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MI: 2 shot--according to my non-climbing friends. =)   <br /> <br />April 2007 <br /> <br />Photo by J. Lee

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By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 29, 2008

That looks fun! What is that little tower on the skyline? That looks cool too.

By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Feb 27, 2008

The Doodad! No known ascents, yet..

By Scott Baxter
May 24, 2008

Former Flagstaff hardman, Courtney Phillips, topped out on the doodad (aka "balanced rock") circa 10-12 years ago.

By Climbingcurmudgeon
May 25, 2008

I, the Climbing Curmudgeon, salute Mr. Baxter for his steel trap-like memory. I hear that Mr. Phillips's partner for that visionary ascent was the great Dan Millis - a climbing team known to have sent Earth Angel in a 6-hour Flagstaff-to-Flagstaff blast before Dan's high school graduation at noon that same day.

I would like to visit the use of the word "former". Was that "former" as in "formerly in Flagstaff", or "former" as in "formerly a hardman"? If the case is the latter, a violent demonstration of his current hardman-ness will be visited upon the sleepy town of Flagstaff, for he is the only person I know that is harder, better, faster, stronger, and grumpier than The Climbing Curmudgeon.

On behalf of Mr. Phillips, I also send a big SHOUT OUT to the great hardmen that came before him - Baxter, Taber, Karlstrom, Toula, Mish, Coats Brother 1, Coats Brother 2, The Honemaster, Hickman, The Banditos unlisted, et alia. These men set a standard that has yet to be revisited.

By Marc H
From: Lafayette, CO
Aug 5, 2008

Cool Shot.
Thanks for the manifest, Climbing C.

By Brian Prince
From: morro bay, ca
Apr 17, 2011

MI 2 eh? that would make you Ron Kauk! nice!

By The Great Dan Millis
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 18, 2012

Mr. Phillips and I referred to said mini-tower as "Teetering Rock." For the record, I jugged it. The rock is/was the focus of a helicopter flyby in the Sedona IMAX movie, back when there was such a thing.

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MI: 2 shot--according to my non-climbing friends. =)

April 2007

Photo by J. Lee

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