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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: After pitch 1, you traverse left around the corner. That's where pitch 2 is, with pitch 3 going up the (roughly) south side of the tower. Looks like from your line, you went straight up from the first belay.




Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Amateur Hour (5.9)
By: Greg Opland When: Jun 9, 2015

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Comments: Route you're describing to the left is Long Walk (5.8).


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Morrell's Wall Parking Lot : Xerxes (5.9 R)
By: Greg Opland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: There are a couple small diffs. He left out the crack.


From Phoenix Rock II, c.1996
"This route is at the north end of the rockpile on a large face split by a horizontal crack. Start at the lower left end of the face at the base of a right-leaning fist crack. Climb crack to face, traversing up and right past 1st bolt to horizontal crack. Pass crack and 2nd bolt to undercling pocket. Step left and up past 3rd bolt to top."


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Morrell's Wall Parking Lot : Xerxes (5.9 R)
By: Greg Opland When: May 1, 2015

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Comments: That's a nice description.

And it was when I typed it back in the early 90's as well.
Please don't copy my guidebook into Mountain Project.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Far East : The White Elephant (aka Com...
By: Greg Opland When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Map to the Comet Wall:




Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Rattlesnake Wash Hillside : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: Ain't it more like this? :-)




Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Feb 16, 2015

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Comments: Looks more like the last (new) pitch of Absinthe?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Tom's Thumb : Hot Line (5.10b)
By: Greg Opland When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: No worries Kevin. Just seems like every time I climb Tom's Thumb, there are more bolts pounded into the top. Just sharing some low-impact hope for anyone (reading this) that might be thinking about adding to the heap.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Doomsday (5.9+)
By: Greg Opland When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: They're pretty beefy buttonheads, but as a bolt type, buttonheads should be some of the easier ones to get back out... maybe. :-)




Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Doomsday (5.9+)
By: Greg Opland When: Jan 9, 2015

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Comments: You have to love the new bolt replacement paradigm exhibited on this route...don't do any real work to do a careful, low-impact job, just slam new bolts in next to the old ones and leave a big mess behind. Disgusting.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Little Granite Mountain : Mogul Wall
By: Greg Opland When: Jan 5, 2015

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Comments: It's sort of demoralizing to your guidebook get pieced out and posted for free online. I spent a lot of time working on it to do the best job I could and it just gets served up one piece at a time.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Tom's Thumb : Hot Line (5.10b)
By: Greg Opland When: Dec 25, 2014

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Comments: Crusty old guy comment...

I'm kind of curious what you mean by "poorly placed" anchors. You pretty much have to construct your own for this route and belay someone from the top. I was just up there a little over a week ago. You can see the holes where the knucklehead put bolts in at the top so he could (seriously) solo aid-climb this line on top rope.

So this is a build-your-own like it always has been, and belay your second from the top (aka TOPrope). It wasn't that long ago when you had to h... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : Cryptic (5.8)
By: Greg Opland When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: Right there...




C'mon man... at least do a little of the heavy lifting...

1) They'll give you a map when you pay to enter the park.
2) Look for Ryan Campground.
3) Drive to Ryan Campground.
4) Keep your eyes peeled to the east of the campground, can't miss it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Face : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: Frickin' sport route!!!




Ha ha ha hahaha ha ahhahahaha ahahha ha ha haha!! :-)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Touched By An Angel (5.10)
By: Greg Opland When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: George Lowe and Paul Gagner did a boltless few pitches over here a few years back when they missed the actual start of the regular Earth Angel route. They joined the route a few pitches up.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : The Promised Land : Valerie's Book Area : Prow (5.10b)
By: Greg Opland When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Original topo for the Promised Land (done by Rusty Baillie) only shows a line with a piton noted about halfway up. Could have been bolted since then...but yes, Prow is just left of the Black Cleft.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : The Promised Land : Valerie's Book Area : Tarzan (5.11a)
By: Greg Opland When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Looks like Tarzan.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Pinnacle Peak : Loafer's Choice Slab : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: Camera tilted. Slab route.
Belayer below running around 35-degrees off vertical.
A fine face climb that needs no enhancement.


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