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Member Since: Oct 16, 2006
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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Photo
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 4, 2012

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Comments: You've an eye for classic lines JJ. As well as a sense of when it's a really good time to stick it to your partner, all in the name of fun of course :-)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Brown Hornet (5.11a/b)
By: Seth Dyer When: Mar 31, 2011

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Comments: Here here! I wholeheartedly agree with the myriad points addressed in the above comment. The route put butterflies in my stomach and a smile on my face every time. It's an unfortunate set of events that led to it's current state.

I still remember Matty whipping off the top section and having a few pieces pull before being held by a blue Metolious after a 30' or 40' fall. Great times.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Bouldering Northern Arizona : Priest Draw : Priest Draw : ... : The Receptionist (V10)
By: Seth Dyer When: Nov 11, 2009

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Comments: FA: Jim Johnny Wallace


Location: International : Asia : Thailand
By: Seth Dyer When: Jul 11, 2009

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Comments: Continuing with the health issues discussion, I'd care to reiterate the warnings. And it's not simply a case of Traveller's Stomach. I've lived in Thailand for nearly 4 years now, so I'd like to think that my intestines have adapted to the new 'flora' in this part of the world.

Also, two of my four traveling/climbing partners came down with GI issues at the tail end of our stay. We were staying in different bungalows and eating at different places. No one drank the tap water. Bottom line i... more >>


Location: IA : Ozark Wildlife Area : Hoot Bluff : Happy Hooker (5.11c)
By: Seth Dyer When: May 8, 2009

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Comments: FA: JJ Schlick & S. Dyer


Location: International : Asia : Thailand
By: Seth Dyer When: Feb 26, 2009

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Comments: Just got back from Tonsai. Spent 8 days with the last day and a half rendered useless by a wrecked gastro-intestinal system. Patrick pretty much nailed it. Tonsai is well on it's way to being a dump, if it isn't already. As for the locals being concerned about cleaning up the trash...they're not, they create most of it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Cobra Vision (5.11+ PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Dec 2, 2007

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Comments: FA: John Matson and John Burcham


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Qual Wall : A Red Recollection (5.11a)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jun 24, 2007

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Comments: FA Jeremy Schlick/Seth Dyer


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Slide Rock State Park : The Center of Singularity (5.13b) : Photo
By: Seth Dyer When: Mar 14, 2007

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Comments: It very well could be...one of my many 'friends' filched my copy of A Cheap Way To Fly a long time ago.... Or was the quote in A Better Way To Die?


Location: International : Australia : Mount Arapiles : The Northern Group : A Taste of Honey (5.10d)
By: Seth Dyer When: Feb 23, 2007

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Comments: I agree...definitely more difficult than Kachoong. A great route and less of a novelty climb than Kachoong.


Location: International : Australia : Mount Arapiles : The Bluffs : Despatched (5.12a PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Feb 23, 2007

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Comments: Of all the routes that I've been on during my visits to Araps, this is one of the very few I've been on more than once(not because everything else was unworthy, but because this line is unbelievably good). This route has anything and everything one could ever ask for! An absolute must do for the grade.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Duck for Cover (5.11)
By: Seth Dyer When: Feb 11, 2007

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Comments: Guess I'm just plunkin' down my two cents from afar these days. I was in town over the holidays for a few weeks. Just long enough to get embroiled in the local climbing politics. We'll have to hook up next time I'm back...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Crimson Crescent (5.10+ PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 26, 2007

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Comments: Once again the preface of 'different strokes for different folks'.

I guess if you're not into 'screwdriver-ing' the red band but instead just rely on yarding on holds it might not be obvious how much stuff is really yearning to be set free. But then again, maybe that's not what you're after.

I haven't been involved in too many routes that take the red band up anything other than crack lines.... But for red band routes you could check out Desert Mule or Cat Claw. For general cleanliness you ... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Crimson Crescent (5.10+ PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 23, 2007

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Comments: I guess the bottom line is 'Different strokes, different folks'. My opinions and advice are worth what anybody paid for them...jack shit.

