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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Thornbush Crack (5.7)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 22 hours ago

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Comments: No clue who bolted this other than it was after 2009 (the bolts have the manufacture date on them).

Happy to rename this if someone knows the actual name. This is what we called it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 23 hours ago

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Comments: It actually is a steep 5.7 for Mt. Lemmon.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Blank Card 1 (5.9)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 20, 2016

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Comments: No clue who bolted this other than it was after 2009 (the bolts have the manufacture date on them).

Happy to rename this if someone knows the actual name. This is what we called it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 19, 2016

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Comments: Is the tree "on"?

This climb looks pretty awesome!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : The Gallery
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Joe-

The Riddle of Steel is an alternate finish to Breaking Away - basically a two bolt finish + anchors (20 ft.) that drastically changes the caliber of climbing as it is by far and away the hardest section on the wall.

The Dark Tower is a lead in to any of the lines that starts much lower - down and to the right. I linked this into Pucker Up. I initially intended to link it into "The Gallery" - the right most line, but I was breaking holds all of over the place including one that exploded ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Eric- We split the workload and supplies bill pretty evenly so we aren't tapped into Cora's college fund just yet.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Re-Gifting (5.8-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 14, 2016

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Comments: No clue who bolted this other than it was after 2009 (the bolts have the manufacture date on them).

Happy to rename this if someone knows the actual name. This is what we called it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Walking the Plank (5.9-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 14, 2016

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Comments: No clue who bolted this other than it was after 2009 (the bolts have the manufacture date on them).

Happy to rename this if someone knows the actual name. This is what we called it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Winslow Areas : *Jacks Canyon : Main Wall : Total Lack of Jump (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Pablo, don't get me wrong this route is pretty fun, but the dynos are just long moves and not actual dynos, and the climb is short. Let's be real here. It's two stars, maybe three at a stretch.

Still TOTALLY worth doing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Ridgeline
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: Darryl, I just happened upon this. The CASA A-Team will add it to the "to-do" list.

theclimbershome.org/anchor-tea...

Thank you.

Luke Bertelsen
A-Team Lead


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Bring on the Atheists (5.11-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: Although this climb isn't in the grade for very long I believe it will quickly become a well traveled North Fin addition. Very fun!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Ass Over Teacup (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 23, 2016

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Comments: Maybe something broke? It's been awhile since I was on this route, but it felt in the 11 range back when I climbed it. I remember it being a great route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Tree Amigos (5.9+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 22, 2016

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Comments: Atypical for Windy Point - there are jugs most of the way on this route. Great exposure and fun climbing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Grab em in Da Biscuits (5.8)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 22, 2016

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Comments: Eric, Two of us did this yesterday. Unfortunately it's over too soon. Fun climbing though.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : 96 Degrees in the Shade (5.12-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: Well worth the added bolts. Four of us got on this early afternoon today just after a group of three before us. It seems to be a well received addition to the area. The rock quality on the upper half of this climb is pretty amazing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tanque Verde Canyon : The Tool Shed : No Nudes is Good Nudes (Pro... (5.12c/d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: I just saw this route name the other day. Pretty awesome.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 3 - Spine Cave : Sexual Tyranosaurus (5.10+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: Fixed description.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Opening Night (5.11a/b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 27, 2016

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Comments: I did my best to do a thorough job cleaning the loose rock on this climb, but it might still be cleaning up a bit. Belayer beware as there isn't really anywhere to move from the belay perch if debris falls. I also intend to move one bolt still as the clip right where the going gets steep is a little reachy?.
Lastly, there is a right variation of this climb (shares bolts 1 and 2) that used to have red tag. Not sure if it's still there, but it is unclimbed and still needs some work. Enjo... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Secret In The Cellar (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 24, 2015

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Comments: "...short and crazy sharp."

This describes so much of Mt.Lemmon climbing, but it sure is nice weather out there this time of year!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: "The Mothership".

Photo: Sean Heavey.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Raven Maniac (5.12-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: Here's a question..... If this has no move harder than 11+ and Goliath at Enchanted Tower has crux moves that are roughly V4 (5.11-11+) how is this climb rated 12a and Goliath 13a?

For what it's worth, IMO, in no place other than Lemmon does this get 12a.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Left Fork : The Pipeline
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: Sketchy bolts and anchors abound at this wall. SLCA project?


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Left Fork : Pictograph Wall : Dry Ice (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: Agreed that this is harder than Streak. The bolt spacing on this one will get your attention as well. Great climb.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Left Fork : Pictograph Wall : Streak (5.11b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: This is the one to do if you're climbing at Pictograph -varied climbing with cool grips the entire way.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Bladerunner (5.11d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 9, 2015

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Comments: Eric, I'll be in touch. Always happy for feedback.


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