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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Winslow Wall : East Side : The Godfather of Soul (5.11d)
By: Eric D When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: If anyone knows the FA on this and name, post it up. A good route.


Location: Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Deadwood : Work of Man (V12- PG13)
By: Eric D When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: How is a 16' problem rated X? It would be hard to die from 16'.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : The Golden Spike (5.11+)
By: Eric D When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: I believe the ratings to be right on. Not sandbagged at all.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Ultimate Finger Crack (5.11+)
By: Eric D When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Agreed. Not PG-13 or even PG.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : The Ultimator (5.11c)
By: Eric D When: Aug 4, 2013

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Comments: This route was thought to be harder by a number of people and may settle in harder than 11c. With my beta 5.11c feels accurate though get on it and post what you think!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tide Me Over (5.10c/d)
By: Eric D When: Jul 18, 2013

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Comments: Looks cool, but a one pitch route is not alpine climbing.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : No White Flag (5.12-)
By: Eric D When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Excellent route on great rock. I got dive bombed twice (but not hit) by a falcon in late April. His/her nest was about 30 feet up and left from the chains. Maybe stay off of this for a few months, for your sake as well as the falcon's.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon
By: Eric D When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: I climbed here for the first time last weekend. It is some of the best rock in Arizona. Really cool climbing.

Manny, I do recommend that the guidebook ratings get adjusted in the next edition. We found them to be on average one or two full letter grades soft compared to the rest of Arizona.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : The Moonlight Buttress (Fre... (5.12d)
By: Eric D When: Jan 14, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the beta. Though, MB is no longer the hardest/longest sandstone route in the world. Many new Venezuelan Tepui climbs are harder and longer.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Layback 'n Cruz (5.6)
By: Eric D When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Huh? Since when is there alpine climbing on Mt. Lemmon?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Eagle Dance (5.10 A1)
By: Eric D When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Giving this a grade V is a huge stretch. Considerint that all belays are bolted and the climbing is well bolted, this is a IV.

Competent climbers should bring no aid gear. The bolts are tight enough so that you can pull on draws and step on bolts to clip the next bolt, and repeat. For both leader and follower.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Twist of Fate (5.12 PG13)
By: Eric D When: Oct 3, 2012

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Comments: Props to Darren for the send. I was psyched just to hold the rope on this one! A stunning line in a beautiful place.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Miscellaneous Routes : Engagement (5.10+)
By: Eric D When: Aug 20, 2012

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Comments: Overall great route. Pitches 2, 4, and 6 are excellent. Nice work Darren!

A bit of beta - I would leave the #5 next time and I did appreciate having a grey TCU on the last pitch. Also pay attention to the rap beta here. We didn't and the rappels were "interesting." I don't know where the PG13s are coming from. I felt well protected the whole way. Top of pitch 6 is a bit dirty but I got bomber pro every body length.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Hobo Jungle : Tin Roof Sunday (5.11d)
By: Eric D When: Jul 1, 2012

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Comments: A cool route that climbs unique features - flakes, blocks, cracks, and a roof. The roof is great!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Hobo Jungle
By: Eric D When: Jun 12, 2012

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Comments: Nice work with this place Darren! Thanks for sharing and overall making this a good-time for everyone to contribute to, it's been a blast seeing the place develop.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Desert Shield Buttress : Desert Shield (5.11a C3)
By: Eric D When: Apr 1, 2012

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Comments: The grill at the bivy needs some lovin. It has a baseball sized hole in the bottom that will quickly get bigger, and that leaks charcoal. Three options.
1) Bring a new grill to attach. The existing one is just a coleman camp stove with all of the innards taken out. If you bring a new one you will need to put chains or steel cable on the sides to suspend it. Basically, you can remove the old one and have a single biner from which you would need to hang the new one. The old one has chains o... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Main Amphitheater : There Will Be Blood (5.12+)
By: Eric D When: Jan 21, 2012

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Comments: This doesn't look like much from the ground but is an excellent pitch. Great finishing sequence.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Eric D When: Dec 14, 2011

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Comments: Cranking! You guys should meet me at the Waterfall this winter. Some of the best climbing in the state.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Unknown (5.12-)
By: Eric D When: Nov 13, 2010

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Comments: Wow. Unbelievable. The bolt ladders all over the place are bad enough. Now this. Chop it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Winslow Wall : West Side : Valley Girl (5.11a)
By: Eric D When: Jul 15, 2010

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Comments: See the route Lady Boys if you want to add a 2nd and a short 3rd pitch to the top of this climb.


Location: International : South America : Venezuela : Acopán Tepui (also Akopán T... : Rey Araguato (Araguato King... (5.11+) : Photo
By: Eric D When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: The climb can be done in one long day from basecamp.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Jabberwocky (5.12 R)
By: Eric D When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: Yup, Ray said with the y.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Change in Luck (5.12 PG13)
By: Eric D When: Jun 27, 2010

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Comments: I agree, stick clipping the 2nd bolt would basically mean you are on TR for the hard climbing. But, top roping is fun too. It's not all that necessary to stick clip, just be careful. Good climb. The runout up high is not too bad. You are on very big holds when run-out. A #2 BD cam will make you feel better.


Location: Eric D : Acopan Tepui - Venezuela : Photo
By: Eric D When: Jun 16, 2010

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Comments: It's a quartzite and sandstone mix. The sandstone is bullet hard. Hand drilling is a real pain.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Alamo Canyon : Leviathan Dome : North Face (5.10c R)
By: Eric D When: Jun 8, 2010

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Comments: The traverse pitch isn't bad at all if you drop down before starting to traverse. I wouldn't give it an R if you traverse at the right place, which you reach by downclimbing off of the belay ledge and the traversing.

Has Over the Rainbow's bolts been replaced?


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