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Trying to redpoint The Ugly 11c; steeper than it looks and the rock is scary in spots but good enough.


Member Since: Jan 27, 2006
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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon
By: manuel rangel When: Jul 20, 2014

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Comments: That Brewery is a great place to chill after a day in Isolation our whole driving home from Jacks Canyon. Good food and great beer.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain
By: manuel rangel When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Has anyone seen information on Peregrine falcons at Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte? I have asked the Community Trust Fund and Prescott National Forest for information concerning the data collected over the past seven years as noted in the PNF site.

I am all for sensible study and application of regulations based on the data found. I climb near birds and stay away when appropriate. Many other climbing areas institute a rational policy.

Hopefully this is a good step forward.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Tom's Thumb
By: manuel rangel When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: Prairie falcons aren't on the Endangered Species List anymore. Although some land managers have used the List as an arbitrary closure. I am very disappointed when anyone bothers wild life. Hopefully both Taylor and Lou were nice enough to stop climbing and walk the talk. Otherwise, did the birds leave? Were they disturbed enough to wreck the nest?

I have seen falcons elsewhere in AZ, Isolation Canyon for one. In that area, I have noticed their nest for years and avoided the nearby routes when t... more >>


Location: lou : bony finers : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Awesome shot.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Climbing wet sandstone is a beating offense. What a jerk.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Original Route (5.9-)
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 11, 2014

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Comments: The bush has been replaced by a bolted anchor. Bring double 60s for this one.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : South Mountain : Pima Canyon Area : ... : The Tongue (V2)
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: Mike Vaughan climbed the hanging corner right of the tongue (has graffiti on it). A very hard sit start that requires superb body tension.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : South Mountain : Pima Canyon Area : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: We did these problems long before the photo with the moronic names. Still, you should think of the left crown jewel as crown of thorns for better reference. Sorry for the rant.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : South Mountain : Pima Canyon Area
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Yea, lot of folks began climbing here before 1990. The place definitely looked different. Most of the stuff climbed was obvious and easy to us. Lot of the problems done were renamed arbitrarily by Javier then others. Matt K came a bit later.

Guys like Mike Covington, Jay Anderson, Scary Larry, Dave Insley, Kiril the russian, Chris Hahn, Corey Chatwin, and I'm sure I left a few of the other guys out. Over time a lot of people left their mark quietly and some problems were found over and over aga... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : South Mountain : Pima Canyon Area : ... : Nutshell (V5)
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: I'm pretty sure Jay and I bouldered out there way before you arrived Matt. If you made it out before 1990 I'll be surprised, but it's possible.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Bighorn Sheep calving closure on Pusch Ridge Wilderness. This includes Leviathan. I found it out the hard way last weekend. The area is closed from January 1 until April 30.


Location: NV : Christmas Tree Pass
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 13, 2014

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Comments: I have done some climbing in this area and it is worth keeping open for climbing. Not all the cracks are clean enough to climb. There is a ton of climbing potential and quite a bit of bolt protected face.

To make your voice heard, please follow this link asap: www.accessfund.org/c.tmL5KhNWLrH/b.5208267/k.8C84/Action_Cen>>>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Elysian Buttress : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: That looks totally different now. Thanks.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Lower Devil's East (LDE) : ... : Accelerated Climbology (5.9)
By: manuel rangel When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: A great route and fun summit. I was glad we did it as two pitches, more adventure for everyone. Heck of a walk to get to it though.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Kamikaze Corner (5.10d R)
By: manuel rangel When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: The slab wasn't difficult, maybe 5.7 or 5.8 occasionally with no pro and a big fall.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon : The Naked Prey (5.10c)
By: manuel rangel When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: Nope. We always intended a return but we haven't yet. The finish goes easier right but we wanted the steep corners on the left. It is a very difficult start though.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Tasmanian Devil (5.10+)
By: manuel rangel When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: I used two #1 camalots to start first pitch. Kole used at least one #.75 camalot at the end.


Location: International : Europe : France : Gorge du Verdon : Grand Caņon - Partie Centra... : ... : Free Tibet (5.10a)
By: manuel rangel When: Oct 1, 2013

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Comments: I think the last pitch was awful committing. A lone bolt about 30' above on a slab puts you in no fall territory. I would have done another route had I known that. It isn't worth the trip.

It is mostly well bolted but for the finish; the roof is easier than it looks.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Keene Valley Region : The Spider's Web : Esthesia (5.10a)
By: manuel rangel When: Sep 28, 2013

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Comments: I used a #5 and jammed the thing, laybacks make me nervous. Great jamming through the finish.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes : Abram Arete (5.10)
By: manuel rangel When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Like he said the protection was crap but what are you gonna do. The runouts were long but on generally good rock, just stay on the grey rock.

We brought cams and used them as often as we could. Top pitches were not easy to discern but we wandered around looking for pitons and it worked.


Location: AZ : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: This could be what Oak Flat will look like after the mine is finished at Oak Flat in Queen Creek area.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Salty Dogs (5.11)
By: manuel rangel When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: That was a great day on Mt Lemmon. I was witness to a great lead by a master! What a great day. Nice rock and some challenging climbing. Thanks for the ride EFR!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Watchtower AKA Last Temptat... (5.12-)
By: manuel rangel When: Jul 19, 2013

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Comments: It has gotten a bit wider in about three spots. Last winter, a friend I belayed ripped three tiny pieces and the rock around them. Be careful and bury the gear deep enough. Good luck.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Young Guns (5.9)
By: manuel rangel When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Love this route, just wish it was longer. Great protection throughout. Good rock and solid jams make this a classic.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon
By: manuel rangel When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: Eric, thanks for the feedback. Ratings should evolve and I'll keep your comment in mind next edition.

Ratings are subjective and they reflect my feelings on it when I did the FA (except for Proposal, that was Lisa Stern and Jon Apprill).

On a second note, people keep removing rocks from the trail. Please leave them alone. They control erosion.

Someone cut a new trail as it nearly reaches the main wall ledge. Please keep to the path. It may be a bit hard to follow but do not bust out and creat... more >>


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