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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: Meghan When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: Someone has scattered rat poison around the base of The Orifice Wall here on Mt. Lemmon, presumably to kill the mice that occasionally raid lunches. This is obviously NOT COOL. Whomever did it obviously wasn't thinking about the squirrels, chipmunks, birds, reptiles that eat them, and other people's dogs. We may not like for animals to get into our things, but this is their habitat-- even the mice-- not ours. Not that any rangers would ever know about it, but this would also be a great way to ge... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : The Fortress
By: Meghan When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: Someone has scattered rat poison around the base of The Orifice, presumably to kill the mice that occasionally raid lunches. This is obviously NOT COOL. Whomever did it obviously wasn't thinking about the squirrels, chipmunks, birds, reptiles that eat them, and other people's dogs. We may not like for animals to get into our things, but this is their habitat-- even the mice-- not ours. Not that any rangers would ever know about it, but this would also be a great way to get access to a crag taken... more >>


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Miscellaneous Castlewood Bo... : Little Devil (V11 X)
By: Meghan When: Jul 23, 2010

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Comments: I think high ball problems like this are irresponsible and should be banned. Since a dwarf wouldn't be able to reach the top without his/her feet leaving the ground, the least you could do is add a few bolts.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 5 - Bee Cave : Veganator (5.12a)
By: Meghan When: Jan 13, 2010

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Comments: Thanks guys! :-)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : The Climb Too Tough To Die (5.10a PG13)
By: Meghan When: Nov 2, 2009

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Comments: ...I have just confirmed that you cannot link pitches 3 & 4 with a 70m rope... In case anyone was wondering. There is, however, a good tree about 30 feet past the actual anchors to belay from with a huge ants' nest to sit in (red ants) if you are stupid enough to try. They were fairly benign for red ants. :-) FYI-- I took a single rack from #1 Metolius to #3 Camalot and used everything except the #1 Camalot and #4 Metolius. I definitely didn't sew up the route, but wa... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : Warpaint (5.10c PG13)
By: Meghan When: Oct 13, 2009

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Comments: If you do Warpaint soon after 10/10/09, then you may want to bring a wrench with you. There are several spinners at the top two sets of anchors (otherwise in great shape-- almost new-- but somebody needs to tighten the nuts). I would have done it, but I didn't have a wrench. GREAT route!! :-) Thanks as usual EFR!!!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : Photo
By: Meghan When: Apr 17, 2009

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Comments: ...and his sidekick the "Stronhold Staypuff Marshmallow Gal". I was wearing TWO down puffies, a fleece jacket, TWO thermal shirts, AND a shell... Bean Fest was COLD!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Meghan When: Mar 10, 2009

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Comments: There was a post a while back, but as an update, as of 3/9/09 one of the two bolts for the anchor on the last pitch is still a spinner and the bolt is loose in the wall. Really fun route-- we didn't see anybody else all day (of course, it was so cold that everybody else was probably smart enough to climb something sunny... but nonetheless, it was deserted...)

:-)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (right of stampede) (5.10a)
By: Meghan When: Jan 5, 2009

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Comments: Yes, that was me... Good meeting you! I loved your crag dog!! He hung out with us while we ate, drank, and climbed Sheep Thrills. :-)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (right of stampede) (5.10a)
By: Meghan When: Jan 4, 2009

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Comments: Thanks for the support on the .10a business. I thought it worthwhile to post so that the "budding 5.9 climber" wouldn't get on the route without any warning that it's a little stiff. We also ran the first two pitches together and did it in 4 using a 70m. Might be able to do it that way with a 60m. Happy climbing!! :-)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (right of stampede) (5.10a)
By: Meghan When: Jan 4, 2009

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Comments: I climbed this again yesterday and think it's actually harder than I originally thought. On climbing it again, I think it has a few .10a moves and a lot of sustained 5.9. Really good route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mendoza Canyon (aka Coyote ... : Table Dome : Wily Javelina (5.9 PG13)
By: Meghan When: Dec 23, 2008

