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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Bug Spring Wall
By: WSnyder When: Dec 5, 2010

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Comments: Following the approach path shown on the Beta photo topo map above will probably save you a lot of time. I used this route recently and was much happier than going the standard up and down the drainage approach. I timed my trip out of there and it was 25 minutes max from the drainage below the walls to the highway. It was a much easier and enjoyable hike as well. Follow the Bug Springs trial just past the water tank and double pipes, head up the ridge (following game trails) to the right towards... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Photo
By: WSnyder When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: The photo was taken by EFR and I'm pretty sure the belayer was Sandor Jozsa. I also think I mixed up some photos when I originally posted this picture and I believe the climber is actually on Eureka.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : West (Center) Face : Zee Wicked Witch (5.12c)
By: WSnyder When: Jul 11, 2010

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Comments: I think doing the direct start is partly to blame on what is making it feel a touch harder than in the past. I never did the direct into Zee Wicked until this past weekend. Starting on Ripped like we used to do is a bit easier and you could easily shake before busting left around the arete and into that 1st crux. For sure we were in great Tower shape back then. Miss those awesome days :)


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : North (Left) Face : Once Upon a Time (5.11c)
By: WSnyder When: Jul 11, 2010

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Comments: Replaced missing belay hanger (after EFR stole it! Ha Ha!). Thanks again to JB for donating more hardware.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : South/Southeast (Right) Fac... : Shipwrecked (5.12c)
By: WSnyder When: Jul 11, 2010

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Comments: Replaced missing hanger at 1st bolt. Bolt appeared ok so I don't know why the hanger was missing. Maybe the old hanger finally gave up? Thanks to JB for donating the hardware.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : South Park
By: WSnyder When: Jul 2, 2007

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Comments: I thought about parking higher next time but the upper parking would be farther away from the ridge high point and I don't know if any other pullouts exist on that narrow road going to the top. I was too tired and hungry to check it out when we got back to the car. EFR would know and maybe he will comment. I parked at the regular area because we were going in on the old trail. If there is alternative parking higher before the parking lot at the top that would certainly be better. Temps were goo... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : South Park
By: WSnyder When: Jul 1, 2007

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Comments: Thanks. Added the negative to longitude so the aerial photo link works properly now.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : South Park
By: WSnyder When: Jul 1, 2007

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Comments: Someone recently has drilled but not fully bolted a new route on the arete just right of the "Focus on the Candy" dihedral.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : South Park
By: WSnyder When: Jun 29, 2007

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Comments: I took a trip out to Southpark and I listed Southpark as a new area with some current (as of 06/30/07) directions and maps. Basically the old trail sucks ass! Follow the new directions and maps posted under Southpark and you should get there with minimal effort.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Birthday Girl (5.10)
By: WSnyder When: Mar 15, 2007

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Comments: So the rumor is true, you have slipped deeply into the dark side. A very dark force must be influencing you these days. I have heard a force from the past has ventured out, maybe he can help you to see the light again.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Birthday Girl (5.10)
By: WSnyder When: Feb 14, 2007

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Comments: The thrill is gone!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Jacks Canyon : Main Wall : Genesis (5.10d)
By: WSnyder When: Oct 25, 2006

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Comments: One of the best climbs in the canyon regardless of the grade.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : Pogue's Cave Area : Pogue's Arete (5.11-)
By: WSnyder When: Jul 31, 2006

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Comments: As of 07/30/06 there were no birds on this route. While doing several routes around Pogue's I watched for activity of birds in and out of the cave. After seeing no activity I stood up on the ledge to look and listen for nesting activity. I neither saw or heard anything so we climbed the route and found no nesting.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon
By: WSnyder When: Jul 17, 2006

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Comments: The word on Last Chance as I have been told is that the locals are trying to keep the location secret until they can drill up the routes themselves. I have also heard some outsiders have been doing some drilling recently. Enough people already know how to get there so it probably will not be long before it's public knowledge again. I'm just waiting for some cooler temps to make a visit myself (not to drill just to climb).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Photo
By: WSnyder When: Jul 17, 2006

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Comments: You're looking quite stylish there Hillary. At my height and limited hip flexibility a heel hook used to serve me well at this spot.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Photo
By: WSnyder When: Jul 17, 2006

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Comments: I seem to remember that the forearms were talking to me a bit at this point.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Right Tissue (5.12b)
By: WSnyder When: Jul 17, 2006

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Comments: I too am remembering only one poor crimp. The others must be standard Mt. Lemmon fare at the grade. History does give this route an extra star in my book too. The mad Brit doing the direct finish sans pro and Mark Hathaway's memories of belaying Lynn Hill on her onsight to name a couple. Those of you who have heard Mark's story know what I'm talking about.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Afterburner (5.12a/b)
By: WSnyder When: Jun 30, 2006

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Comments: Harder than Kundalini or Forever.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Microwave (5.10b)
By: WSnyder When: Jun 30, 2006

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Comments: If you cut right at the top after the last bolt and skip the good but harder stuff strait up it's 10b. Don't cheat yourself out of the crux at the top as it's fun and adds some spice to the finish.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Chihuahua Power (5.9)
By: WSnyder When: Apr 12, 2006

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Comments: FA: Joe Terravechia, Tom Doherty 1987


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Arizona Flyways (5.11b/c)
By: WSnyder When: Apr 8, 2006

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Comments: I do not know how many bolts there are but it has enough. I cannot say you won't get hurt if you fall, you shouldn't but you could. The route is fairly long and somewhat pumpy with a crux that you will readily recognize when you get to it. Good footwork is always important regardless of the grade or steepness of the route although EMk says "Good footwork gets in the way of strength training." so it is your choice to efficiently use your feet or not. Good footwork on this route is possible and co... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Quandry (5.10d)
By: WSnyder When: Apr 7, 2006

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Comments: If you like crimps or want to make it a little harder you can skip the left traverse and climb the crimps straight up the face to the next bolt.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Jacks Canyon : Cracker Jack Cliffs
By: WSnyder When: Apr 3, 2006

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Comments: Claim to Fame. The left anchor bolt becoming loose. It has some up and down movement when weighted/unweighted.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : Sleeping Beauty Wall : Sleeping Beauty (5.11c)
By: WSnyder When: Mar 27, 2006

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Comments: Some of my friends and I have a saying for climbing at The Tower "Skip the crap, go big!". Meaning, make bigger moves from good holds to the next good holds and skipping the not so good. This certainly applies to this route and is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind for the whole area.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : North (Left) Face : Technowitch (5.12a)
By: WSnyder When: Mar 27, 2006

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Comments: FYI the FA was done by John Duran


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