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Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall : Rock Wars (5.10a) : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: 4 hours ago

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Comments: 2 pieces is sewing it up?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Just Do-do It (5.10a)
By: Jon Ruland When: 1 day ago

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Comments: the nut is solid but it won't keep you off the ground if you commit to the crux. also agree that it's harder than Haley's Comet a few routes to the left. very cool upper crack though.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Haley's Comet (5.10a PG13)
By: Jon Ruland When: 1 day ago

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Comments: the old bolts seem to have been replaced with shiny new ASCA bolts.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Conan's Corridor : Colorado Crack (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: 2 days ago

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Comments: while the climbing is good, this route has a lot of hollow sounding rock to be considered a classic.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Hamas Fights For Freedom (A5+)
By: Jon Ruland When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: lol?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Little Twin Owls : Finger Crack (5.11b) : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Too much gear ;)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Scorpion King (5.8-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Jan 14, 2016

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Comments: hah! 11c that's a good one.

it's a really tricky move but you're standing on a ledge while you figure it out. 11- at the hardest.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: it's beautiful
it's beautiful



Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Turn The Other Cheek (5.10-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: the rock is poor quality in many areas but the gear is solid if you place it in the good stuff. this is worth doing if you enjoy crack,s as it does actually require a fair amount of jamming.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Andy's Hat (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: helluva story john.

i also had a bad experience with loose rock on this one. i pulled off a 20-pound block maybe 10 feet up that shattered when it hit the ground and my belayer caught part of it with his leg. left a bruise i think. i can usually tell when there's a danger of something breaking, but this one came out of nowhere.

the crack in the middle is cool but the roof crack is uninspiring and appears to be waiting for just the right moment to break on someone, and the start is really dange... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Nickel Puppies (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: bulge at the top is friggin hard. not 5.9 no way. cool route though.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Lower Devil's East (LDE) : ... : High Man on the Shmotem Pol... (5.11-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: whoops. LOL!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Lower Devil's East (LDE) : ... : High Man on the Shmotem Pol... (5.11-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Dec 3, 2015

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Comments: that glue would be me geir. back when mike and i were bolting this thing i tried to reinforce a key hold at the crux but it broke off anyway, leaving an ugly glue mark behind.

and i agree, it is unfortunate that the rock quality deteriorates so much as this route has amazing position and would be classic otherwise.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Sahuaro Corners : Saguaro Corner (5.10)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: thanks jim. this route is actually pretty good, especially the overhanging layback/stemming corner up high. with the choss mostly gone it's yet another reason to bring a rack to milagrosa.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Sahuaro Corners : Saguaro Corner (5.10)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: After leading this one today we toproped it and knocked at least 100 pounds of choss off the bottom, including the death block described in John H's Milagrosa Canyon Guide. The route is fairly safe now with most of the large and medium-sized blocks removed, though there is still plenty of small stuff waiting to come off.

The next time I'm out there i'll bring a hammer and finish cleaning this route. It actually turned out to be pre... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Unknown (Right of Four Play... (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: very cool crack with actual offwidthing as well as some stemming. worth bringing the big gear if you go for that sort of thing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Triple Play (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: very cool stemming corner/roof that takes good gear. you get some solid hand jams as you pull around and over the roof. worth bringing the rack.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (right of stampede) (5.10a)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: this route is a must do for the southern arizona crack enthusiast. after belaying my second up i lowered down and toproped pitch 2 just to do it again. classic.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Petty Theft (5.6)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: very cool and unusual route for mount lemmon. lots of jams to be had, or you can just stem and climb the fact if jamming isn't your thing. even the easy, unprotected chimney at the top is tons of fun.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Nuts and Bolts (5.10a/b)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: true words paul. you can, however, easily bail onto the 5.9 bolted route to the left of it if you get sketched.

as is the norm for mount lemmon, the crack looks terrible but it climbs a lot better than you would expect. cool jamming and stemming up high.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : R-4 (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: a defining trad route for mount lemmon.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 18, 2015

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Comments: you mean it isn't a 45-degree ramp?


Location: Jon Ruland : Me : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 17, 2015

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Comments: that does sound like something i would say. ;)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : The Tombstone : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 17, 2015

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Comments: is the crack splitting the sunlit face a thing?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 15, 2015

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Comments: i second that. very nice.


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