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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : Raycreation Area
By: Brent Silvester When: Aug 22, 2010

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Comments: Beware of the bees by the X boulder. I found a nest about 100 yards downhill from the boulder; don't want someone else finding it the way I did.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Loki (5.11+)
By: Brent Silvester When: Mar 31, 2010

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Comments: I somehow managed to on sight the crux part, but was just too tired to get into the squeeze chimny and fell. That's what you get when you don't have a topo, and you "think" it looks like a 10-. Oops.

Gear beata. Pretty much a good assortment of nuts and cams. Definitly two #1 camalots and absolutly a # 3. The 3 came in handy.

Good route, pretty varried.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Abracadaver (5.11a)
By: Brent Silvester When: Dec 22, 2009

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Comments: I am sooooooo glad that I finally got on it. I climbed it with Chris, and hats off to him for leading the second pitch. I thought it was really straighforward climbing (except pitch 2, which involved some serious effort). Pith 3 is amazing, if it could only go on and on. I would highly recommend this route to anyone climbing at the grade. Pitch 4 is a little heady to start, but eases up and the friendly flake is absolutly wild! We didn't have enough time to do the final 6th pitch, but I WI... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tucson Area Bouldering : Panther Peak : Beast Boulder : Righteous Beast (V6+)
By: Brent Silvester When: Nov 11, 2009

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Comments: My fat a$$ broke another hold off. One of the jugs in the beginning is gone. So, I suppose, that's my effort to keep the climbing more in the grade. Won't change much though, but we'll see what I pull off next time.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Stoop (5.11b)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 22, 2009

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Comments: THIN face climbing. It kind of gets hard really quickly, but leads to a really fun finsih.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Pollinator (5.10a)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 22, 2009

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Comments: Bit of history: this was the first route we climbed out here. It was awesome, and a day to remember. It was a little disappointing to see so much lose rock at the top of the pinnacle, I know we both wanted to stand on top. We found a "great" 1/4 bolt up there (probably from the Baker era), and made an anchor to get down. The next time up, we went with a drill to install an anchor and start putting in routes, which ended up with us getting rained out and bumming. I remember feeling like we w... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Draw Iron (5.11d)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 22, 2009

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Comments: A really great route involving some wild pockets in the middle. The rating on this was a consensous rating, but might feel stiff for shorter folks. Traversing the lip out over the roof, in my honest opinion, is a really exciting and fun finish (three stars). Heading straight up is substantially easier (two stars). So if you're gonna do it more than once, try both ways and see what you think.

Either way you slice it, this route is nicely overhung, and pretty varried on some of the nicest r... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Pocket Protector (5.10c)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 22, 2009

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Comments: Ohhhh yeah. The best, and only, warm up route for the area. I might have climbed this route almost 10 times, and it's keeps getting more and more fun!!!! If your climbing at this grade, I would recommend this route highly.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : The Breeze (5.11c)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 9, 2009

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Comments: Ya'll are crazy, and maybe old.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : The Breeze (5.11c)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 7, 2009

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Comments: I guess I must have found all the jugs, and managed to skip the bad holds. Perhaps, someone with less reach, or shorter than me might find it more difficult. It was originally rated .11a anyway . . . so .10d isn't that far off.

Comparing this to Planet Eater, I think this route is easier. I would imagine with wet epoxy holds though, this would feel considerably more difficult.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Big Bad Wolf (V9)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 6, 2009

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Comments: CLIMBING IS FUN! Right?

For what its worth, in my opinon, the V7 seam to the left feels harder than "big bad wolf". I'd agree the crux of Jewl Theif is the top, but I think it feels harder when you do all the hard moves to get there. It's a little more relaxed using the jugs on "big bad wolf". But whatever, the climbing is fun and the rock is good.

I like where Joe's heads at. We've obviously gotten attached to our local boulders, and hopefully we can all co-exist in peace. There is st... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : The Flake Left (V6 PG13)
By: Brent Silvester When: Sep 23, 2009

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Comments: PG 13?? The branch would be more of an issue for the V8 to the left of this problem, but not an issue for this climb. They don't make landings better than this one, and it's not tall.

