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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Pusch Ridge : Comment : Photo
By: JMayhew When: Oct 19, 2014

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Comments: Yes agreed... that is Bighorn Mt. I've made several exploratory trips to the area, including looking at that line in the picture. The entire diagonalling crack was very well vegetated and very steep. The parts that didn't have greenery looked difficult to protect. The approach slope was one of those "two steps up, one slide down" affairs. It just looked like way too much work for something that would be way too hard for me! There ARE other options in the area......PM me (either one of you!) if... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ... : Photo
By: JMayhew When: Dec 21, 2013

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Comments: The original parking area (P 1) is now the official "designated access" with various signs along the way from the ranch.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Lazy S (5.10-)
By: JMayhew When: Sep 8, 2013

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Comments: There is a well-established hive of bees in a crack to the right of the "Lazy S" chimney, as you first approach that rock, close to the ground.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Hidden Jewels
By: JMayhew When: Sep 8, 2013

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Comments: There is a well-established hive of bees in a crack to the right of the "Lazy S" chimney, as you first approach that rock, close to the ground.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Rincon Mountains : Reef Rock on Mica Mt. : (5a) MC Runner (5.7+ PG13)
By: JMayhew When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: This was named for our new best friend, Ben, who made an extra trip to Manning Camp while we were climbing to supply us with 8 Liters of much needed water.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Alamo Canyon : Leviathan Dome : North Face (5.10c R)
By: JMayhew When: Apr 4, 2013

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Comments: There are 3 bolts now for the 33M rap off the back.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Jacuzzi Spires
By: JMayhew When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: There is a beehive somewhere near the top of the 5.8 crack on the north face of the 3rd spire. I think the climb is called Penetration. The bees would prefer you avoid that area. Or at least that's how we interpreted the angry buzzing and attacks to the head without stings, thankfully.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : (02) Pin There, Done That? (5.7+)
By: JMayhew When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: There are now 2 belay/rap bolts on top of the left tower.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin... : ... : Photo
By: JMayhew When: Oct 6, 2012

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Comments: That's a fantastic shot of the rock, Chris!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Ghost Dome (AKA Infinity Do...
By: JMayhew When: Feb 5, 2012

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Comments: Both of these routes were really fun. Good job you guys.
We rapped (~170')from the top of pitch 2 of "Scoopin'," pulled the ropes and climbed "Time'll." Pitches 3 and 4 are easily combined.
Excellent summit view!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ...
By: JMayhew When: Jan 29, 2012

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Comments: Steve, In 26 years I have never had a problem with encountering illegals in the area. We have helped with trash cleanups on the ranch along some well-used routes out in the foothills strewn with packs, water bottles, and clothes. I have camped at the parking area and in various points in the canyon without ever seeing any illegals. Several friends of mine have done the same without issues. I am not worried about my safety relating to illegals out there but try to remain vigilant. I also... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon : Kor Wall (5.8+)
By: JMayhew When: Jan 23, 2012

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Comments: Don't be ridiculous!... uhh...do you know of any in the area??


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ... : Elephant Dome : The Elephant's Trunk (5.7)
By: JMayhew When: Jan 16, 2012

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Comments: Even though I've never had troubles rapping off the "back," I would also highly suggest the low-angle Waterfall Raps on the East side for most parties. If you hike up to the base of those raps and leave your pack, there are several easy ways to access the main Trunk Route (see pic above.)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon : Hard to Swallow (5.10)
By: JMayhew When: Dec 9, 2011

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Comments: C'mon, Eric! I figured gneiss choss and bird crap would be an acceptable substitution. I almost gave it 2 stars, we were havin' so much fun!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon : Kor Wall (5.8+)
By: JMayhew When: Dec 8, 2011

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Comments: As an alternative approach when riding the tram, you can shave off some elevation by taking the tram to the last stop. Scramble straight up the main gully to the right of the trailhead to intersect the phoneline trail. Hike the trail down canyon, (you actually keep gaining a small amount of elevation,) until you can access the final slope leading up and right to the base of the Kor Wall.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Black Magic Woman (5.10+)
By: JMayhew When: Sep 24, 2011

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Comments: SQL II says EFR and Steve Amter in 1986. For some reason I thought Bob Kerry was in on that, too, but EFR would know fer sure. (Never tried it in the snow!)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : (C) The Imp of Nod (5.8)
By: JMayhew When: Jul 31, 2011

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Comments: Hey David-- Tried to PM you. It sounds like you may have been right on the route. I added a better picture of the route-- you can't really see much of pitch 2.
I spent many hours on those fire-scarred, rain-washed slopes. I'm guessing you didn't catch the very start right from the switchback--I missed it several times myself in the beginning. I didn't want to build a huge cairn there, but if you spend a little time making sure you catch the start, which drops down a bit from that switchb... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : (C) The Imp of Nod (5.8)
By: JMayhew When: Oct 16, 2010

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Comments: Cool. We had a blast on it, too.
We were psyched to piece together a well-protected line all the way to the top. Just wish that green corner kept going for another 100 feet!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Elacca Drug (5.10)
By: JMayhew When: Oct 12, 2010

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Comments: Brian Benedon and someone, (maybe Tony??) did that and I think the line to the right.
Both are excellent ways to start the day out there.
Brian? You out there?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Pontatoc Canyon : Pontatoc Ridge : KR Goes to Valhalla (5.8+)
By: JMayhew When: Mar 16, 2010

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Comments: Karl Rickson was a good friend who died in Jan.'02. After the near-death of his partner on Shelter From the Storm, Karl told me how the raps really needed to be improved and the top pitches were a mess because they had to avoid so many loose blocks. KR went to the hospital on a Xmas night, was diagnosed with cancer, and died in battle one month later.

The raps are better and the upper section is a little cleaner now.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ... : Elephant Dome : Elephantiasis (5.10 PG13)
By: JMayhew When: Dec 5, 2009

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Comments: ^^^^^??????


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ...
By: JMayhew When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: It has been closed March 1 thru Sept. 1 for many years now. As far as I know that's still the case.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Rivendell
By: JMayhew When: Aug 21, 2009

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Comments: Steve: It's perfect the way it is. It's easy enough just hiking the canyon to the wall. If they don't find it... well it's all about the journey anyway, right? I love taking all my climbing gear out for a nice hike every now and then. See ya at the next Fest.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ... : Elephant Dome : The Elephant's Trunk (5.7) : Photo
By: JMayhew When: Jul 22, 2009

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Comments: There is a 5 pitch 5.9 A.3 (Colin Goes to Colorado)(almost all aid) that goes up the middle of the streak area. There is also a 6 pitch 5.10d (Diagonemesis) that starts at the left edge of the main brown streaks and follows the left-diagonalling weakness system.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Rincon Mountains : Reef Rock on Mica Mt. : (5) Cryptic Friction (5.9)
By: JMayhew When: Sep 20, 2008

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Comments: They're all excellent routes, in my opinion. I discovered a long while ago that I use a different set of standards than most people, so I stopped rating climbs. (Seems people like solid rock and good pro!) In posting these I couldn't continue unless I rated them so I went with "good." I'll let people make up their own minds. Definitely worth the hike out there--if you're into that kind of thing.


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