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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : 21st Century Finger Crack (5.11)
By: Geir When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: The water stain is easily avoided if damp. The crux move which gains the crack is protected by a bolt; from there the climbing to the top is good crack climbing. Both this climb and the climb to its left are well worth climbing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : 20th Century Flake (5.10+)
By: Geir When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: Great fun! The flake is wild and protects well. Depending on what you are climbing at the Reef this could be a good warmup. The bolted section down low is just as interesting as the flake.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: Geir When: Aug 28, 2013

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Comments: Ha! You are beating me Charles!

What if Darth Vader lost those draws but he took them from a band of Ewoks he slaughtered? F*** that!

By the way Robert would never kill Ewoks he is much too kind. Please return his draws because of this. :)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: Geir When: Aug 27, 2013

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Comments: You are right Charles. He should get his draws back. I figured it couldn't hurt to say that he's a good person, though.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : Raycreation Area
By: Geir When: Aug 27, 2013

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Comments: Did you get them Ryan? I hope someone can pick them up while they are in the area.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: Geir When: Aug 27, 2013

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Comments: Robert is a really nice guy. If you found the draws it would be great to get them back to him. Thanks!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Phillipino Fighting Fish (5.11)
By: Geir When: Aug 24, 2013

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Comments: This route is surprisingly good. Three good pitches; the crux pitch (2) is the real deal with devious .11 trad climbing on an engaging flake. Solid gear is readily available but the climbing between the gear will test your technical skills.

The route ends on the large ledge that separates the upper and lower faces of Neptune, so a party can choose from a number of routes to top out.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Visceral Pull (5.12b)
By: Geir When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: Congrats on sending this hard trad line and for a terrific ground up effort Clay!

Let me be the first to say Clay is crazy. He drilled from wacky hook and beak placements and got in gear from very difficult stances. He took multiple falls on horizontally placed small cams and made some bold moves where falls would have been long. It was impressive to put it mildly!

This climb also has one of the funniest-looking moves I have ever seen on a climb, a cross between a beached whale and thrustin... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Salty Dogs (5.11)
By: Geir When: Aug 8, 2013

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Comments: This route is great. The first pitch has some really fun moves and some good exposure. The second pitch is also quite fun and well worth doing. If you are looking for well-protected 5.11 climbing at the reef this route is right on the mark.

We found that a single rack through #3 Camalot with one or two extra finger size cams was sufficient.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Prime Rib of RURP (5.12a)
By: Geir When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Congrats Clay on a terrific effort! This climb has a great new first pitch, super-technical climbing on the second (now free) pitch, and spicy reef-style climbing on the last pitch. I was psyched to be present for the free ascent!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tide Me Over (5.10c/d)
By: Geir When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Wow - got on this climb today and was really impressed. Looking up from the ground it's hard to imagine how many jugs there are up there and that the pitch actually goes on gear. I liked that the climb also maintains the committing feeling of the reef as there are a couple of spots that you must commit over small gear.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Arc Of A Diver (5.11c)
By: Geir When: Jul 21, 2013

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Comments: Great rock, fun movement, and surprise holds throughout. The crack on the second half of the pitch is terrific. The crux moves are high on the pitch and gear protected. Highly recommended.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tide Me Over (5.10c/d)
By: Geir When: Jul 19, 2013

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Comments: Nice addition Clay! I think MP checks the "alpine" box by default in areas that are above a set elevation.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Elysian Buttress : Elysian Buttress Original R... (5.7+)
By: Geir When: Jul 16, 2013

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Comments: A little stiff for the grade and (at times) the pro is scarce. Once you leave the main trail, the approach trail is faint.

After you find the climb, routefinding is not too bad with the directions provided here. I thought pitches three and four were the best of the climb; pitch 4 required an interesting combination of chimney, groove, and crack moves and even had some overhanging terrain on it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Paradise Lost (5.12- PG13)
By: Geir When: Jul 10, 2013

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Comments: Do you mean redpoint?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: The piece on the right is fixed.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Naranja (5.11+)
By: Geir When: Jul 6, 2013

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Comments: Congrats to Clay M on his redpoint of Naranja on 7/5!


Clay at the final crux
Clay at the final crux



Location: AZ : Central Arizona : East Verde : The Library : Liken It (5.11-) : Photo
By: Geir When: Jun 27, 2013

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Comments: Super cool picture!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Swept Away (5.11)
By: Geir When: Jun 15, 2013

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Comments: Got on the first two pitches today and they were a blast. It is possible to rap after the terrific first pitch. Highly recommended.

The hardware looks like it is in good condition on pitch 1 - the bolt has an unusual-looking Mammut hanger but is in good shape. Extra 1"-2" cams were helpful on this pitch.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Cream of Belay (5.10- R)
By: Geir When: Jun 9, 2013

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Comments: This climb is great. Thanks to Clay for replacing the scary 1/4" buttonhead on pitch 2. I'd suggest making sure you have at least one #2 and #3 Camalot. We did not use a #4 on the wide roof crack but it may be useful.

I agree with Clay that with modern climbing gear this climb is probably not R rated, particularly by Reef standards. The second pitch is committing, though.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boyscout Wall
By: Geir When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Oh good thanks Eric. I updated the map to show the location of the better approach.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boyscout Wall
By: Geir When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Beautiful, fun little crag ideal for folks climbing 5.10.

Finding this wall is a little tricky, so I put together a google earth file to help. It can be downloaded here:

geir.com/googleearth/lemmon/bo...

The final descent to the wall is exposed; be careful and/or rope up if you feel it is necessary.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Homestead
By: Geir When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Huh? I don't get it. Eric's the most step up, selfless guy I know.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : The Gallery
By: Geir When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Great Luke! I have a bolt puller that can be used to get some types of old bolts out completely. Feel free to PM me if you want to give it a try for that anchor that you mentioned.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Alamo Canyon : Wilderness Dome : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: May 18, 2013

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Comments: Harass Jeff. I can't wait to check it out! (Edit: I meant to write BADASS not harass. Stupid autocorrect!)


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