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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Epitaph (5.9+)
By: Darren Mabe When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: ANCHOR UPDATE: with concurrence from the FA, a pair of bolts were added to P1 belay ledge (~75'), and two more added to the P2 stance above the previous tat-bail anchor. The tat and half-driven pin were removed leaving the one ok bolt, that may prove to be difficult/improbable to clip. A #5C4 and #4C4 recommended on the final flake of the second pitch. (single rap to ground from P2 anchors with two ropes.)

P3 anchor still remains the same (two 3/8-inchers with biners), and c... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Double Stout (5.13b) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Dec 13, 2013

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Comments: "Taste it once. Remember it forever."


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Rocketman (5.12+) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: Great view.
Am I the only one that would make this a desktop background?! ;)


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Rectory : Coyote Calling (5.11+) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: options for comfy belay beta: re-position on P1 anchors with a #1 C4, P2 with a .5 C4, and P3 with micro cam.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Arch Enemy (5.11+)
By: Darren Mabe When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: Give it a break with the green C3! You don't really need anything smaller than blue metolius. Excellent route!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: lean mean dean!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Capitalist Crag : Lower Capitalist Crag : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Glad to see that belay bolt is still there and is helpful. I previously used a #2 Camalot in the horizontal and a blue TCU in a pocket for a gear belay.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rebel Wall : Large Crack (Mabe's version... (5.9)
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: According to my notes and Alvino's topo, that is also what I referred to as 'Large Crack'. This route has a fixed pin.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Band of Gypsies (5.8+)
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: Best 5.8 trad route at the jungle!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: i have seen tests like those too, Eric. Though comforting, the hazard is not in the biner breaking, but rather the sharp edges that can cut the rope. On two occasions, I have had the sheath of my rope cut and even some of the core from falling on a grooved biner. However, this is more common on fixed draws rather than lower-off biners.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Main Amphitheater : Black and Tan (5.10)
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: thanks guys! this was the route's only minor blemish, and now is clean as a whistle!


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Sheeprock : Land that Time Forgot : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: This is the time of day where Anasazi Arete casts a shadow that looks like a profile of a head.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Rebel Wall : Floppy Boot Stamp (5.8-) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: That looks about right, Jay. I would have to look back at my notes, but much of my information for Rebel Wall came from a crude hand drawn topo from Alvino Pon.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Sheeprock : Land that Time Forgot : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Sep 19, 2013

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Comments: The first pitch of Minoan Maze is between RITS and Knossos.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Bumbling Stock : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: The lower angled slab to the right has an anchor to use for top-roping. Fun slab climbing on bullet rock. You can access the anchor by scrambling to it from the right up the gully and doing an exposed traverse. Josh M. pieced together a route that starts right of CoB, pulls the roof, and continues on the flake/pillar. This was all done in summer 2009.

Plenty more potential for new routes on this formation.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Stumbling Block : Unknown 1 (5.6)
By: Darren Mabe When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: Correct, Jay, my gear lists were pre-C4, so an old #4 Camalot or C4 #5 would be good to have. This and its neighbor to the right are good moderate crack routes; a rarity in Clear Creek.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: "first fall on gear"... on a 5.12.

awesome.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Stumbling Block : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 27, 2013

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Comments: I think Pete referred to this as the Fickle Finger of Fate.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Sterling Sliver (5.12) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: Yeah Mark! Dean told me that story when we did Safecracker! Whatever it ends up being called, its got interesting climbing on it especially the transition and top! Was an adventure in itself to aid.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Redball (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: "Redball Biscuits"
Redball links with upper half of High Hanging Biscuits pretty reasonably (5.6) for a longer variation. Extend the anchor and next bolt with runners and continue with HHB.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Winslow Areas : *Jacks Canyon
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: The fire didn't bother the camping area. Trails have been restored.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Sheeprock : Land that Time Forgot : Riders in the Sky (5.10c/d R)
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 21, 2013

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Comments: Cindy, the route between RITS and Knossos is actually the start of Minoan Maze. They cross at the ledge. I didn't draw it in my picture topo, but there is one of Pete's original topos on the main page.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Bindlestiff (5.10-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: Bunch of bats currently camped out in the upper crack pooping all over each other.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Southern Exposure (5.10)
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: Added lower off biners for the second time. I ziptied them to the quick links. Hopefully they don't vanish a third time. Thanks!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Williams/ Sycamore Canyon : *Paradise Forks : The Obsidian Wall : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 7, 2013

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Comments: thats the SWS section


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