The climbing is good though. One exceedingly sharp hold. In my opinion, the right variation is a little more fun.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Golden Beaver (5.12+)
By: Brent Silvester When: May 6, 2009

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Comments: Nice work on the route David. Glad to hear you got it.

Also updated FA information. Thanks rickd for the update. Hopefully more people will continue to get on this route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Aerial Combat (5.11)
By: Brent Silvester When: Apr 8, 2009

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Comments: Did the right hand variation to the route. Really fun on sight. It was like four mini-routes (steep start, slab, roof, easy finish) combined together. Didn't have tape, and I would agree that it would be nice to have. Seems like the route could take gear, so if that's your thing, it would be an amazing effort to lead it that way. Will try the left hand variation next time.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Vistacruiser (5.7 PG13)
By: Brent Silvester When: Jan 22, 2009

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Comments: Fun route. A really great route to climb during sunset. A buddy of mine followed me up the route, and had to stop to admire the sunset and twinkling light of Tucson below. Wouldn't recommend this route to someone breaking into leading 5.7.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Blood Book (5.10-)
By: Brent Silvester When: Jan 17, 2009

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Comments: One Pitch Wonder!!! Definatly worth the hike for this route. I would say there are too many no hands rests to be a .10. A solid 5.9 lead. Eveytime I climb it, I find differents ways to protect it. Lovely route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Forgotten Wall, Control Tow...
By: Brent Silvester When: Dec 16, 2008

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Comments: Thanks for the development. Just went yesterday and had a blast. Unfortunately we forgot to bring gear, and what a mistake that turned out to be. Watch out for the cat claw acacia if you wander off the trails. Can't wait to get back there.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Nang (5.10a)
By: Brent Silvester When: Dec 11, 2008

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Comments: In the guide book it says to walk off this thing. Has anyone done that? Looks a little stressful.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Golden Beaver (5.12+)
By: Brent Silvester When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: David Merin and others out there,

Since this appears to still be an issue, I will post this to hopefully clarify, and resolve the situation.

I can understand everyone's attachment to the bolts, and seeing as it's not my FA (and the FA, as I understand it, climbed that section with pins), I'm not gonna do anything but climb the route on gear, and be happy that Mother Nature set this wonderful route. Weather there are bolts there or not, it is still an amazing line. I think, in my opinion, t... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Golden Beaver (5.12+)
By: Brent Silvester When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: Yes, December and January would be excellent times of the year to spend by the beaver wall. Maybe not when it is windy though. A good rule of thumb is that it's usually 15-20 degrees cooler at windy point than in the basin. So if it's 60 in town, you can expect it to be around 40 degrees.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Aretey Done (V0-)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 6, 2008

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Comments: again, an amazing line which is fun for everyone. A relativly flat landing eases the mind for a newer climber. The pads can be moved to assist with the down climb.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Euclid (V0)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 6, 2008

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Comments: The sit start is actually behind the bush. I highly recommend this route for all climbers. Super easy walk off too, so that nice for newer climbers getting into bouldering.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Logjammin' (V4)
By: Brent Silvester When: Oct 6, 2008

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Comments: maybe a V0+, maybe. Tape might be useful if you want to try it more than once. "I'm here to fix your cable"


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Golden Beaver (5.12+)
By: Brent Silvester When: Jul 2, 2008

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Comments: After getting on it yet again, I have to bump it up another star. This is one of the best 12's I have been on since I moved here. Get your small gear together and get on it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Jaws (5.8)
By: Brent Silvester When: Jun 30, 2008

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Comments: To start, I'll tell ya it's the best 5.8 that I've done on that mountain. Really interesting climbing, getting you into places very few climber, let alone people ever see. It is especially exciting to struggle half way through the chimney, and look up the crack to see a sliver of sky. Extremely fun climbing.


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