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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 3 - Spine Cave : Sexual Tyranosaurus (5.10+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 6 days ago

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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.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Windshield Wiper Wall : The Hitchhiker (5.11c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: I have done this route several times now with at least two different "70M" ropes. Both reached, but not by much. It's also worth noting that while this climb does have 26 bolts on the way to the chains there is often one at your shin and one in front of your face so the bolt spacing is pedestrian to say the least. Only mentioned here because if you don't feel like racking that many draws on your harness you can likely skip a few here and there and save your self the weight.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Muscle Shoals (5.12-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: I wonder if the star ratings given by folks for this and for Clip Tide are based on Reef standards versus Mt. Lemmon standards. Both this climb and Clip Tide are 3 stars anywhere on the mountain, IMO.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Secret Canyon : ... : Mamma Don't Take My Kodachr... (5.12-)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: YIKES!!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Mulligan Pie (5.11)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Aug 22, 2015

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Comments: This is a great route, but the top is a little of a "choose your own adventure" climb as there are bolts to your left and right all within your reach.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : The Eagle's Gift (5.11c/d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: This is the one to do if you make the trek.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 22, 2015

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Comments: Nice job, Andy!!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Steel Reserve (5.13c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: This route is every bit of .13c. Awesome moves. Be prepared to get your crimp on.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : The Peaks Crag : ... : Be the Burn (5.11+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: This route is wild with amazing features. DO IT!!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : The Peaks Crag : ... : Metro Line (5.12a/b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Awesome climb. IMO this is easier than Chasing Dragons. Doesn't really matter. Both are amazing.


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, 2015

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Comments: I have some ClimbTech cable draws I'm willing to donate if anyone is headed back out soon.

Let me know.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Screw You Guys, I'm Going H... (5.11d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: Best route out here, IMO.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Mr Hanky The Christmas Poo,... (5.11)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: The clipping 'plate' at the anchor has been significantly diminished as the glue holding it on finally gave way.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Low Standard Cave : Low Standards (5.11c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: For the love of god, DO NOT climb this route!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: Unfortunately, I am very slow at getting back around to these unfinished projects.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: The other rope is on Time the Avenger. The two climbs come near one another at the top, but start further apart.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : The Beach : Blood Meridian (5.12+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: John, it's funny you mentioned one route being your style and the other not as much. I guess I feel pretty much the opposite about the two routes in terms of which suits me more. Both are fantastic. We've been hitting this place pretty hard this season. We finally got smart and learned not to even show up until it is in full shade. If you follow that rule the late afternoons/ early evenings are amazing out there.


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