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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin... : What's My Line Direct (5.8+ PG13)
By: Geir When: Oct 6, 2012

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Comments: Repeated one of the above-listed variations to this direct start today; we started by heading straight up past two bolts and then traversing to the left. Done this way the route has a couple of moves in the 10 to 10+ range. It is difficult to protect the second on the traverse unless you have a couple of tricks in your bag.

Two old bolts still need to be pulled and filled. Please try to re-use old holes when replacing bolts; these 1/4" buttonheads could have easily been... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Oct 4, 2012

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Comments: You are welcome! Yeah, the device works really well ... I am psyched about it!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge
By: Geir When: Oct 3, 2012

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Comments: Hey Arjun!

Psyched to hear thet the Refuge temps are getting comfortable again. I look forward to getting out there and climbing some more of the routes you guys established!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Uncarved Block (5.11b/c R)
By: Geir When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Thanks Clay for the great belay and for leading pitches 1&3 so I could get psyched for pitch 4! You rock man.

Thanks to Dave Merin who replaced the hardware on pitches 1&3.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Hey Scott, I must agree that self drives are pretty darn solid for how shallow the hole is. I figured I'd swap them while I was there due to their leeper hangers and their age. One of those was the only protection for a long section of slab at the top of pitch 4, where a bolt failure would be disasterous. :)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Uncarved Block (5.11b/c R)
By: Geir When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Hahaha thanks Daryl!! We still have to clean up pitch one - there is a some dirt and kitty litter on it, but I think it can be cleaned up really well. Otherwise the climb is in prime shape now.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Stronghold Dome : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Sep 27, 2012

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Comments: Poop tube hahahhaha. Now that mental image is going to be stuck in my head every time I use one. Ugh!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Stronghold Dome : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Sep 25, 2012

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Comments: Nah that's a telescope. Some people like climbing AND bird watching too Daryl. :)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Unknown (L of Endgame) (5.11)
By: Geir When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Topo updated with consensus grades for the pitches. Thanks everyone!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group
By: Geir When: Sep 20, 2012

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Comments: This link is for a Google Earth file showing a common approach to the Rockfellow Group.

geir.com/googleearth/stronghol...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : The Fortress
By: Geir When: Sep 17, 2012

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Comments: Peter,

The guidebook was printed in 1997. In 2003 there was a huge fire that killed a bunch of trees. I think this area was part of what was burned, hence the multitude of dead trees.

I agree it would be nice if this area were subdivided and reorganized, though. Edit: reorganized on MP, that is.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Bone Spur (5.11+)
By: Geir When: Sep 15, 2012

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Comments: I felt like there were two crux sections on this climb, the first about a third of the way up before working over to the arete, and the second about two thirds of the way up on the buttress. A few rests can be found on this route; I found it useful to take advantage of them. Great exposure.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Helm's Deep (5.10+)
By: Geir When: Sep 9, 2012

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Comments: This climb is fantastic, and certainly a classic test piece.

Pitch 1 feels a little harder than 10+ to me at its crux. It's about 70 feet.

Pitch 2 is excellent and very committing. We did the right hand variation (the hanging corner); plan on solid 10 well above your gear. Once at the top of the corner you must traverse left approx 20 feet left to rejoin the route at two bolts. From here the anchor is more or less 60 feet above you, but some movement to the right and left is need... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Abracadaver (5.11a)
By: Geir When: Sep 9, 2012

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Comments: ^^^^^^^^^ Hahahaha Daryl I just saw this post!!!! Hilarious! And sorry to hear that too. :)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : Reef of Rocks
By: Geir When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: I am still getting warmed back up after that storm.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : Reef of Rocks
By: Geir When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: To add to the directions, you can use the link below for an overhead view of the approach in Google Earth. The overhead shows the commonly-used approach to Neptune. The return trip has a bit of a punch, there is an 1100 foot elevation gain.

geir.com/googleearth/lemmon/


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Free Fall (5.11+)
By: Geir When: Aug 12, 2012

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Comments: This climb is terriffic. The opening crux described above is outrageous, and the remaining climbing will keep your attention through three more very difficult slab sections.

Keep a black alien and a green alien (or equivalent) for the top.

A bee stung me during my second attempt. I managed to get the stinger out on stance and then fell. :)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Aug 7, 2012

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Comments: Very cool!!!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge
By: Geir When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: I just looked over the new Refuge guide and it is fantastic. Nice work!!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boneyard
By: Geir When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: That's too bad, John. I would think those guys would be psyched to have you sorting all this stuff out. That would save them a lot of work and would be helpful to the rest of us, too.

I'm glad that one of the admins sorted this area based on your post, though.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ames Wall : Seamstress Corner (5.11+ R) : Photo
By: Geir When: Jul 20, 2012

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Comments: Hilarious expression!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Jul 20, 2012

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Comments: Oh yeah! Stellar pitch on a stellar climb!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boneyard
By: Geir When: Jul 18, 2012

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Comments: Very nice John. It would be great if a couple of people like you were given access to sort any routes.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : The Fortress
By: Geir When: Jul 12, 2012

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Comments: +1 for Eric fixing the area up.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Warm and Free (5.10- PG13)
By: Geir When: Jul 1, 2012

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Comments: Both of the bolts on the second pitch have been replaced with stainless steel sleeve bolts provided by the ASCA. Many thanks to the ASCA for providing this hardware!


Diamond USE taper bolt & cromoly SMC hanger replac...
Diamond USE taper bolt & cromoly SMC hanger replaced with modern equipment from the ASCA



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