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Location: VT : Bolton Area : Carcass Crag : Who's Your Daddy (5.12c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Aug 24, 2016

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Comments: This route is a HOOT! An amazing boulder start leads to the crux pulling the roof. Thoughtful slab takes you a little trad-ish runout on a lichen covered bulge to finish things off. What more could you ask for?

Also, 12a for this route is hilarious.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 28, 2016

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Comments: Any updates on the fire?


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : The Citadel : West of Hell (5.13a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: I love them "sequential sequences".


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 12, 2016

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Comments: Crazy feature! What a great photo.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Eureka (5.13a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 11, 2016

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Comments: I've logged a lot of time in the last few years at Rifle and Maple which have cable draws galore. IMO, they are the way to go. There are so many crags across the US that get more traffic than the Orifice that have cable draws everywhere and I have never heard of one having major issues. Climb-tech, FIXE, and several other companies make them in multiple stock lengths and custom lengths if so desired.

Also....... Christian, the Petzl steel biners are great.

I'... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : They Killed Kenny (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 7, 2016

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Comments: Justin- Pretty sure you only get comment notifications of routes you first posted or forum topics that you're following. I could be wrong though.

It can also be very hard to keep up with some MP users with how fast they whip out those snide comments. I'm pretty sure they keep a notebook on hand to jot them down when they come to mind, therefore making it that much easier to be the first to get the "sick burn" when they ar... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Swing Set (5.11+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: I will never understand why people want the old leavers. For what its worth, I have a grip of painted steel biners up for grabs for high traffic routes. Holler if you want some, Jaspur.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tony's Route AKA Cres-sent (5.12)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: John, it's likely I have spent too much time in Rilfe and Maple Canyon and have become lazy. I just felt like since the neighbor climb has chain draws and this is clearly a crag favorite it would benefit from the draws in steep terrain....just voicing my opinion.

We had this place all to ourselves yesterday and stayed out the rain in the overhung terrain. In between burns we rebuilt two of the belay platforms that needed a little love. This is a great little crag.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Tony's Route AKA Cres-sent (5.12)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: Don't believe the hype! This route is sharp.

Also, chain draws/ fixed draws would be awesome on this route. Not sure why it doesn't need any..?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Ten Years After (5.12-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: My favorite route at the crag. Comfy-Ish holds and physical climbing the whole way. Sinker left kneebar rest, of the no hands required variety, right before the off width. Also one above and below that can help you cop a shake if needed.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Two Birds Too Stoned (5.10)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: Best warm up for the crag, IMO. If only there were more like this. Very enjoyable.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave : Straight Man (5.10a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, Michael!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : The Pipe Dream : Millennium (5.13d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Many cobbles at Maple are slopey and positive. Slopey meaning rounded would be my guess.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave : Straight Man (5.10a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: There are a silly number of "X" marked holds on this thing - denoting loose holds. One is roughly the size of a microwave. Glue or a crowbar are in short order. There isn't really anywhere to go for the belayer if some of those holds start to fly.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Box Canyon : Cobble Roof : Gong Show (5.12c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 5, 2016

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Comments: Must love bird feces to enjoy this route.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Box Canyon : Jehovah Wall : Raining snakes (5.12d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 5, 2016

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Comments: This climb is still a little fuzzy to be sure, but the moves are a ton of fun and it will hopefully only clean up more as it sees much deserved traffic.

The upper headwall past the left kneebar is stellar rock compared to the steeper climbing below.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Thornbush Crack (5.7)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: No clue who added the anchors here 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: May 26, 2016

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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.


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