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Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area : Diedre (5.10a)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: The giant face eating spider, presumably named Diedre, that liked to dangle from the lip of the roof on pitch 2 daring climbers to pass beneath her has been vanquished by a quickdraw, since christened "Sting," and was last seen scurrying to safety amongst the verdant ledges of pitch 1. Though the mosquito count may be higher, long may this route be free from such arachnids of terror.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Amos sending!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Sullivan's Canyon : Lower Sullivan's : Sword of Damocles (5.11a)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Rusty proved that the crowbar is mightier than the sword.


Location: NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Clusterphobia (5.10d)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: I linked the start of A&D to this last week for a very enjoyable climb. The rope is in a bit of an awkward spot as you're pulling the crux but so long as you're smart about where your legs are it's not a problem. Definitely a 5.10+ move getting to that second bolt on the headwall either way. And one of the quick links on the anchor is indeed failing the Walt Shipley biner test.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Central Wall : Intimidation (5.10b R)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: That makes so much more sense. That bolt had me incredibly confused trying to figure out how and why the FA party would have put it there. We did this in 90 degree sun and it was damn hard. I was giving props to the FFA party the entire way up. It might have been the heat/sun but I thought it was pretty solid 5.10 with fairly devious cruxes if you've never done the route before.

The last pitch is indeed fairly dirty but mostly on the easy slab climbing above the crack.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area : Gypsy (5.9+ R)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Jun 29, 2014

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Comments: Seemed pretty "R" to me looking at hacking my rope or my ankles off on that flake but the moves were also sopping wet when I did them. Do not climb this route the day after it rains. The dihedral pitch is full of ferns again and the first 10 feet were sopping wet and as such we bailed to spend some quality time with the Beast Flake.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : *Prescott Area Bouldering : Groom Creek : ... : Lob Job (V6)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Jun 28, 2014

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Comments: I can't even describe how much skin I lost to this problem and never sent. My pads. My hands. I even still have a scar over my right radial tuberosity from scraping off a 1 inch diameter chunk quickly moving from the undercling to the sloper. I think Leg Lock Rock and I share DNA at this point.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall : Double Vee (5.9+)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Jun 19, 2014

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Comments: An impressive amount of climbing for such a short looking climb. The "vees" are exciting but not the crux in my opinion.


Location: NH : Rumney : The Meadows : Holderness Corner : Flesh For Lulu (5.12a/b) : Photo
By: Greg DeMatteo When: May 10, 2014

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Comments: This woman can beat her husband arm wrestling.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Volunteer Canyon : South Side : ... : Nyctophiliac (5.12-)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: Is this a climb or a promo for a Bruckheimer movie?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : Photo
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Mar 8, 2014

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Comments: Great pic, JJ.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : Yardarm (5.11-)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Apr 13, 2010

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Comments: Start off the ground.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : Ship Of Fools (5.9+)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Apr 13, 2010

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Comments: Bret is correct about the 2 lobe #3 camalot placement. The beginning of this route is a funky boulder problem now (moreso than before) and you'll want a good spot.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : Mutiny on the Bounty (5.11+)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Jul 17, 2009

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Comments: Am I the only one who bails left into the locker finger crack and just stays there?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : Bowling Pin Boulder
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Jan 9, 2009

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Comments: One of the crux holds broke off recently making this a bit (but not a grade) harder.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Solarium (V3)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Dec 8, 2008

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Comments: Definitely the hardest V3 I've ever done.


Location: CO : Carbondale Area : The Frying Pan : The Skillet : Sharp Edge (5.12a)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Nov 28, 2008

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Comments: Most creative route name ever.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Mall Wall : Bluto Tastes An Olive (5.9+)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Oct 24, 2008

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Comments: The route went up Wednesday and there is still some brushing to do. Eric didn't have the right tool to remove the blown bolt and will be returning soon to patch that up. Camoing the anchors is a good idea.

As for the route spot, I would have been the first to complain about another route "squeezed in" but it is a fully independent line and isn't contrived. It's a short but quality route at a grade where moderate climbers and folks looking for more warm ups will enjoy and appreciate it. ... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall : East Of Eden (5.10)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Oct 22, 2008

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Comments: 5.9+ man that's classic. I found it to be a pretty stiff 5.10 personally. In any case a great, long route with full value climbing.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : ... : Photo
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Oct 19, 2008

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Comments: Best climbing photo ever.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Priest Draw : Howard Draw : ... : The Gomez Traverse (V7)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Oct 18, 2008

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Comments: Any chance of some better directions and location here?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Chemistry (5.12)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Oct 11, 2008

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Comments: You're such a beast.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Stately Pleasure Dome : Footnote (5.10c R)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Oct 9, 2008

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Comments: Not a good route to do on a 90+ degree day in the sun.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Morning's Mourning (5.8+)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Sep 26, 2008

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Comments: Probably the best hand jamming at the Overlook. Surprisingly funky towards the top of the dihedral.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall : Pillow Fight (5.10)
By: Greg DeMatteo When: Sep 21, 2008

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Comments: It's like two tricky moves with thin hands and you're done. Nowhere near as sustained as Raindance or Loose Lips.


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