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Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River
By: markguycan When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: I agree with Jackel, please be a proactive climber rather than a reactive environmentalist.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Middle Section : Test of Faith (5.11b/c)
By: markguycan When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: 2010- felt pretty hard for 10a. Oh, remembered that wrong!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: Cowboy Up is the flared corner above the climber's helmet, then heads left to follow arete.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Wild Wild West (5.10+)
By: markguycan When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: "Cowboy Up" is what we called a project I started a few years ago. It skips P3 & P4 and goes up the steep corner then up a bolted arete. We never got it free. I'd like to offer this up to any hardmen/hardwomen who would like to give it a go. Might need another bolt or so...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Sterling Sliver (C2) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Ha! That's "Chaco Maneuver" -named after Dean dislocated his shoulder while attempting it on TR. He couldn't get his shoulder to go back in until he bent down to pick up his chacos.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: BEAUTIFUL!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : Photo
By: markguycan When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: I think Keith Beckley and I got on that in 2005 or so, found it really sandy and baled after the first or second bolt


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: pitch one ends on the sunny ledge just right of the large pine on the left, pitch two traverses right (exciting) then up diagonal to end on sunny ledge above large pine on the right; both anchors are 2 fat bolts!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : Justice of the Peace (5.11+)
By: markguycan When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: this looks awesome!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw Area : ... : DPH (5.10+)
By: markguycan When: Feb 24, 2013

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Comments: Somebody should link the top of GPH with ThumbsUp. This would require about 20ft for FA climbing with probably only a short crux of 11+ fingers to thin hands.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Jan 13, 2013

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Comments: congratz Dave! It looks sweet! I think I remember you telling me about this a couple of years ago.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Nov 18, 2012

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Comments: yeah Scott- time to get back to it!! we replaced the anchors last year- it's good to go!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Nov 3, 2012

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Comments: I seriously doubt rockfall would cause both hangers to be so perfectly flattened. I suspect a crack climbing purist has enforced his ethics on everyone. It's unfortunate since this testpiece will be harder to back off from if it can not be finished for reason.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Damfino Canyon : Damfino Spire (5.11- PG13)
By: markguycan When: Oct 14, 2012

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Comments: the "bad" bandito bolts are actually pretty good. the rusty button-heads up higher need to be replaced though. On the bright side- you can now skip those upper anchors and rap down on bomber 1/2" x 5"bolts from the summit -down Damfidont. PindrycMilan- the name is the same as the FS sign that used to mark the trail before someone decided to take it home.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Middle Section : Into the Maelstrom (5.12- PG13)
By: markguycan When: Oct 5, 2012

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Comments: looks pretty sweet Scott!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : John Doe Wall : Jane Doe (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Aug 31, 2012

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Comments: looks like you could push a couple variations up higher. the arching crack above the roof looks pretty sweet!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : John Doe Wall : Jane Doe (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Aug 31, 2012

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Comments: do you use that flared finger and hand crack to your right?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : Wanting a Hula Hoop, Hammer... (5.9 V2)
By: markguycan When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: @Steve- yeah we should have listed before we went out- we forgot all three items on the FA!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: Super dog pinnacle in the distance.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Dangling Monkey (5.12-)
By: markguycan When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: first pitch is pretty sandbag for 10- Actually more like 11- but good! I used a full set of dbls to #2 camalot plus 1 #3. Scoped out the upper pitch for next time: looks like dbl #4 and a #5 would be useful. I'll be back!!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Unknown (5.10c)
By: markguycan When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: I heard this is route was named Winnebago.
The second pitch is pretty exciting but I'd give it 10.c & PG13 at most.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Trundlers Club (5.11-)
By: markguycan When: Nov 12, 2011

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Comments: Great route, approach is too sketchy to bring the pooch. I'd recommend bringing dbls to #4 and don't forget to eat your Wheaties!!Rap #1 is almost 100ft- watch your tails as you swing in to grab the anchor!! Rap #2 is short down and right. Rap #3 follows a sweet hand crack which has already eaten at least one rope (almost got ours). From Rap #4 we TR'd the first pitch of PMT- intriguing & hard face climbing with safe but spaced bolts: this would make this a very exc... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - South : Footprints in the Sand (5.10c)
By: markguycan When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: looks like the lower 2/3rds of this line is what I used to call "Ten Roof Rusted" - a diagonal toprope climb left of Indecent Exposure. Thanks Manny for making this a lead climb.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : Indecent Exposure (5.11b/c)
By: markguycan When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: as for the rating- I've been told it's harder than either No White Flag or Submission. That said I believe it is at most 11c. It is more technical but less pumpy than either of the afore mentioned routes.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : Indecent Exposure (5.11b/c)
By: markguycan When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: on the bright side, if you do blow the third clip you are already way out over exposed air. If you've thought to anchor your belayer in you surely will not hit any(thing/one).


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