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Location: NM : New Mexico Navajolands : Ship Rock
By: Charles Vernon When: Oct 15, 2010

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Comments: J, I'm pretty sure Quentin is Navajo (I'm sure if he reads this he'll speak for himself), so he might be situated a bit differently from the rest of us.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: Charles Vernon When: Sep 6, 2010

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Comments: Ken, Mt. Lemmon is one of our "sky islands" that rises far above the Sonoran desert and is therefore a safe haven from the epidemic--the ORGY--of beheading that's been going on around here. But I might add that the desert regions themselves are getting safer--Jan Brewer has did everything she can.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold
By: Charles Vernon When: Sep 3, 2010

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Comments: AngeMtn-I don't know anything about the Beanfest myself, but you might try posing your question here.

Jean--I think May is pretty hot for Cochise. You can do it if you have high heat tolerance, chase shade, get up really early, etc. Heck, some of the area's main route developers climb there all summer. It's a bit much for me personally. You might consider substituting Paradise Forks for Cochise. Otherwise... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Rich and Dave Route (5.8+)
By: Charles Vernon When: Aug 30, 2010

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Comments: I agree with Derek. Great climb with lots of variety, especially if you do the arete finish. A little spice on the first pitch too!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Golden Shower Wall : Pushing Two Hundred (5.11b/c)
By: Charles Vernon When: Aug 22, 2010

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Comments: I totally agree with Eli. This route must have taken hours of loud hammering right next to a very popular tourist trail. Isn't this basically how bolting got banned in the Flatirons?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Voodoo Child (5.10+)
By: Charles Vernon When: Aug 18, 2010

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Comments: This is actually a four-pitch route starting from the left end of Pine Tree ledge. Pitches 1 & 2 as shown in SQ II are fun (particularly the arching 5.9 corner), mildly spicy, and can be combined. They are not as good as Quick Death, but worth doing if you've already done that route. A light rack to a #2 friend is sufficient for these pitches. After the crux, the last pitch heads slightly up and right past several bolts, finishing with a fun, albeit contrived roof to the chickenheads.
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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Charles Vernon When: Aug 12, 2010

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Comments: I'm curious what routes these are, does anyone know? Great photo!


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Chimney Canyon : Muralla Grande : Warpy Moople (5.9 R)
By: Charles Vernon When: Jul 7, 2010

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Comments: I thought P5 had pretty good pro, but I really didnít want to fallóyouíre slinging everything long, the rope is running around several corners, your belayer canít see you, etc. Could be a long, weird fall. However, I think the danger could be eliminated by setting a belay after the initial traverse (i.e., on P4, clip the anchor and continue into the traverse from the P4 corner)óthere is a decent stance and really good hand-size pro for this. Iíll probably do it that way next time.

Great adve... more >>


Location: NM : New Mexico, I-40 Corridor : El Malpais
By: Charles Vernon When: Jul 1, 2010

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Comments: Hi, do any of you New Mexicans know anything about camping possibilities on the national forest land west of El Malpais N.M.? I.e., how's the accessibility (we'd be arriving pretty late), is it sketchy, etc? We're just looking for a place to crash quickly on the way to Albuquerque.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ... : Elephant Dome : B Cubed (5.10b)
By: Charles Vernon When: Jun 21, 2010

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Comments: Jeff Mayhew told me that when they added the bolts, they also pulled off a mountain's worth of loose rock. I'm sure it isn't as good as those other routes (which look a lot steeper), but you might like it now, Jimbo. Hell, I liked it enough to do it again, I'll do it with you :)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Obsidian Wall
By: Charles Vernon When: Jun 21, 2010

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Comments: Traversing around the amphitheater above Silver Pond is great fun. There were lots of water snakes!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ... : Elephant Dome : B Cubed (5.10b)
By: Charles Vernon When: Jun 17, 2010

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Comments: Steve, sounds like you might have missed a bolt on P1. My partner led it and definitely found three. Two were new. They are all a bit hard to spot. At any rate, P1 is no harder than 5.6 if you go the right way, and shouldn't keep a 5.10 back-country climber off this climb.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Torreon : Mountain Momma (5.10c)
By: Charles Vernon When: Jun 3, 2010

