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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 (5.11a/b)
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 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 (5.10a/b)
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


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates : Ultimate Finger Crack (5.11)
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: PG13 could have been for the hanging tree that was above the route.. which is there no more, last I heard.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates : The Ultimator (5.11c)
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Impressive work on the FFA, Eric! Wish I could have seen it go down!

I originally thought this battle would graze 5.12 if not for a few thank-God jugs at its steepest part. Desperate chicken-wings, brutal rattly fist stacks, and crafty leg work will see you through. The protection bolt is convenient at the crux to keep the rope out of your way as you take the tipped #6 for a walk.

Add this one to the local o-dubya circuit!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Hobophobic (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: eww.. the one my right hand is on in the pic? yeah, that's kind of key...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Jul 30, 2013

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Comments: pass it on!


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks
By: Darren Mabe When: Jul 30, 2013

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Comments: Charlie, typically they are not. I can think of about a half-dozen total at Turkey Rocks. Count on building your own belay anchors and walk-of descents! Enjoy this special place.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : The Pit : Upper Tier : Skirts Up Pants Down (5.8)
By: Darren Mabe When: Jul 29, 2013

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Comments: that's awesome


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