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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon
By: Marcy When: Nov 17, 2014

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Comments: Annie - can you clarify your condition report a bit further? Were you able to drive down the dirt road off of Magma Mine Road for a little ways? There is a newer road off of the dirt road that breaks off left and has been closed to public use since it popped up a while ago, but to get to LD, Hackberry, and the Refuge, this road is not the way to go. I was out a couple weeks ago and there was increased activity, but I was able to make it all the way to the end of the road. 4WD required for the ... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Totem-Proto Area : The Totem Pole (5.10c/d)
By: Marcy When: Oct 22, 2014

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Comments: Brent - It's quite possible that some rock has broken off. There is definitely a a move or two between the first and second bolts that had my attention. I recall placing a small alien (blue, maybe) near the arete the first time I lead it.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Glitter Box Area : Tar Baby (5.6)
By: Marcy When: Oct 22, 2014

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Comments: Got on this not knowing what it was. Great rock with no fixed gear. Climbed it all the way to the top of the spire then down-climbed the chimney to the anchor for Ample Virginity. Guessed it was 5.7ish or so.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : The Wasteland : The Fire Sermon (5.10-)
By: Marcy When: Jan 3, 2014

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Comments: I enjoyed the first 2 pitches. At the top of the 2nd, I would recommend traversing right for the amazing 3rd pitch of The Wasteland (at top of the chimney). After that you can continue on the Wasteland to the summit or rejoin TFS for the top out. Be warned though, the 4th pitch corner of TFS is literally covered in bird sh*%.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Hackberry Creek : Disappointment (5.7)
By: Marcy When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: The rock on pitch 1 below the vertical crack is less than desirable. Second pitch is good fun and protects well. The largest gear I used was a 3 Camalot. A thorough cleaning of pitch 1 may help.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Finding Guinness (5.10-)
By: Marcy When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: Looks awesome! Can't wait to give it a go!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : The Morgue (5.14a)
By: Marcy When: Sep 19, 2013

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Comments: For me, both are equally unacceptable. Climb the rock that is there, not the rock as you may wish it to be.

Edited to add:
Alex, I like your last thought very much "ultimately what we want to change or fix is not the rock but ourselves".


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Boyscout Wall
By: Marcy When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Fun place and routes in a beautiful area! Thanks EFR, Jim, and company for your hard work.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs : Progressive Slots (5.6)
By: Marcy When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: It's been years since I've been out there. This was my son's first sport lead at age 12 and a good friend of mine's first lead as well. I felt it was 5.6ish back then, but perhaps some stuff came off.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Lower Devil's East (LDE) : ... : Photo
By: Marcy When: Apr 20, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Jim!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Totem-Proto Area : Totem Pole Direct (5.10)
By: Marcy When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: I am probably guilty of being a hard nosed purist like Arjun refers to. My feeling is that there are many options for safely bolted or otherwise protectable routes in the area already. This route has previously been lead in better style and should be restored to that state....bolts removed and holes patched appropriately.

I'd like to also say nice work to those that developed the east face route on the pole. It has some fun climbing and is a distinct independent line to the summit. I think I r... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Catalyst (5.6)
By: Marcy When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: Exactly, Arjun! We originally wanted to go up that weakness too, but I am not nearly as ballsy (sp?) as you and opted for the better looking rock to the left!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : (07) Cody Wasn't Here (5.7+)
By: Marcy When: Mar 6, 2013

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Comments: Really enjoyed the direct finish up the crack!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : That Pitch Leila (5.10-)
By: Marcy When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name!!! Great lead, Arjun!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Lower Devil's East (LDE) : Photo
By: Marcy When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Hi Tim. While I've only done the drive in my truck, I think it is fairly passenger car friendly (I've not even come close to using 4WD). It is just a long, but very pretty, drive. There is a trail gently uphill then down into LDE that drops you a little north of the Coop. It hasn't seen much traffic yet, so it is not well worn.

Also, I haven't been on the road or the trail since the recent rain and snow.

Timing-wise it may be a wash. The road is much better, though longer, and the hike i... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Photo
By: Marcy When: Jan 4, 2013

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Comments: Ah...not me...my friend Valerie...you might remember her from "the loud table" back on Oct 20.

Of course, I am also guilty of carrying everything but the kitchen sink attached to my harness. What can say, I love gear ;)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Catalyst (5.6)
By: Marcy When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: Fixed ;)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Photo
By: Marcy When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: I think you did an FA Arjun! Catalyst starts in the right facing corner a bit left of this (to the left of your ropes, on much better rock!). I'll update the route to be a bit more descriptive.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Wood Canyon : Chuckwalla FA (5.7)
By: Marcy When: Dec 6, 2012

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Comments: Really fun climbing. Still cleaning up a bit. Just wish it would have continued up the crack at the end :)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Wood Canyon
By: Marcy When: Dec 1, 2012

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Comments: Nice area with fun climbing! Good work and thanks, Ben and company.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Wood Canyon : Two Face (5.9)
By: Marcy When: Dec 1, 2012

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Comments: Steep at the top. Perhaps I'm just weak, but the last moves to the anchor seemed 9ish to me.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Wood Canyon : Trouble No More (5.8+)
By: Marcy When: Dec 1, 2012

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Comments: Quick links only at the top. I didn't have any leaver 'biners on me today :(


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Photo
By: Marcy When: Nov 16, 2012

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Comments: Topo!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Marcy When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: That is an impressive topo; nice work Toofast :)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Shadow Buttresses
By: Marcy When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments: Great little area to escape to if shade is needed early in the day!


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