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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Magnus Veritas (5.11)
By: Geir When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments: (Edit). Thanks John. FWIW I would prefer that runout routes are not retrobolted.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Magnus Veritas (5.11)
By: Geir When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments: Cool John, thanks for the clarification. (edit)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Magnus Veritas (5.11)
By: Geir When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments: (edit)

John I agree that bolts should not be added to established lines. They should be left as test-pieces for people looking forward to the challenge. There are plenty of safe routes to choose from in the Stronghold.

For what it's worth Clay and Andy are badass and can sack up with the best of them.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: Ouch!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Get The Flock Out Of Here (5.10+)
By: Geir When: Oct 17, 2012

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Comments: Hahaha Jim I am becoming a sandbagger! Crap!

No problem, I will fix the topo.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Naranja (5.11+)
By: Geir When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: +1000! Thanks ASCA!!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : Rappel Rock
By: Geir When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Nice!! How were the temperatures?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Photo
By: Geir When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: This route is great!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Wyoming Migrant (5.10+)
By: Geir When: Oct 11, 2012

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Comments: Hahahaha Jim. Good to see ya at the reel rock tour!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : No Brainer (5.10+)
By: Geir When: Oct 7, 2012

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Comments: Hahahaha love the name!


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.


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