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Comments: This is an awsome route if you like slab. As for the "R" rating, It is well bolted through the harder moves and run out on the easy sections. For a really solid 5.9 leader, it will seem very safe, but for someone who is shaky on a 5.9, you may want to wait. The first bolt is probably 30-40' from the ground on relatively easy climbing. The last two pitches are only protected by one bolt and chicken heads, but there are bomber holds everywhere and the chicken heads are good.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Mystery of the Desert (5.9)
By: Meghan When: Dec 14, 2008

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Comments: ...OK, so we took off all our GEAR except harnesses... Thanks for pointing out my sloppy language... but it would have been much more humorous if it really was EVERYTHING but the harness. That would be a funny stunt to pull. YOU get to be the one going through the squeeze chimney. I'll handle the camera this time!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Mystery of the Desert (5.9)
By: Meghan When: Dec 14, 2008

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Comments: ...Eric Deschamps and I did go through the chimney... after taking our helmets and everything else besides harnesses off. Even just my knot got stuck over and over again and I'm a bony, small, person. It was great fun, though!! Good route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : Photo
By: Meghan When: Dec 10, 2008

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Comments: This was Vince Bates warming up on Spinal Twist. Great photo, Daryl!!! I felt bad about screwing your hand up the day before, but now I'm glad you were relegated to taking pictures! (Although I hope your hand is O.K. now... sorry to send a rock down on it with my rock exploding cam.)
:-)


Location: Daryl Allan : gen : Photo
By: Meghan When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: I have the super secret beta that this IS NOT a baby's butt... The "nice girl" in question would make most climbers get a little too gripped to place gear, though. Don't know how Daryl managed to get a chick that hot to let him get his chalky fingers within camming distance of her!! :-)

Yes, Daryl, this comment is for YOU, man...!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : Photo
By: Meghan When: Nov 18, 2008

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Comments: Paul-- If you find out what we were on, I'd love to know! :-)

PS: I'd like to go back and do "As the Wind Cries" sometime. It looked like fun.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : Photo
By: Meghan When: Nov 17, 2008

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Comments: I have no idea what route or combination of routes we actually ended up doing, but...

For the first pitch, we went up a chimney, through a hole just big enough for a climber and their rack (if the climber and the rack are fairly small). It was a choss pile, but really fun after the crust stopped raining down on my head...!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Meghan When: Nov 12, 2008

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Comments: Dude... we had EFR... need I say more? :-)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Meghan When: Nov 10, 2008

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Comments: Thanks, Catalonian Crusher (or Crazy Catalonian, depending on how you look at it...)!! That was the most fun climbing day in a long time-- what a great route, eh?!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Meghan When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: Yay!! The long lost camera has been found! It belongs to my friend Dan... Thank you Aaron!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : The Exercise Yard LEFT (5.10)
By: Meghan When: Jul 6, 2008

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Comments: This is a fun, SHORT, route-- almost a bouldering problem. Felt like I might hit the ground if I fell clipping the second bolt, but there were big jugs to clip from...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Jizzneyland (5.10c)
By: Meghan When: Jul 4, 2008

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Comments: The book Rock Climbing Arizona describes this climb as follows: "Jizzneyland (5.10c) Begin right of two large boulders and a right-slanting, left-facing corner. Thin crux edging to the 1st bolt. Continue up right to a small ledge. Climb the headwall above past two 5.10 cruxes to anchors. 8 bolts to 2-bolt anchor. Lower off." This sounds EXACTLY like what I did today, but the description above doesn't fit... anybody else do this route lately and know for sure that it was Jizzneyland? The ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (right of stampede) (5.10a)
By: Meghan When: Jul 1, 2008

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Comments: Great route!! Sustained and diverse 5.9. Every pitch is different and none are much easier than 9.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Cell Block Eight (5.8)
By: Meghan When: Jun 26, 2008

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Comments: Not only is the climbing between the 3rd and 4th bolts runout, but you can't see the 4th bolt (which is on the arete above/right of the roof) or the anchors from even six feet above the 3rd bolt, so if you haven't done the climb before, it looks like there's nothing there. It's there-- just have to keep climbing. You will probably want a cam or nut between bolts 3 and 4. Otherwise a fall would hurt. Fun climb.


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