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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Tom's Thumb
By: manuel rangel When: Feb 24, 2015

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Comments: Just saw your comments Lou. I remember you telling me about your phone con and the results.

Just what law are you referring to concerning harrassment of falcons etc? The only one cited was the Migratory Species Act. It is a stretch to use that law but it has been used so far. Other than that, they deserve the same respect any animal is due, including leaving them to nest alone.

If you can point out a law, that would be dandy. The closures in AZ you mentioned are under scrutiny as well. You ca... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Hobgoblin Spires : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: This is the spot most don't like at all. The "bad bolt" is below him and he is on the finishing slab. A bit runout and suddenly the rock smooths up. Weird thoughtful finish.

A bolt replacement effort would be nice.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Dells : Watson Lake : ... : Nick of Time (5.9)
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 7, 2015

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Comments: Very fun climbing. Passing the first bolt is the crux but it's no slouch if you stay rift until the end


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 6, 2015

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Comments: That was an awkward physically difficult move.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Trundler's Club (5.11-)
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 6, 2015

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Comments: I liked the route, next time coming up from Chicken Point, as pointed out earlier. Pitch 1 was a bit friable and I wish I had a couple more bolts.

On Pitch 3 make the moves out the cave onto a ledge, once established in the crack above the ledge, look left and go for the corner jug (?) and keep traversing to the anchor.

Last pitch is easy peasy but some loose gigantic blocks to gingerly step around up there. We meandered to the top; sketchy climbing down.

Rappels were even easier w... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Four Peaks Wilderness : Brown's Peak : The Ladybug (5.5) : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Dec 23, 2014

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Comments: Same line we took. And we added the buttress below you. Made for a much longer route.

Did anyone replace the crappy anchors at the top of the route?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Coatimundi Whiteout (5.11a)
By: manuel rangel When: Dec 23, 2014

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Comments: Funny but looking at the stats as of today, 9 of 16 people that ticked the route actually finished on Candyland or bailed. How can they rate the route if they didn't finish the actual route?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Nice bolting on this pitch. Delicate rock and good moves make it a fun lead.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Nice pic, the line looks clean.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall
By: manuel rangel When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: I found a pair of shoes at the Waterfall yesterday. Name them and they're yours. They were at the bottom of the Sword.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Anti-Crag : Rabid Snake (5.10b) : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Nov 21, 2014

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Comments: I tied off trees, a couple of small ones included, when I topped out. Fun route.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Camelback Mountain
By: manuel rangel When: Nov 21, 2014

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Comments: Anyone have any specific bolts that they think should be repaired? If so, I'll help you fix it.

I have one of my old routes in mind to begin with, Black Direct. A bolt was smashed by a friend; he mistakenly thought some careless individual impacted the neighboring spooky route, Suicide. So he beat it up.

Since it hasn't been repaired I thought I'd like to start a trend here.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - South : Footprints in the Sand (5.10c)
By: manuel rangel When: Oct 9, 2014

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Comments: Mark, Ten Roof Rusted is right of the route around the arete in the photo posted.

You can still top rope Ten Roof Rusted from the anchor for Indecent Exposure.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : West Face (5.10a) : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: I got a sort of #2 cam stuck there and spent a long time with it. After that the crux was easy.


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 or while 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.


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