ...
By: Andy Bennett When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Mendoza Now Open for Business, September 1-April 31 Each Year.

G&F has set up a two-year "access experiment" with the King's Anvil Ranch to allow limited access to the Domes through the Ranch, September 1st-April 31st each year. If you'd like to climb in Mendoza, first read this short document, then call Matt Walton to get the gate code. Don't, I repeat, DO NOT share the code with anyone outside you... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Sweet Surrender (5.11+ PG13)
By: Andy Bennett When: Feb 5, 2013

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Comments: The final moves on the direct finish were protected by a bolt that is now missing its hanger; not sure why it's gone, but a protectable hole a few feet away may explain that...The direct finish gets the stars!

Steiger's info: www.climbaz.com/sabino_canyon/page_html/page118.html


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Weathertop
By: Andy Bennett When: Jan 26, 2013

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Comments: One standard 70m rap will get you down to the base. To find the rap station, keep following the faint trail S-SW along the top of the cliff to a cairn; you'll need to leave something at the anchor.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : FIUTT (5.9)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: We did the 5.10 finish the other day and it's well-worth doing. It's tricky but not impossible to protect. Save as many aid/tips/finger size pieces, slings, and RPs as you can, as well as a hands-size cam, for this direct finish. Belay off your harness against the front of the alcove that you top-out in (bad rock quality for anchors), or use the pine tree way behind you; I'm not sure if a 70m would make it back to the ground, mine doesn't have a middle mark...This climb could use a bol... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Straight Arrow (5.10+ PG13)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: It's the slot's rock quality, not the geometry of the placement, that gave me the heebies...it's one of those placements ringed with that dark, crispy crust that you become so terribly familiar with after trad-climbing on Lemmon for awhile. Leading this pre-cams would probably have been much harder!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Straight Arrow (5.10+ PG13)
By: Andy Bennett When: Dec 14, 2012

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Comments: Not 5.10 and (still) not safe. I finally figured out the #2 hex placement. You can get something else there, too, that will make you feel a little better about life before launching into the crux. Great climbing through the crux, but the choss begins sprouting higher up...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : Coati Corner (5.11-)
By: Andy Bennett When: Nov 19, 2012

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Comments: I, too, was surprised by the bolts. I climbed nearly the entire route on gear, placing only one micro-cam that really wasn't necessary, and felt very safe the whole time...very safe even by Cochise standards. I did clip the last bolt, but the fixed nut is only 2' or 3' below...mental strength? The anchors are just above that last bolt... Surprising and disappointing. Perhaps the bolts should be removed. Sounds like a tremendous lead by Kerry, nevertheless! And a completely killer route.

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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Odyssey (5.11-)
By: Andy Bennett When: Nov 1, 2012

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Comments: I spoke with Steve Grossman and he gave the approval to leave the new bolt as is, thus creating a safe belay with one bolt and semi-fixed gear (the nut pulled, I've been told). Now you can climb the entire 2nd pitch in all its glory to a logical, safe belay. Thanks to Geir for pulling the old bolts at the "mid-way-belay".

If you're feeling frisky, continue on through the 3rd and 4th pitch. Wear a helmet.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Magnus Veritas (5.11)
By: Andy Bennett When: Oct 24, 2012

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Comments: Thoughts of climbing this one have long chilled my blood but, once we finally sacked up to it, it wasn't so bad. You're really more likely the star in a flick chock full of obscenities than a gory maul-fest. I'll say that if you can confidently pull the well-protected cruxes of the 2nd pitch, you should have no trouble with the "PG-13/Soft-R" run-outs above. As the poster notes, new bolts may have made this one much safer than it was BITD; of course you can always stay left and avoid t... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Sabrina Basin Bouldering
By: Andy Bennett When: Jul 29, 2012

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Comments: as far as I know there are no established problems. I found a lot of fun stuff. Go have an adventure and tell us what you find...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Photo
By: Andy Bennett When: Jun 19, 2012

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Comments: The direct start-that is, starting under the little roof in the middle of the picture and climbing directly into the finger crack-is excellent.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Odyssey (5.11-)
By: Andy Bennett When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: I don't normally respond to anonymous posters who sling unfounded assumptions and orders around, but a friend of mine let me know about this and I feel it right to respond. For your information, "black death", I carry a bolt kit on back-country climbs so that I can replace existing anchors. Some people call it "community service". If you've climbed The Odyssey, first of all you know it to be a fantastic climb and, second, you know the nature of the anchors and, especially more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags
By: Andy Bennett When: Jun 11, 2012

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Comments: Still CLOSED March 15-June 31. Climbing during the closure has the potential to hurt us all, please don't be a jackass. The Steep, Reef, Raycreation Area, South Park and others are good hot-weather alternatives during the closure.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Odyssey (5.11-)
By: Andy Bennett When: May 19, 2012

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Comments: I will second Charles' ratings for this climb-just stellar climbing. Good gear, excellent movement, and the longest splitter that I have ever had the pleasure of sinking locks into on the entire mountain. A must-do for the Mt Lemmon tradist. We placed a bolt at the 2nd pitch anchor to augment the nut and sharp-horn sling.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Pinhead Wall
By: Andy Bennett When: Mar 24, 2012

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Comments: We found an olive green "Quechua" snowboardingtype jacket at the base yesterday...pm me and you can be reunited


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