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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Shingles (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Just did this route today and thought it was amazing. Only had one crumbly hold and a couple that were a little grainy. Super technical climbing through multiple overlaps.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Kings Canyon
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: I did two routes here in the 80s. One of them was right off the road at a picnic area and the other was well past the end of the road after crossing the river on the bridge. I should look in the notebook and post them up.

  • **Kings Fling 5.11+ A single 120ft. pitch. This is the description from my notebook. Find the auto nature trail. Park next to the sign just after turning on to the trail next to a sign. Beyond the sign is the cliff. The route starts about 115ft. right of a big chimney s...
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Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Little Baldy
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: I can fill in some blanks if someone is working on a guidebook.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Community Service (5.10a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Apr 4, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Jaspur. They don't always last at this canyon as a lot of new climbers don't understand they need to use their own draws when top-roping or that they are not booty. We all appreciate your contribution whatever happens.



Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Leapin' Lizards (5.12+)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: If we did it now we would soften those holds a bit to make it more fun on the tips. Glad to see someone got on it. I was psyched doing the big move.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Clouds (5.12a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: AK 47 got on it and said something must have broken as it was stupid hard now.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Crack to Chimney (5.6)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 26, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Brian. How did you like Farm Team? Is is better than the chimney? Can the people doing the chimney avoid those bolts? Which route would you rather do? Our goal, along with doing first ascents, at this never climbed crag, was to increase the number of moderates. As you know Mt. Lemmon is lacking in routes below 5.10 so I am constantly badgering Jim to do them when we find them.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : X-Ray (5.9-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: Never had a gate and doesn't really need one if you are clipped into the carabiner as well. That is, of course if all you are doing is lowering off. If you are top-roping you should be using your own draws!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Homestead : Rough Rider Wall : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: The unnamed 10b seemed more like 10+/11- to those of us who did it this past weekend. Long and in your face a lot. Take 16 draws or so.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: That is a route Jim and I had bolted and didn't get back to redpoint. I am sure someone has done it by now.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Desire (5.10 R)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: A tongue in cheek statement as John had spent enough time climbing outside the area to know what a world class route was. Well worth doing if you can get well above your last bolt. Bolted from the ground up, on lead, by hand drill. Well bolted by old school standards.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : The Down Under : Hard Yakka (5.11-)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: The bottom of this is pretty grainy. If it got as much traffic as the upper wall routes do it would be a lot more fun. Very challenging at the grade. Stay left to get the upper headwall bolt clipped and it isn't too hard. Another bolt would be nice.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Knights of the Wrong Tissue (5.12a/b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: Four hours start to finish seems about right as I don't think you can walk to the top. Seems reasonable for a person who has put in a 10,000 less bolts than you and is just figuring it out. Final word, BOSONS SEAT!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Knights of the Wrong Tissue (5.12a/b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: Way to go Luke!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Hairy Interlude (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: This happens at the Forks as well. I always am careful on C&P at Jailhouse. Smooth sided cracks do not grip as well and cams pop out. I always try to find a place in a crack where there is a slight narrowing below the cam. This is not always possible but I take the extra time to try and find the absolute best spot. Increase the odds the gear stays in and you will avoid injuries. Glad you walked away from this.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Jan 16, 2015

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Comments: It is a sick picture. Unfortunately the entire route is in the photo. It is about 20 feet long. That said it is supposed to be fun. I just haven't convinced myself to hike up there and do it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : The Grips of Wrath (5.10a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Dec 2, 2014

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Comments: Hey Jon, if you believe that people don't have to do it the way the FA did then do you think we should make every route safe. Is that what you are advocating for. Do you think all routes need to be drilled into submission just so you can climb them. Do you think that there are not enough mindless clip-ups for you and others who are unwilling to develop the mental fortitude to climb routes where failure can lead to serious injury and or death. Are you encouraging and supporting the destructio... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Hothead (5.11b)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: A lot of wandering in a few places and I guess it ends at the same poorly located anchors for Hairs on Fire.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Reefer Madness + Reefer Dir... (5.10- PG13)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 19, 2014

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Comments: Reefer Direct is the way to go. Way better than traversing the ledge. You could easily combine pitch two and three by placing gear in the horizontal you use to move left. A half dozen shoulder lengths will keep the rope drag down.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Farmhouse : Photo
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: Bob Kerry and I did the first route on this cliff in the late 80's. It went up a weakness to the left of where the grass meets the rock at it's highest point. It was a chossy 2 pitch death romp that I lead fearing I would kill Bob and myself by knocking loose blocks on him. We rapped twice down the right of the North face and I remember thinking the line we rapped was clean and had some cool features. I thought it would make a fun route.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Volunteer Canyon : South Side : ... : Death Dealer (5.12c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Alex is no stranger to putting up routes in a variety of style and when he is back I am guessing he will do more of it. Hope the hammie is getting better Alex.s


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : You Bastards (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: You are only off route if you climbed way way off of the bolt line. This route setter tends to plumb line the bolts. If I am in doubt I will TR the section I avoided which generally gives me a good idea if I cheated myself or it is contrived to the point of being silly.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Spew Feces (5.11)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Wanders back and forth a lot as well as into Few Species a couple of times. Feels very forced and this was really annoying to me. Save this for when you have nothing left to do.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (c) Shipwreck Wall : Shipwreck Wall - East Face : Blue Light Special (5.11a)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Sandbag. Maybe I am tired. Looked fun yet it is polished and has what seems like a harder than 11 move at the crux. I couldn't convince myself to work it as it was my last afternoon here.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (g) Morning Glory Wall : Morning Sky (5.10c)
By: 1Eric Rhicard When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Really fun and sustained. Bit of a sandbag at 10c. Bottom has some hard thin moves and the top stays on you.


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