If you're really curious though...I'd probably spend the better part of 1 or 2 hours cleaning the first pitch from the top down. Removing all the loose blocks and flakes that would easily pry out and exfoliate with minimal effort. Then, why not belay on TOP of the actual pitch instead of at the spot where the rap anchors are (chains or rap hangers would be ... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Crimson Crescent (5.10+ PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 4, 2007

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Comments: It wasn't so much the condition of the anchors that was vexing, just the location of them...kinda like, 'why belay at that convenient & comfy spot when we could belay here?'
And on a final note, I vehemently disagree that any of the routes that I or Burcham or Chris have established are in any way lacking 'Sedona character'. It is my belief that even in Sedona one can establish routes with plenty of 'spice' sans choss and loose rock with only a little more effort. There's no hard and fast ru... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Crimson Crescent (5.10+ PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 2, 2007

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Comments: I agree with you Kole. There IS room in Sedona for all types of FA styles, and I give respect to all and sundry that put in their time, energy and money into establishing new lines for all to climb. As for the rock quality, again I agree with you...it is Sedona after all, and who knows how many of todays routes will exist in 20 or 50 years (Miami for example). But when one extra day spent cleaning and installing sensible anchors on a multi-pitch route in Sedona allows for a more pleasant expe... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 2, 2007

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Comments: We've never had trouble since we started parking lower on Chapel Rd. And realistically it only adds a minute or two to the approach.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Aladdin's Lamp (5.11-)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 2, 2007

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Comments: It wouldn't suprise me if there hadn't been anybody else up there between our respective visits.... Still the original anchors.

As for the spire, I was super impressed with it and the experience of being in that part of Sedona. Kinda had a backcountry feel to it...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Duck for Cover (5.11)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 2, 2007

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Comments: Whatever happened to first ascensionists equipping things properly in the first place? Look at Burcham's routes if you need a standard, they've all got great hardware... For a couple of bucks more, you can buy chain and quicklinks or snappy Fixe rap hangers, eliminating the need for shitty webbing.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Crimson Crescent (5.10+ PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Jan 2, 2007

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Comments: I don't mean to harp on it too much, but I would have to say that all the pitches seemed to be left 'uncleaned' to me. It didn't appear that any significant effort had been made to remove any of the loose holds on any of the pitches. I've spent some time putting up new routes in Sandony, so I feel like I know whats involved.... If I had had a screwdriver with me, I could have cleaned off at least half of the holds I stepped or reefed on on the second pitch, leaving you to wonder what will be ... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Aladdin's Lamp (5.11-)
By: Seth Dyer When: Dec 28, 2006

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Comments: I'm bad with cardinal directions but I believe the route faces west by northwest? The route went into the shade about 1:30 or 2 as the sun dipped behind another formation. Yup, it's only a single rope (60M) rap back to the staging area.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Chimney Rock Area : ... : Grand Wazoo (5.8)
By: Seth Dyer When: Dec 25, 2006

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Comments: A decent Sandony excursion. I'd give it old-school spice factor 9. Great summit...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Crimson Crescent (5.10+ PG13)
By: Seth Dyer When: Dec 23, 2006

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Comments: This poorly equipped route takes a nice line up Japhead, but unfortunately the climbing is mostly on choss. If one were actually to clean the route of all the loose rock, friable flakes and sugar rock, there wouldn't be much left to climb. Also, despite having a number of bolts, the climbing is necky and committing and at times the anchor placements leave you exasperated. Nice summit.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Ultimate Finger Crack (5.11+)
By: Seth Dyer When: Dec 15, 2006

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Comments: This classic has great pro all the way.... I'd hesitate to give it a PG13 rating. Don't be shy, git out there and git on it!!!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Mount Hayden : South Face (5.8)
By: Seth Dyer When: Dec 15, 2006

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Comments: Anybody able to offer any recent info on the condition of the rap anchors on this sucker? Thanks.


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