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Comments: Regarding the descent from the top of Torreon--there appears to be another tree you can rappel from which results in far less elevation loss and thus far less annoying gully ascending. We saw the tree, w/slings, from near the top of the gully as we scrambled up. To get to it, you would follow the ridge formed by the top of Torreon up to around the 'summit,' where it cliffs out. The rap would put you at a level where you can traverse over into the gully just below the fixed rope. Next time (a... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Yucca Flower Tower
By: Charles Vernon When: Jun 3, 2010

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Comments: You can get to the base with a 70, but the rap from the top of the tower takes all the rope--maybe add slings to the anchor. Or, rap the route and leave an anchor to pick up on the way up--just make sure to rap climbers' right from the top of the tower. This could be done with a single 60 meter rope.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Original Route (5.9+)
By: Charles Vernon When: May 14, 2010

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Comments: Even if you don't have a 70, there's no need to drag 2 ropes up the route. From the lower summit, it is exactly a 60 meter rap to the saddle, so stash your second rope there before the climb, have the first person rap the single strand and then tie the second rope on.

Great adventurous route! Crux seemed harder to me than anything on Coyote Tower, but the 5.9+ grade is perfect for bizarre awkward cruxes like this.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower : Regular Route (5.7 A1) : Photo
By: Charles Vernon When: May 11, 2010

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Comments: Does Brad have something to hide? Or is he protecting one of you? Did you guys glue the chopper flake?!


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Photo
By: Charles Vernon When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: Seems like "dirtfall" is a more apt description. Amazing how little of that is actually big blocks like you normally get when a section of cliff collapses.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower : Regular Route (5.7 A1) : Photo
By: Charles Vernon When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: Thanks Brad. I figured it was something like that--I was really just trying to get your attention to ask why you never wrote a trip report about Journey Through Mirkwood.


Location: Guy H. : Black Canyon : Photo
By: Charles Vernon When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: Great photo of the splitter crack, you should post it on the route page! That's a tough section he's in the middle of there.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Barks Canyon Wall : Stroke it Gently (5.10a PG13)
By: Charles Vernon When: Apr 17, 2010

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Comments: The upper pitches are definitely confusing; here's some beta if you want it. On pitch 3, I went up and left from the belay to a diagonal thin crack, climbed straight above that almost to another thin crack which looked chossy, and then on instinct stepped around the corner to the right to find a hidden, old bolt. Then, it's steep fun pockets to the belay ledge. This pitch is only about 5.7/8 but there is very little worthwhile protection. The last pitch does not move into the chimne... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower : Regular Route (5.7 A1) : Photo
By: Charles Vernon When: Apr 14, 2010

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Comments: Forgive my ignorance (I'm not much of an aid climber), but was it not feasible simply to tension traverse from the nest of gear in the pod to to the good crack?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sweet Rock : Mounds (5.10- X)
By: Charles Vernon When: Mar 16, 2010

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Comments: If you like bad rock you can get your fix in a million places in So. Az, but why put up a moderate sport route through crap rock? At least one person has already gotten hurt as a result, and it has the potential to be a lot worse.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Andy's Hat (5.9)
By: Charles Vernon When: Mar 7, 2010

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Comments: What happened?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Pusch Ridge : Pusch Peak
By: Charles Vernon When: Feb 16, 2010

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Comments: Alas, it looks like you're right. We had no idea. We didn't see any signs at the trailhead or along the trail, although we weren't looking for them either.

This would apply to the Linda Vista area as well. Does anyone know if it applies to Table Mountain or Leviathan Dome?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Pusch Ridge : Pusch Peak : Pusch Push (5.10+)
By: Charles Vernon When: Feb 15, 2010

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Comments: Kerry calls P2 the "finger stinger." I found this appropriate, as my right index finger went numb midway through the pitch, and still feels funny a day later.


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