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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Air Monsters (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: I have walked by this a lot of late. Pretty sweet about the new hardware. I was curious about the added bolts. Any info? You can now clip a bolt barely off the ground where it used to be gear or run it out to a very high first bolt.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Zombie Flanders (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 1, 2014

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Comments: This one packs it in to be sure. IMO, this is the quintessential Mt. Lemmon "Your fingers will hate you for this" route.

Comparing this to the routes on Knights Wall is a stretch I think. It is shorter than the gym walls. I personally think Knights of the Wrong Tissue is harder. John, I think you rated Knights 11d. I think its harder than Holey Moley, Time the Avenger, and several other 12a climbs in the area.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Volunteer Canyon : South Side : ... : Death Dealer (5.12c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: C'monů... We all know that the best MP route descriptions are edited then re-edited with a fine toothed comb so they will achieve a maximum number of page views. A masterpiece may be in the works.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : City of Gold
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: My wife and I road tripped all summer this year. The City of Gold was high on my list as a place to find and visit. After our first day climbing in Tensleep this year we arrived back at our truck to find a City of Gold map and topo under our windshield wiper. What Luck?!! The hike is a little rough. We tried to dress or improve the trail where we could, hopefully making it a little easier to get to the cliff.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Disfigured Oedipus [Var] (5.12)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: I absolutely disagree that link-ups and variations should be listed in the routes comments instead of as a new route if a MP user wants to add it as another entry. I also believe that an administrator stepping in to delete routes in these instances is over stepping in a big way.

I would hate to see that happen just because some folks think a link-up or variation is a less valid ascent. It's is totally fine to have that view, but that doesn't mean it should be pushed on to the climbing... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Jacks Canyon : Swiss Wall : Bored Of Inquiry (5.12b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Sep 2, 2014

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Comments: You are at Jack's Canyon, yes?


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Mr. Majestyk (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 18, 2014

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Comments: Replaced dogbones and rope side carabiners on bolts 2,6,7,9,11,13,14, and 15 - 7.17.2014. Seems like some Climb Tech or Fixe permadraws would be the way to go. The rest of the wall ( other than Killer ) could use some love as well. Some of the tat I took down was Sketchy and probably had been there for way too long.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : White Heat Wall : Spike 'n Vein (5.11b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: I thought this climb was fun, but the bolt spacing was odd. Committing climbing brings you to a high first bolt (easily solved with a stick clip), and then the run between bolt 3 and 4 (high on the slab to well into the bulge) is just silly.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Downtown : John Henry Grotto : Shaker (5.13)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 1, 2014

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Comments: This route is amazing. Skip FCR for a day and come climb this thing!!!!


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Addiction : Addiction (5.12c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 28, 2014

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Comments: The fact that someone rated this 12- is hilarious!!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Compound
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: Just a heads up..... Of course it is any climber's responsibility to check out fixed hardware if they are using it. We removed two very sharp half worn through fixed draws off of first bolts today. Take a look at what you are climbing on before you trust it with your life. The crag in general could use an upgrade if fixed gear is going to be the norm.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : Shady Lane : 245 North (5.10b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: Do not miss this route!!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : In Search of Silence [Var] (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: My short answer is, yes. The reason why is because IT IS JUST CLIMBING!! The community will police itself in odd instances like the ones mentioned in the above comment, which are all rather extreme examples. No line needs to be drawn. There hasn't really been a problem thus far. We're talking about a handful of routes out of THOUSANDS. FWIW, some of my favorite and best guidebooks, the New Maple Canoyn guidebook, the Tensleep guidebook, the Hueco Tanks guidebook, the Bishop Boudlering guid... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : In Search of Silence [Var] (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: I Absolutely agree with Alex here. Link ups are common in almost all of the popular sport areas across the U.S. To not name them separately is plain silly. To rate them lower quality because they were not the original bolted lines is even more silly. Link ups may not require the FA to place bolts or clean rock, but it still takes vision and hard work.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Box Canyon : Ammo Dump Wall : Watermelon Sugar (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 30, 2014

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Comments:
These chains had also been added.  Presumably they...
These chains had also been added. Presumably they worked just fine for quite some time, but I wouldn't lock my bike up with these things. I added a quick link of what I'd consider to be a more commonly used size for scale. Quick links and mussy hooks are now at the anchor.



Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Box Canyon : Ammo Dump Wall : Watermelon Sugar (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: Old anchors on 5.30.2014
What's wrong with this picture?
What's wrong with this picture?



Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : The Dark Tower (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: Reviving this little area has been a lot of fun. This is my contribution in terms of something new. Enjoy!!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : F*ck Me Pumps (5.13+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: Congrats, Alex!!!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : Spectrum Wall
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: Nice job, guys!!! Lots of untapped rock out there. Glad to hear more folks are gettin' after it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : The Gallery
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: Not all of us can be cool like Alex and brave all of the loose "near horizontal" gullies. Some of us prefer to be safe rather than sorry. I have kicked both pebble and microwave sized blocks down the gully in question and I much prefer the short rappel or hand over hand down a line. In many other climbing area a fixed line would be added here. Pretty sure that would just get taken also. In regards to the nut, it made for a more redundant anchor. No big deal on it getting swiped. I foun... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Arizona Flyways (5.11b/c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 22, 2014

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Comments: Please clarify. The bolt came out of the rock??, or did the nut come loose an then fall off with the hanger??

Big difference.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Last Lonely Eagle (5.10c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 21, 2014

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Comments: Heads up y'all. One of the handholds before the main ledge on this climb came off this week. It doesn't seem needed as it is where the climb veers left toward the arete, but its worth a mention.

Also, there is a pile of rubble/ choss on the ledge that should probably go. All of the blocks are of a good size and it'd be a shame if it came down on a belayer or climber hiking the main wall approach trail. Probably best to remove it when there is less traffic at the crag.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sweet Rock : Whatchamacallit (5.8)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 21, 2014

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Comments: Loose holds, marked with "x", above bolt 3. As seems common for the area there are some rotten bands of rock low on this climb. Regardless of how clean a route might seem or how much traffic it has had be aware when you are pulling on the bigger holds.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Rage to Live (5.13a/b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Currently there are older DMM Mambas w/ quick links on the bolts. The runner on bolt 4 is slightly suspect. By no means is it the worst I have seen (Maple Canyon, UT), but there is really no reason to have anything suspect on a route getting enough traffic to have fixed draws on it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : The Fish (5.12b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 22, 2014

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Comments: Whether this climb is enjoyable depends on how many holds have broken since it was last climbed or how many break while you are on your way up.


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