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Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : Peñón Blanco : Mi Flaquita (5.10b/c) : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: Gracias Roberto! We really enjoyed the climbing. Jorge Guzman gave me some information and we had a good climb because of his help.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces : Bon Homme Variation (5.8) : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Jun 25, 2016

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Comments: One was there last week.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: She isn't very close, just an illusion. I feared a spear if I fell but it's not even close enough for that.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Middle Section : Into the Maelstrom (5.12- PG13)
By: manuel rangel When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: A photo 0f the start would be nice.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : Vitamin M (5.11b)
By: manuel rangel When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: I added a bolt to get to the new anchor yesterday. It should be much safer.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : Stewart Peak : Zen Plum (5.9)
By: manuel rangel When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: We noted it. Nice job! Now for the top.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : South Mountain : Pima Canyon Area
By: manuel rangel When: May 9, 2016

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Comments: The first part of the approach along the dirt road is above the actual canyon floor. When you arrive at the stone building (built by CCC in the 30s, as was the trail in the canyon floor you are about to enter), drop into the canyon floor heading west. From the stone ramada you can choose to continue on the trail and hike or drop into the canyon for another 5-10 minutes for some bouldering.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : South Mountain
By: manuel rangel When: May 9, 2016

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Comments: This June the City Parks Dept is having meetings to determine where bouldering, among other activities, will be allowed. I will publish the dates as I get them. Please join and be heard.

Contact me if you have any questions.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : John Rae/Genre Dome : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: May 9, 2016

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Comments: In the spirit of John Rae, Brent is exploring a new possibility. My advice did not good.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: May 9, 2016

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Comments: That is the Hippy Domes complex on the skyline.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon : Spaghetti Western Wall
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 29, 2016

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Comments: Hiking in Isolation Canyon is not for the faint of heart. If you do hike the ledge from FW to SWW you will walk along a rough "path" that takes you first to Politricks Wall then to the scree slope. Cross this unstable rock and crawl over some scrub Oak to SWW.

I avoid all that by going straight to SWW first. Much easier, as you say.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : White Punks On Skateboards (5.9)
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 29, 2016

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Comments: I was interested in it from day one but never hopped on it. Brad Mattingly did it and wasn't very excited.

Good job!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 23, 2016

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Comments: Great shot


Location: NV : Christmas Tree Pass : Main Area : NE Face of Saddle Crag (5.10-) : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: Nice slab climbing. It gets you to the final pitches of the NE Face. Saddle Crag was difficult to descend. I think it needs a few anchors instead of the tat we used.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon : Spaghetti Western Wall : For A Few Ankles More (5.11c)
By: manuel rangel When: Apr 5, 2016

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Comments: I tried to keep the fixed draw a bit less visible at the time. A chain would suffice but I will probably use the same fixed draw type. Thanks for the heads up.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - South : Exacerbator (5.11a)
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 9, 2016

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Comments: I can't recall any other anchors nearby. I think a tag line would help. I'd be interested to find out if a 70m would work which would change the length of the route. I thought it was close to 150' tall.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Sven Towers : ... : Spinal Tap (5.8+)
By: manuel rangel When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: It is almost completely bolted. Add a #1 camalot to the protection unless you want to face a horribly long fall.

I loved this route. Great addition to the area. Heady climbing so be prepared.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : South Mountain : Pima Canyon Area : ... : Crown of Thorns (V3)
By: manuel rangel When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Jay Anderson and I used this rock in the 80s as a nice workout. Back then the base had a nasty thorny shrubby tree and luxuriant grass on the right side. I think the greenery disappeared and the ground level actually rose. Strange movements of the landscape.

Good times.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: Good idea Kevin. I tend to climb softly because of my backyard, Camelback.


Location: Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : Stanage Edge : ... : Photo
By: manuel rangel When: Feb 3, 2016

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Comments: Looks like left unconquerable.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : West Point : Butter Bars (5.10b/c)
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: Done and done.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: Just thought I'd pass along a thought about the routes in some older areas at Queen Creek. A lot of the bolts and hangers are not considered up to modern standards. Many old SMC hangers were used.

If anyone wants to begin a rebolting effort, maybe you could contact the owners of Queen Creek climbing, the Queen Creek Coalition. They purport to represent climbing here so they should probably fix this problem.

Please contact them and ask them to fix the problem: theqcc.com/


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Totem-Proto Area : Totem Pole Direct (5.10)
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 29, 2016

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Comments: That's too bad. I am all for bold climbing and have retrobolted some of my routes in this area. I grew with the times and learned more about the medium. Strong climbers can feel ok with crap gear and claim it's fine but that's not a trend I support nowadays.

I would like to hear from the bolt remover and their reasons for pulling the hangers.

My opinion on whether it goes or stays is only an armchair opinion since I haven't lead it on gear. If what Aaron says is true, that he sent some death ... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Eagletail Mountains : Courthouse Rock : Indie Buttress (5.8 PG13)
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 11, 2016

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Comments: I've done this route a few times. It doesn't need a lot of protection and the bolts are adequately spaced. The scariest part of the ride is the final traverse.

Stop at the last bolt on traverse to belay. You should be able to see each other; if you can't see your partner, you went to far on the traverse.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Camelback Mountain : The Headwall : Donamatrix (5.8+)
By: manuel rangel When: Jan 1, 2016

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Comments: Umm. It isn't wiggling out. Looks the same as when I put it in. Unfortunately I started using glue ins after this route. But the 8" x 1/2" bolt hole was dug out a bit much when the hole was started. The edge of the hole will always be loose. That is a big problem here, the rock is weak and crumbles, so I used a longer than usual bolt.


If it bothers anyone else, come talk to me and you and I can replace it. Otherwise, I'll check it again. Looks like they have loosened a bit.

The anchor is onl... more >>


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