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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Elysian Buttress : Elysian Buttress Original R... (5.7+)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jul 24, 2008

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Comments: PS with a 70m pitch 1 and 2 link and pitch 4 and last pitch of M.P. link, pretty sweet.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Elysian Buttress : Elysian Buttress Original R... (5.7+)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jul 24, 2008

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Comments: In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields were the final resting place of the blessed chosen by the gods. This route is well worth the bushwack, almost makes you forget your still in Flagstaff.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Priest Draw : Priest Draw : ... : Fucktard (V5)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jul 19, 2008

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Comments: Super Beta is Right shoe off, strange but true.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Watusi (5.12 PG13)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jul 15, 2008

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Comments: Not to sure about that JJ, but Mike S. said it didn't feel much harder


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : The White Wall : Sporte (5.10c)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jul 15, 2008

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Comments: New anchors should be finished by this afternoon, with good chains. Thanks to Stan Mish for the use of his hand drill ( he also offered up some ole "no gud" hangers but I didn't want to scare the kiddos!) and to Chris T. for saving the day with a power drill. Who knew hand drilling in limestone could be such a pain in the ass. Enjoy


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Buffalo Park : Double Dip Right (V4)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jul 10, 2008

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Comments: One of the best problems at BP. Start on the small corner with a small foot and to good hold on the left side of the cave entrance, reach up to a good chalked hold in the underside of the roof, hike those feet up and layback to reach the softball hold. Way cooler start then jumping. Also if you want to feel like you did a route start the traverse to the left and move into this start, careful of the pictographs.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Watusi (5.12 PG13)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jun 15, 2008

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Comments: Just a heads up as of a week or two ago that detatched pillar is about 2 feet shorter. From what I could see the detatched block that was on top of it is sitting at the bottom of the route with a big X on it. Routes not much harder, now when the rest of that detatched pillar goes...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Bold is Love (5.11)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Jun 15, 2008

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Comments: Climbed this last week and its fantastic! Another beautiful, not contrived line. Perhaps we are seeing the dawn of a new Renaissance at West Elden. Strong work Colin and Helen, bolted on lead no less.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Jungle Wall
By: Dean Hoffman When: May 22, 2008

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Comments: Anybody have any info about the route to the right of Aqualung. I followed Ti on it a few years back and remember it being thin, thin with a wierd roof move past a bolt. 5.12 range perhaps?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The White Wall : Prudence (5.11c)
By: Dean Hoffman When: May 22, 2008

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Comments: Maybe its finger size dependent but man this seemed harder than 11c. Proud lead for those the wander on down.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall : Ivory Snow (5.10+)
By: Dean Hoffman When: May 22, 2008

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Comments: I heartily agree with JJ and Kole, this is damn hard for 10+. But is nice to climb when you're looking for more on the pillow wall.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall : Davidson Dihedral (5.11+)
By: Dean Hoffman When: May 22, 2008

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Comments: This is definitely stout. I've only been able to lead it once, after multiple attempts with multiple falls and that was only with a fair amout of peer pressure from Dr. Dave and the Pinche and claims that the conditions were ideal for my style i.e. there was mud in the crack and water trickling down, but low and behold I fired clean.... now if only I could do that when its dry and sunny!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
By: Dean Hoffman When: May 17, 2008

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Comments: Just a question to Paul Davidson or anyone else that knows. Any truth to a tale I heard told that Paradise Lost was originally Davidsons Dihedral and what we call Davidsons now was actually called the "Kiney"(sp?)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Torpedo (5.10+)
By: Dean Hoffman When: May 17, 2008

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Comments: This has got to be one of the best routes at the Forks. See a lot of people pulling into the left crack and straight in jamming, but man all those drop knees are way cool.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : La Diosa (5.10)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Apr 13, 2008

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Comments: Hey Paul, thanks for the heads up, if it is the same line I apologize for dropping a bolt in it. I didn't see anything listed in that area in Tims book. Regardless its a pretty stellar climb.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : The 3 Amigos (5.9)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Mar 6, 2008

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Comments: This looks very similar to tip toe thru tulips, is it a diff. route up the same formation? Pretty cool if this is a diff. 3 spire formation with ruins next to it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Priest Draw : Priest Draw : ... : Floor Pie (V7)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 23, 2007

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Comments: For my money I think this is one of the coolest problems at the Draw. Once it clicks you'll send everytime. The tree is off! I find it easier than Anorexic, but harder than Twister just to its right, also a very cool problem.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Priest Draw : Priest Draw : ... : Pinch a Loaf (V2)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 23, 2007

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Comments: Are you sure this isn't "Pinching the Loaf"? Awesome problem.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Priest Draw : Howard Draw : ... : The Submarine Traverse (V4-5)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 23, 2007

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Comments: I've heard a lot of people call this the submarine traverse. Also I'd say more in the V3ish range. Awesome problem though, something for everybody.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Crown King Area : King Dome
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 12, 2007

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Comments: Only climbed here once and had a blast. Just note that the 4WD road takes you to a sweet camping spot basically on top of Kingdome, but be prepared for some of the standard desert pinstriping and rough travel. Perhaps the road has been improved but I remember being psyched we had an 85 land cruiser.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Buffalo Park : Photo
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 12, 2007

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Comments: Double Dip comes up through the big boulder in the center, also wicked Mattson? problem starts farther back in the cave. Good traverse comes from Left side in, either finishing at base of Double dip, or cranking up through double dip for good pump.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Buffalo Park : Photo
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 12, 2007

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Comments: Centerpeice in the Center, Commando on the right, and unknown awesome problem starting on slopers just up and left from Centerpeice start and firing to good ledge up and right, then cranking through crimps.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Buffalo Park : Commando (V4)
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 12, 2007

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Comments: Great problem with multiple eliminates possible, throw off the low holds, or try crossing right hand to crimp and firing to the lip, think this might be a Mattson Problem.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : ... : Photo
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 12, 2007

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Comments: Just to finish the story, when my buddy got to the top of Mayflower two guys had rapped in and cleaned my piece off the route and said not a word about the rack. Lame. Anyhow finally got back on the route this summer and fired the lead clean, using locking biners on all my gear!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : ... : Photo
By: Dean Hoffman When: Dec 6, 2007

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Comments: Greg, to add the proverbial insult to injury after my partner and I had disengorged said carabiner from the back of my knee while still hanging from that bomber nut, soloing up that chossy 5-easy around the corner with yellowish goo coming out of my leg and hobbling to the car someone swiped my entire rack! Yup in our haste it was left atop Mayflower and when a buddy got to the ledge 45 minutes later it was vanished! Poof! Lamer than Lame!


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