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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Winslow Wall : West Side : Anti-Venom (5.11+)
By: NickSch When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: "Rowdy" was used to define this route to me and I would agree. Fun and somewhat committing (but safe) moves throughout. Glad I got on this. A great mixed route.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Winslow Wall : East Side : God Save the Queen (5.12c)
By: NickSch When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: Short route with fun, powerful movement throughout. Looks like 2 possible sequences possible once established on the flake. Ended up going right. Definitely not to be missed!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Winslow Wall : West Side : Sh'ash Nizhitl (The Bear th... (5.12c)
By: NickSch When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Easy terrain on softer rock to the high first bolt. Could protect with a cam. Technical and thin crux to good rest, then easier but sustained crimping to chains. Great movement on this one.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : No White Flag (5.12-)
By: NickSch When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: There is a biner at the top of the dihedral towards the end. I initially thought it was booty but then realized it is there to clip into while rapping to make cleaning easier. Hopefully it will stay there as it helps a ton. Thanks to the person who let go of a bail biner for the greater good.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Intermission (5.11c)
By: NickSch When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: The second pitch of this route is amazing, sustained with thin positive holds, 2 very fun challenging cruxes. Not to be missed.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Finktion Wall : Finktion Arete (5.11c)
By: NickSch When: May 30, 2013

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Comments: I think the 2 times Ive been on this route ive finished both left and right around the arete. Dont remember which one felt easier.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : L.S.D. (5.10-)
By: NickSch When: Nov 29, 2012

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Comments: Very fun route! Bolted very well. Fun consistent movement to the top.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : The Torch
By: NickSch When: Nov 29, 2012

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Comments: Area is still pretty chossy. I would suggest bringing a helmet along. Bits of loose rock were flying off the routes all day. Theres definitely some solid stuff, just needs to clean up a bit.

Thanks to those who put the work into the area and thanks for sharing all the route info including a pretty nice pdf/guide.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Bee's Brunch (5.7)
By: NickSch When: Nov 29, 2012

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Comments: As far as I could tell there are not anchors for this climb. You can however build a natural anchor at the top, belay your partner up, and then do an easy down climb to get back to the "lunch slab".


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Live and Let Dyno (5.12)
By: NickSch When: Nov 29, 2012

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Comments: Dont let the name scare you off. Can be done completely static. Still a lot of loose rock at the base of the torch. Fun route that puts you in a very cool/exposed position.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Finktion Wall : Finktion Arete (5.11c)
By: NickSch When: Nov 15, 2012

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Comments: I would suggest extending some draws beneath the bulges starting at the very first bolt to avoid bad rope drag near the top.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Atlantis : Neptune (5.10a)
By: NickSch When: Nov 14, 2012

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Comments: Looks like a bolt has been added between the anchors and last bolt (as you come out around the roof into the short dihedral). Feels much less sketchy now than the previous comments are suggesting. Thanks to whoever did it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Levitation 29 (5.11)
By: NickSch When: Sep 28, 2012

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Comments: Can you rap this route if you top out? Or is it easier at this point to just hike the descent?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : No White Flag (5.12-)
By: NickSch When: Aug 17, 2012

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Comments: In my opinion this is one of the best lines out here. Very fun movement and pretty sustained with a couple cruxy sections. Definitely full value. Not to be missed.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - South : Angel Wing (5.10b/c)
By: NickSch When: Aug 17, 2012

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Comments: Was on this today and noticed a loose, sizeable block on the 2nd 5.10 pitch. It was a few moves past the small roof maybe 10 feet below the anchors. I pulled on it without knowing (its an obvious jug) it was loose and it definitely scared me. I dont think it is necessarily going anywhere soon but it would do some damage to the belayer if it did. A crowbar could definitely remove it if anyone else thinks it appropriate to get it off the route. Removing it would not change the climbs grade or qual... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : Everything's Gone Green (5.9)
By: NickSch When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: This is a great route for those new to the trad game. Good stances throughout to sort through gear and the placements were very straightforward. Super fun!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Shadow Play (5.6)
By: NickSch When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Did this for my first trad lead as well. Linked as one long pitch. Great stances to place gear and placing gear was very straight forward and obvious. Thought there was one section that may be considered run out if you dont have any larger cams (think I placed a #4 and was glad I had it). Very fun and easy climb.