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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Infectious (5.13)
By: Matt Fowls When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: A large portion of why I enjoy this route is precisely because it incorporates some elements of harder bouldering into sport climbing (IE, challenging holds where conditions _do_ matter). Another example demonstrating how subjectivity permeates our sport. I sent the route today in 80 degree weather. Really wasn't so bad and I had a good time doing it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Wilford Brimley (V10-11)
By: Matt Fowls When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: Wilford Brimley




Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Hairpin Boulders
By: Matt Fowls When: Jan 17, 2013

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Comments: Beta Video:

Hairpin Bouldering



Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Trapezoid (5.13)
By: Matt Fowls When: Nov 19, 2011

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Comments: This climb has everything in it, and the movement is some of the best I've experienced. Absolutely incredible route!


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Triangle Boulder : Unknown (V7-8)
By: Matt Fowls When: Oct 25, 2011

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Comments: Not in the guide. Anyone know the history of this route?


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Triangle Boulder : Something Wicked This Way C... (V6-7)
By: Matt Fowls When: Oct 25, 2011

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Comments: Not in the guide. Anyone know anything about the history of this problem?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tucson Area Bouldering : Silverbell Boulders : Javelina Cave and the A Fra... : F in A Dyno (V8)
By: Matt Fowls When: May 12, 2011

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Comments: i intended to do the original line when i did this prob back in feb 2010; but, i did it this way instead--i thought it was easier than using the crimps. With that said, it really didn't seem like a different line (as opposed to the crimp version)--it seemed more like an alternative way to do the same problem.

Should this variation really be distinguished from the crimp version??? it seems like a matter of different beta. (Similar grade, identical start/end, etc.).

regardless, its a ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Project (V10+)
By: Matt Fowls When: Jan 16, 2011

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Comments: a jumpstart sounds cool!

I think that Aaron Mike did a version of the non-jump start that begins above the horizontal left hand edge on the large sloping undercling-pinch. However, i forget what he named it, and what grade he proposed. A very committing and awesome send!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Wu Tang Sword (V9-10)
By: Matt Fowls When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: If youre willing to overlook its initial lowball appearance, this problem climbs very well! lots of moves with an easy first section, followed by a sustained crux section and difficult top out. Around 13 arm movements before all is said and done, and a lot of footwork in between!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Northern AZ Bouldering : Kelly Canyon : East Kelly Canyon : ... : The Slab (V6)
By: Matt Fowls When: Jul 17, 2010

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Comments: does anyone have any information on the variation beginning on the v6, and trending out right to the arete?

i did it yesterday, and have not been able to find any name or grade.

thanks!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Northern AZ Bouldering : Kelly Canyon : East Kelly Canyon : ... : Green Mile Direct (V9)
By: Matt Fowls When: Jul 17, 2010

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Comments: this is one of the best boulder problems that i've ever seen!

highly recommended... very difficult, and requires a lot of figuring (and falling) if it is near your limit.

maybe it's because i did it in the summer--and on a humid day at that--but i feel more inclined to call this one v10.. but what do i know! i'll be interested to see how it feels on a crisp, dry, and cool fall day!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Northern AZ Bouldering : Kelly Canyon : East Kelly Canyon : ... : The Traverse (V7-8)
By: Matt Fowls When: May 23, 2010

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Comments: this problem tops out.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Red and Black Crack (?) (V0+ R)
By: Matt Fowls When: Apr 19, 2010

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Comments: This could be the 'Red and Black Crack' referred to by Steiger in his 1985 guide, although I had trouble matching the description to the climb itself.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : The Jungle
By: Matt Fowls When: Apr 19, 2010

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Comments: i had that thought too, which is why i didn't post this area up for over a year. after looking into it as well as i could, i decided the worst that could happen was that i take it down/adjust names, etc.

the bands are too short to fit the description. the one that is tall is a slab, whereas in the description for the barefoot wall, it is overhanging. from Mcmillen's guide regarding the BF wall: "More like routes than boulder problems."

these problems are pretty short and sweet, and i believe... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Infectious (5.13)
By: Matt Fowls When: Apr 17, 2010

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Comments: This is one of the coolest routes that i have ever been on. Nice job Kevin!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Delirious (5.12a)
By: Matt Fowls When: Apr 8, 2010

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Comments: thanks eric!

i appreciate the info.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Delirious (5.12a)
By: Matt Fowls When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: does anyone have any information about the route to the left of delirious?

ie) grade and name?

thanks!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tucson Area Bouldering : Silverbell Boulders : Javelina Cave and the A Fra... : Tage Der Schurzen (V10)
By: Matt Fowls When: Feb 12, 2010

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Comments: good stuff. ill try it that way next time im out there. good job on the send!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tucson Area Bouldering : Silverbell Boulders : Javelina Cave and the A Fra... : Tage Der Schurzen (V10)
By: Matt Fowls When: Feb 8, 2010

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Comments: good eye trey. one question though: the _jug_ lip is with in reach, and from that jug, the bad crimp on a frame crimps.. did you use that?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tucson Area Bouldering : Silverbell Boulders : Javelina Cave and the A Fra... : A-Frame Crimps (V8)
By: Matt Fowls When: Feb 8, 2010

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Comments: jump to the top and skip the bad hold... no need for unnecessary pain.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Golden Beaver Left (5.13-)
By: Matt Fowls When: Jan 14, 2010

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Comments: truly an awesome feat. great job david!

has this seen an ascent since?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Matt Fowls When: Jan 13, 2010

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Comments: brutal


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Dark Side of the Moon (V9)
By: Matt Fowls When: Dec 19, 2009

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Comments: hahaha thanks for finding my shoe.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Pending
By: Matt Fowls When: Dec 11, 2009

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Comments: possibly some very hard lines on this boulder. the ones i can see begin on a block undercling crimp under the roof with a toe hook around the lip. SMALL polished crimps the whole way out...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Hairpin Roof (V6)
By: Matt Fowls When: Dec 9, 2009

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Comments: thanks luke... maybe you should post it up..


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