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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tony's Route AKA Cres-sent (5.12)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I have some ClimbTech cable draws I'm willing to donate if anyone is headed back out soon.

Let me know.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Screw You Guys, I'm Going H... (5.11d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: Best route out here, IMO.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Mr Hanky The Christmas Poo,... (5.11)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: The clipping 'plate' at the anchor has been significantly diminished as the glue holding it on finally gave way.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Low Standard Cave : Low Standards (5.11c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: For the love of god, DO NOT climb this route!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: Unfortunately, I am very slow at getting back around to these unfinished projects.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: The other rope is on Time the Avenger. The two climbs come near one another at the top, but start further apart.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : The Beach : Blood Meridian (5.12+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: John, it's funny you mentioned one route being your style and the other not as much. I guess I feel pretty much the opposite about the two routes in terms of which suits me more. Both are fantastic. We've been hitting this place pretty hard this season. We finally got smart and learned not to even show up until it is in full shade. If you follow that rule the late afternoons/ early evenings are amazing out there.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : The Beach : Blood Meridian (5.12+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 6, 2015

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Comments: Pretty darn good route. I can't believe I made it out to The Beach probably 20 times before ever getting on this one. IMO this climb is the same difficulty as Milanoma only there is not a single small hold on the entire climb.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Knights of the Wrong Tissue (5.12a/b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: I will have to remember before and after for the next route I visit for hardware updates.

I wanted to work on this route for awhile and it was kind of a tester for me in terms of the time investment to update an entire route. Pretty sure I clocked in at around 4 hours all said and done.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Knights of the Wrong Tissue (5.12a/b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 15, 2015

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Comments: New hardware bottom -> top. Goodbye bed-frame hangers, hello 1/2" stainless steel and camo FIXE hangers.

Hardware courtesy of ASCA.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : The Wasteland : The Wasteland (5.8)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 5, 2015

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Comments: I always thought one of the best things about the route was the lack of bolts. You have have to use old skill climbing skills like:

Building gear anchors (gasp)
Route finding (oh no)

It's a bummer that a quality rating would be tied to whether the route was so user friendly that any person who was in the gym for the first time 3 months ago could waltz right up it with no issues.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Squaretop : Cragaholic's Dream (5.10c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 25, 2015

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Comments: tim, seems like you're in the minority on this one in terms of the quality rating.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : The Beach : Holeo An' Glassy Ass (5.13a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 16, 2015

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Comments: I had never been on this thing until the other day. I recall staring up on several occasions and feeling a little sick imagining the razor blade holds that might be on this climb. Oddly enough there is really only one sharp hold IMO, and the moves are a blast.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sweet Rock : Mounds (5.10- X)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 2, 2015

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Comments: Is it fixable?

Seems like people have know for awhile that this route is a ticking time bomb. The FA could take care of it, if possible, or it could just get chopped so we don't have to read about a rockfall accident at one of the few pedestrian sport climbing locations in the Stronghold.

Thoughts?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Chihuahua Power (5.9)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Just pick any three.


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 : *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 Areas : *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 : Lander Area : 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 : Lander Area : 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 : Lander Area : 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!!


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