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Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area : Southern Crescent (5.11c)
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 24, 2015

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Comments: 1st pitch was great climbing, there are 3 placements between the first bolt to 60ish feet or so. I was surprised that it was a little dirty but its probably still early in the season and hasn't seen much traffic all winter. 2nd pitch didn't seem like it had any traffic as there was lots of dirt and lichen covering the eyebrows. Looks like most people only do the first pitch and then rappel the rings.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Photo
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 24, 2015

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Comments: Such a beautiful aid line. Glad there is a photo here with someone on it. Plan on coming back to climb this before moving out of the Southeast.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires : Higher Cathedral Spire : Northwest Face (5.8 A3+ PG13)
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 8, 2015

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Comments: Yes I am pretty sure those were changed out. There were some pretty bad anchors there.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Feb 16, 2015

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Comments: I will be up for the off-width when I move back to Flag in 2 years man. I am currently stationed in Georgia. Took me 2 years to notice your comment, wish MP had a better notification system for comments on pages were active on. Until then you guys enjoy that Arizona sun, I miss it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Navajolands : Southern Ute Reservation : Brokeback Tower : ... : Photo
By: Eric Foster When: Jan 1, 2013

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Comments: That looks like some sketchy ass shale/mud stone.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Photo
By: Eric Foster When: Nov 21, 2012

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Comments: Me and a friend jumped in that lake from the top of the ice/snow cliff 4 years ago, we had never swam back to shore so quickly before that. Water had to be close to 40 degrees or colder.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Photo
By: Eric Foster When: Oct 24, 2012

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Comments: Ahh, I love tectonic structures.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Right Wall : ... : Photo
By: Eric Foster When: Oct 23, 2012

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Comments: That looks like a sweet line.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Delayed Gratification (5.10c)
By: Eric Foster When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Ok, cool. Thanks for the feedback man!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Delayed Gratification (5.10c)
By: Eric Foster When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: I left a space on the bolting higher up where it was easier, did you think that it was ok? I tried to place the bolts in the best place I could. I would agree the moves are tricky. Glad you liked it.

Eric


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 27, 2012

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Comments: Ahh, ok cool that makes more sense now. I think there is a beta photo online here that describes the spires from left to right incorrectly then. I used it to figure out which ones were which, but I may have read it wrong.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 24, 2012

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Comments: Here is a edited photo of the area. Are these any of the lines you were talking about?

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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 24, 2012

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Comments: Cool, ya i saw both of those routes you are talking about. One has a bolt and desert piton at the bottom anchor on the ledge and the other has 2 bigger bolts that requires some easy but very exposed 5th class soloing above the ledge. It looks like there are a few other possible lines on the west face. Are there any other established routes on this side that you know about? There is also a really good looking fingers to big hands roof crack way far right that looks cool.

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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 23, 2012

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Comments: Another photo close up of the crack.
Up Close
Up Close



Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 23, 2012

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Comments: There is a splitter tips to good fingers crack on the pulpit spire that is tucked to the right of the corner in the picture. I can't find any information on the crack or the corner, has it been done? From the looks of it, it looks untouched...at least the crack. Looks like it'll go at least low 13.

Crack right of corner
Crack right of corner



Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : White Punks on Dope (5.11a)
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 10, 2012

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Comments: Bolts are in and the route is well protected now. I downgraded the route, not as hard as I once thought it was back in the day when the upper section didn't have good protection. I will have to look in your guide again to see if it is accurate for where the climb goes but in general I think it shows it well as I remember.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : White Punks on Dope (5.11a)
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 10, 2012

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Comments: Bolts will be up tomorrow (March 10th 2012). I will update the info for pro once I am done.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Keeler Needle
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 7, 2012

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Comments: Is the Harding Route the only route on Keeler Needle? If so have any new lines been attempted?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 7, 2012

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Comments: Damn that's burly, that thing looks pretty good though from far away. I only have one #5/#6. Might need to pool together some big cams for that one.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 6, 2012

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Comments: There is a route that I am curious about. It is climbers left of the church wall way around the corner up high. I am sure everyone has looked at it. It is a 100 foot tall wide crack (off width) that dissects a large tan sandstone face and is unmistakeable from the hike in. Has it been climbed and if so does anyone have some info on it? If it hasn't been touched it looks like a nice Sedona off width.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Alpine Follies Hangover (5.12)
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 6, 2012

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Comments: Thanks, I was just the lucky one that stumbled upon it really. Not sure why it hadn't been climbed previously, it's a stunning line in a really popular area.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Genesis (5.10-)
By: Eric Foster When: Mar 6, 2012

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Comments: Does the 2nd pitch need an extra bolt still? I would go up there and put one in as well as trundle everything off of it with a crowbar.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Feb 26, 2012

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Comments: Hey JJ,

I talked to some guys about the line today out at the wall and they said that the aid line is farther to the left of this one. I got on the climb today, put 2 bolts at the bottom for a belay because its loose and slopey with a 100 foot cliff right behind it (1/2 inch x 3 3/4 inch 5 piece powers). The crack starts at 000 then gradually widens to .4 BD for the last 50 feet, it is splitter. Needs some cleaning, I plan to go out there during the week to do some trundling while there is n... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: It is definitely only one pitch, there is no way it could go any higher. At least I don't think so becuase the crack disappear about 100 feet up and turns to blank face. There is no evidence of aid either, don't think this is what you are talking about but I could be wrong.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Eric Foster When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: Is this anyone else's project currently? There are no bolts on it for an anchor currently and I have started projecting it. It is to the left of Broken Arete and climbs the obvious dihedral tips crack and the tips/finger crack to the left of the dihedral. I have had a couple burns on it and I think it will go at 12+. Going this weekend to put in some anchors if it isn't someone project already, it doesn't show any signs of it though.

Upper tier Dihedral
Upper tier Dihedral



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