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Point Rank: # 996
Total Points: 634
Last Year: 10
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Roofer Madness (5.8+)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: crux in the middle (below the roof) seemed a lot harder than 5.8+. it's possible a hold broke off because i agreed with most of the other grades at this crag.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Obama-nation (5.9-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: is this the one with 3 bulges, one of which is a roof move at the end?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Fisherman's Elbow (5.8+)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: did this route today and found a rappel setup on the 2-bolt anchor at the top of pitch 2. the first bolt on pitch 3 is really hard to see (it took us several minutes to find it) so my guess is somebody couldn't figure out where the route was supposed to go and rapped off.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : The Rupley Route (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: p1: pain in the ass. just do the first pitch of Steel Crazy instead.
p2: 100-foot belay transition.
p3: might be the best 5.8 trad pitch on the mountain (5.9 move at the top of this pitch is protected by a bolt).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Twice As Nice (5.8)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: Walk off


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Rapture of the Steep (5.10)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: "Pull the roof (don't fall here)"

does this mean the move isn't very well protected?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Steve's Arete (5.11a)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: this is a 4-star route and here's why:
1. the climbing is classic. while short, the movement is amazing.
2. the route is as aesthetic as it gets. a perfect arching arete coupled with incredible views of mount lemmon and the tucson valley in the background make this one of the most photogenic routes on the mountain. so photogenic, in fact, that it made the cover of one of the premiere guidebooks for arizona.
3. this is many people's first 5.11. anyone working their way up the grades will be told ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: What's the big crack to the left of the second pitch?


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : South Fork : Namaste (5.12a) : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Jul 25, 2014

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Comments: heh. this makes the route look vertical.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : Ireland
By: Jon Ruland When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: very cool guys! looks like a great area. now i must check this crag out for myself.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Bisquick (5.10a)
By: Jon Ruland When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: basically a roped boulder problem, the first 20 feet i would consider part of the approach. fun though, and certainly worth doing if you've done everything else in the 10 range on the upper wall.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Marcy's Playground (5.11-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: did this route on saturday, certainly a good fun time. the crack gobbles gear and is a ton of fun. the bottom seems a bit soft for 11- and felt more like stiff 10+ to me. i finished in the chimney so i cannot attest to the upper headwall difficulty.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: can't it be both?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Marcy's Playground (5.11-)
By: Jon Ruland When: May 10, 2013

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Comments: what do you mean "took a hammer" to it? is the hanger dilapidated?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs : Sports Book (5.10a/b)
By: Jon Ruland When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: this route is really cool because of the 15 feet of jamming and liebacking down low. if you have easy access to real cracks i can see this route not being particularly special to you.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs : Progressive Slots (5.6)
By: Jon Ruland When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: agreed, this route would be a terrible first lead and is sandbagged as hell due to a very tricky start. perhaps some holds broke off?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fox Area : The Fox (5.10+) : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: styling the fox while being shortroped? now that's impressive.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: hehe. stiff.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Goldirocks and the 3 Bulges (5.7 PG13)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: i climbed this again today and i changed my mind about the PG13 rating. it seems safe to me, you just have to look closely for the good gear.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Traditional Fairytale (5.5)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: hanger replaced.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Traditional Fairytale (5.5)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: the bolt is still sound. i'll be heading up there on saturday to replace the hanger. i should have done that a long time ago.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Isle of You (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: great route, but anyone who thinks it's 5.9 is crazy.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Small Brown Mouse (5.9+)
By: Jon Ruland When: Jul 9, 2012

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Comments: haha 5.9+, that's a good one.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : The Fortress
By: Jon Ruland When: Jul 6, 2012

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Comments: speaking of cleaning up a mess (yeah yeah i know it was last year) can we clean up all these routes into separate categories? e.g. orifice wall, fortress south face, etc. right now it's confusing as all hell.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : The Nursery
By: Jon Ruland When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: sorry about the delayed response yair. the anchor hanger on traditional fairytale has not been replaced yet (at least by me). but at least i have a good excuse (laziness). i might get an opportunity in the next couple weeks to fix that, what with the monsoon and cooler weather arriving on the mountain.


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