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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: A great area to spend a summer morning -- shade the whole time and it's pretty near the Solstice. Stunning. Just wish there had been canyoneers stripping to add to the scenery!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall : Chieftain (5.11c)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: Can't wait to do this one, it looks stellar! Will have to be next time, I reckon. Nice work guys -- I recall seeing the beginnings of this last year and so it's good to see it completed. Will be fun to have a go.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall : Southern Comfort (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: A fun route and relatively straightforward to protect given the easy ground -- with the exception of the very top it felt more like a 5.7 or so. A good one to practice placing gear before tackling some of the harder routes that protect with tricky gear.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall : Layin' in the Shade (5.10+)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: What a fabulous route!!! This was super fun and a great one to end my time up here on. Thanks, absolutely loved this one.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: Great additions to this general area! Have had a blast exploring it all recently. Thanks much all. Also, I found one of your small crowbars at the base of El Patron, or thereabouts. Put it with your stash of wire brushes, etc. on the small ledge -- you presumably know where that is.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Memorial wall : Never Forget aka Katelyn Co... (5.9+)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Also a great route!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Memorial wall : Extraordinary Heroes aka An... (5.9+)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Tough start, fabulous route!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Memorial wall
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Very cool to see this developed! I recall the brush clearing and so on last year and so it's great to see routes up. Nice work all and it's been fun so far. Will get back up there soon I imagine.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Confluence Wall
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Great afternoon shade and a lovely place to take a nap after exploring the canyon.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Exit Gorge : Hornet Swarm (5.11)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Tough pro.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Exit Gorge : El Patron (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Super fun! Don't be put off by the wideness -- easy to protect and really fun climbing! Great route.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Exit Gorge : Electra Glide (5.9 PG13)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: The start is what gives it the PG-13 -- it's not too hard climbing, but tricky gear for sure and not a good fall to take.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Exit Gorge
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Nice place for a summer morning. Cool, breezy, water for the dogs, easy approach. Lots of clean up left to be done, but some very nice climbing with easy access. Thanks for the effort Manny et al.!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Exit Gorge : Nefertiti (5.10a/b)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: My favorite for the area so far. Still some loose blocks and, of course, endless lichen. A few hundred more ascents and it should be stellar!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket
By: arjunmh When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: Having explored this area a bit, I think it'd be great to have a map view -- like a Google Earth screen shot -- posted showing all these random different areas marked. Would help navigation a lot. Thanks Manny!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : East Verde : The Library : Los Amigos (5.10a)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: Yup, probably the most fun route I've done in this area.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : East Verde : The Library : The Open Book (5.10)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: Sweet route for sure! This and Los Amigos.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : The Promised Land : River Bend Right
By: arjunmh When: May 30, 2016

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Comments: If this general area is called "River Bend Right", then an easy way to think of the climbs is to have them be on river right and river left. River right is the wall that you get to first with the polished start for all the climbs. When you first arrive at this wall there are two climbs that share the same tricky start protected by a bolt that you clip after you get to a large jug with a committing move. These seem to be called Number 5 and Number 6 with very little other info. I will post better... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Sullivan's Canyon : Lower Sullivan's : ... : Easy Option (5.10a)
By: arjunmh When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: This was an absolute blast of a climb! Doubles of #2 and #3 were helpful, plus a #4. Sweet line and long compared to others.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Sven Towers : ... : Spinal Tap (5.8+)
By: arjunmh When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: A fun step across. I suspect that the original way this was climbed was up from the gully judging from the placement of the old pitons. Have done it both ways now and it's definitely more fun and sustained to climb the slab as though you're going to do Ergone and then cut right to the arete and the step across. The gully approach is more logical, but simpler. Cool old pitons to see. Imagine climbing it with just those and maybe a couple 2x4s!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Sven Towers : ... : Spinal Block (5.11b/c)
By: arjunmh When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: Nice delicate and sharp (at the crux) face climbing. Agree that it's 10 climbing before and after a fun crux section. Clipping stances are solid.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Sven Towers : ... : Spinal Cracker (5.10 PG13)
By: arjunmh When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: Some nice jamming on this one, but there is a flake that will pull off if it's pulled hard on. Reality is that you won't do that while climbing this and the pro is solid above and below, but it's a bit nerve wracking to have a creaking flake in the middle. Not sure why there's a bolt at the outset, though it does add to the comfort level of getting established in the crack -- not having the bolt would make it a more traditional McDowell Mtn type of climb (i.e. scary at the outset).


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Torchfinger (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Apr 10, 2016

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Comments: Yup, fair enough, the first few moves are likely harder than 5.8. Getting to the bolt likely tricky, but you're not far up and a good spot is a good spot. The single bolt near the base of the face with a swath of greenish lichen going up it marks the start of the climb. Seems like a semi trail is starting to be made from the base of "Wall Drug" around climber's right of that face and up to the base of this climb. Works well. Sorry about not having any pics handy for this, will try to remember ne... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Barks Canyon Wall
By: arjunmh When: Apr 5, 2016

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Comments: Gorgeous rock and great routes. Single rope rap possible to descend, but it takes 3: 1 from the anchors that are slightly off summit (and out of sight from summit down the east side) to the big ledge on top of p. 2 of The Long Lead, then another single line to the anchors on top of p. 1 of Glory Road, then the last to the ground. Great anchors in great shape.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Barks Canyon Wall : The Long Lead (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Apr 5, 2016

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Comments: Single rope rap possible, but it takes 3: 1 from the anchors that are slightly off summit to the big ledge on top of p. 2, then another single line to the anchors on top of p. 1 of Glory Road, then the last.


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