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wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord


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Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : Muricuh (5.12)
By: Darren Mabe When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: Not if you say it with a big mustache and a mullet.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Left Wire : Right Side : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: Great capture.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 : Jacks Canyon : Swiss Wall : Suisse Peter (5.9+ PG13)
By: Darren Mabe When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: there was only a single quicklink on each of the anchor bolts. Either someone took the lower-off biners or doesn't mind twisted ropes. I added a dinky rap ring to each though those probably won't last long.


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: what isn't girl friendly?


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Rainy Day Rock : Slippery When Wet (5.7) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Not quite..


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 4 - Superfly Sector : Betamorphosis (5.13b/c)
By: Darren Mabe When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: Well done and great route name... But Luis a grey beard??? Hahaha!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Hobo Jungle : Boxcar Tourist (5.11d) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: who knew?!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Miscellaneous Routes : Engagement (5.10+) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: ha! here it is before it broke:
:o
:o



Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Brown Nosing (5.9)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Robbie revived this hidden gem! Quality climbing for a long pitch, though would work very well to break it up into two short pitches, belaying at the comfy orange scoop ledge (seen in pic below at the treeline). The rock deteriorates a bit the higher you get, though the jams are secure. The tree we rapped from can be seen below too.

Brown Nosing shown below, about 40' left of White Wedding:
The dihedral of White Wedding, including the upper pitch.  Anchor is on ledge just right of bush at the top of the dihedral
The dihedral of White Wedding, including the upper pitch. Anchor is on ledge just right of bush at the top of the dihedral



Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: Pre-FA. The vegetation is not there anymore, and the crack cleaned up nicely.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: May 25, 2013

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Comments: The first anchor won't interfere with you going to the rim in one pitch, though its probably a few grades harder and pretty dirty in the tips crack above the nice squeeze. I left a short bolt and a fixed nut for an anchor. Bring a shovel if you want to get to the tree.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Postcolonial Crag : Stonewall (5.13a)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Is this also Bjorn's FFF proj?


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : Photo (Copy)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 16, 2013

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Comments: Here's one ;)


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Stone Cold Moderate (5.7)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 16, 2013

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Comments: Whoa there, Tex...there are plenty of routes in CCC that might not feel like an overbolted outdoor gym. To stereotype it as such is a bit inaccurate.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: Hey Paul! I definitely will return for that short second pitch. I have something for Dean across from this...


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: sweet! have the falcon closures been lifted early this year?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Ultimate Dihedral (5.10+)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: I cleaned up the direct start of Ultimate Dihedral, and Casey Niggemyer got the likely FA of this variation this weekend (see picture)! This should become the standard route, avoiding the mossy slab with half driven pins.

Beta: Boulder up the overhanging left-facing corner to a jug. A pair of micro-cams (purple/grey metolius or equivalent) and #0.5 C4 a bit higher will protect the moves establishing in the pod and join the rest of the Ultimate right-facing dihedral. The overall grade stil... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Capitalist Crag : Lower Capitalist Crag : Stroh's (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: Is the belay bolt gone?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Miscellaneous Routes : Into The Wild (5.12a)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: certainly a standard setting modern classic.

Personally I think the pitch ratings are more like:
10c, 10a, 11a, 11c, 6, 10(weird), 10+(sandy), 12b, 10d.

a few more notes on the raps. I counted 7 raps, with the first and last one being with one rope, and the others with two. this worked out perfectly.

RAP 1: Top(P9)-P8 ~80'
RAP 2: P8- P7* ~105' this rap station is located up and right from P7 anchors. Even though it is well camoed, you can take note of it from the P7 ledge if you look just pa... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook
By: Darren Mabe When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: ya sure it wasn't a king snake?

red and yellow kills a fellow? red and black safe for Jack?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Pussy Mind Trick (PMT) (5.12-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: excellent work by the FA party, though I am not surprised. The first half of P1 is thoughtful yet secure face climbing followed by a nice rest. Then get ready for two subtle and techy cruxes separated by another rest. Incredible pitch. 11 bolts.

For pitch 2, don't be tempted to burn your big cams (#3 and #4) too early, though there is a sweet spot for a #5 at the beginning. For the rest of this pitch you only need a few pieces up to #.75 C4, doubles in 1s, 2s, and 3s, an... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : Trundler's Club Buttress
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Approach is pretty easy from chicken point. Vehicle permitting, drive the broken arrow trail to chicken point and park. Park away from where the pink jeeps congregate. A trail roughly leads towards trundlers club buttress. Takes maybe 15-20min.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: sweet sound. every time a Sedona bolt rings, an angel gets its wings.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: Easier if you clip in shorter.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Crystal Tower : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: Easier if you clip in shorter.


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