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wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord


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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: sweet! have the falcon closures been lifted early this year?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Ultimate Dihedral (5.10+)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: I cleaned up the direct start of Ultimate Dihedral, and Casey Niggemyer got the likely FA of this variation this weekend (see picture)! This should become the standard route, avoiding the mossy slab with half driven pins.

Beta: Boulder up the overhanging left-facing corner to a jug. A pair of micro-cams (purple/grey metolius or equivalent) and #0.5 C4 a bit higher will protect the moves establishing in the pod and join the rest of the Ultimate right-facing dihedral. The overall grade stil... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Capitalist Crag : Lower Capitalist Crag : Stroh's (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: Is the belay bolt gone?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Miscellaneous Routes : Into The Wild (5.12a)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: certainly a standard setting modern classic.

Personally I think the pitch ratings are more like:
10c, 10a, 11a, 11c, 6, 10(weird), 10+(sandy), 12b, 10d.

a few more notes on the raps. I counted 7 raps, with the first and last one being with one rope, and the others with two. this worked out perfectly.

RAP 1: Top(P9)-P8 ~80'
RAP 2: P8- P7* ~105' this rap station is located up and right from P7 anchors. Even though it is well camoed, you can take note of it from the P7 ledge if you look just pa... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook
By: Darren Mabe When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: ya sure it wasn't a king snake?

red and yellow kills a fellow? red and black safe for Jack?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Pussy Mind Trick (PMT) (5.12-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: excellent work by the FA party, though I am not surprised. The first half of P1 is thoughtful yet secure face climbing followed by a nice rest. Then get ready for two subtle and techy cruxes separated by another rest. Incredible pitch. 11 bolts.

For pitch 2, don't be tempted to burn your big cams (#3 and #4) too early, though there is a sweet spot for a #5 at the beginning. For the rest of this pitch you only need a few pieces up to #.75 C4, doubles in 1s, 2s, and 3s, an... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : Trundler's Club Buttress
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Approach is pretty easy from chicken point. Vehicle permitting, drive the broken arrow trail to chicken point and park. Park away from where the pink jeeps congregate. A trail roughly leads towards trundlers club buttress. Takes maybe 15-20min.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: sweet sound. every time a Sedona bolt rings, an angel gets its wings.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: Easier if you clip in shorter.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Crystal Tower : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: Easier if you clip in shorter.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Flyin' Child (5.13a) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Bawlin' Buckaroo?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Flyin' Child (5.13a) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: Yeah man! I remember Dave and I wondering about that link-up around the time both Crying Flyboys and Problem Child went down.... Now of course someone is gonna have to try Cryin' Flyin' Child (or is it Crying Cow Child?)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: I hope all those in the wilderness areas were placed by hand!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Problem Child (5.13b)
By: Darren Mabe When: Feb 27, 2013

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Comments: Is it possible to do a "Flying Child" link?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Jan 8, 2013

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Comments: Uh yeah.. there have been green plates in IC for as long as there have been routes.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : In Search of Unicorns (5.11-) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: Sure this is not Unicorns?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Nov 30, 2012

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Comments: ah. you caught the West Fork bug...

you can access GoW as you would for Engagement, except you would take the gully at the base of the wall instead of going up the hill... it starts off nice from near the other side of the creek, but gets pretty gnarly higher up. The first pitch is a fairly dirty looking chimney that Paul D. claims is 'not as bad as it looks' ;)

also, keep in mind that West Fork/Call o Canyon is in Wilderness area, so all bolts need to be placed by hand...


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Fingers In A Lightsocket (5.11+) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Nov 30, 2012

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Comments: that route looks like it has seen more than a few ascents this year


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Nov 29, 2012

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Comments: I forgot about this one, Russ!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Stoked Bowl
By: Darren Mabe When: Nov 20, 2012

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Comments: This looks like the amphitheater of sorts that is up and behind the Creekside/Solid Gold area, and it is a cool spot to hang out. When I explored up there, I definitely noted good potential for new routes. Short, steep ones above the sun deck and some longer moderate ones that you pass as you traverse into this 'stoked bowl'.

The approach listed above is good, and what I eventually descended with, as I would NOT recommend the more direct gully approach from below (likely the same approach Rich... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Nov 5, 2012

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Comments: why are there three of them?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 26, 2012

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Comments: I have wondered whose routes those were! This is practically below the Mourning Glory crag near the creek and just past where you would start trudging up the hill to Mourning Glory.

There is potential for quite a bit of new stuff all over this area....

Approach to Mourning Glory. Park before the bridge (0.2 miles) after turning at the Y junction.
Approach to Mourning Glory. Park before the bridge (0.2 miles) after turning at the Y junction.



Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : Shake 'N' Bake (5.7 R)
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 23, 2012

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Comments: Josh, this route seems futuristic! even though both of them have already been done. I look forward to more additions from this visionary!

Besides, the other route should be called: "I Helped".


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Reefer Madness (5.11a)
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 11, 2012

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Comments: Good plan. Wall of the '90s is stacked. Also throw Schwing Salute in that mix, not too much harder than RM.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Reefer Madness (5.11a)
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 10, 2012

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Comments: Nice, Nate! Looks like you need to step it up and do Ten Digit, a Rifle 11+!


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