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Rock Climbing Photo: That first clip was a bitch, and I'm 6'4"...


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Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Great Red Book Area : Great Red Book (5.8)
By: Nate Young When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: Lead both pitches on this route and thought it was a great deal of fun.

Some route / gear beta.

Route Beta:

The first bolt off of the mid-belay is kind of up there. The climbing is easy and holds are solid, but if you are sketched out, about 10 feet up there is a great BD #.3 blue horizontal cam placement. I'm not sure how large a fall it would truly protect before the rock around the cam goes, but it's great for a mental crutch!

The 40+ foot run-out at the top next to the chimney... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Mars Attacks (5.9 PG13)
By: Nate Young When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Lloyd. Crack climbing is relative to hand size so someones 5.8 could definitely be someone else's 5.9+.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride (5.9)
By: Nate Young When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Don't bring a #4 sized cam, you don't need it and it's big. Bring extra #1-3 though, the second pitch eats those sizes up!

Linking the first and second pitches would take doubles from sizes .5 - 3, but I would look into taking tripples from 1-3 if you don't want it to feel run-out.

Belay advice:

On the top of pitch two, the belay is a bit oddly placed and isn't all that conducive for the belayer to sit while the second climbs. If you bring a cordellette or an a couple 4 foot... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Elysian Buttress : Mechanical Persistence (5.11a/b)
By: Nate Young When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: Quick video from the summit.

Elysian Buttress - Mechanical Persistence Climbing - Summit Video



Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Elysian Buttress : Mechanical Persistence (5.11a/b)
By: Nate Young When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: WATCH FOR THE PEREGRINE FALCON NESTING 40 FEET UP ON THE SECOND PITCH TO CLIMBERS LEFT! Mama and Papa falcon didn't like us very much when they swung back around the nest an hour into our ascent.

Here is a video after we realized they weren't going to eat us.

Elysian Buttress - Mechanical Persistence Climbing - Dive-bombing Peregrine Falcons



Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Totem-Proto Area : Totem Pole Direct (5.10)
By: Nate Young When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: Also, after the route was cleaned (prior to bolting) some super nasty choss and boulders were removed. Can this route even go on gear safely anymore??


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Totem-Proto Area : Totem Pole Direct (5.10)
By: Nate Young When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: The bolts should have stayed.

That's great it was first done on gear in a previous effort. I climbed the direct start when the bolts were still there and I felt like it was similar in difficulty to the top of the totem poles original route, just a different style. However, the fact that in no obvious fashion was that FA on gear made public (Could have posted it on MP, climbing.com, reddit, anywhere accessible to more than a few people in an inner circle), the direct start should have been t... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cannibal Crag : Caustic Cock (5.11b)
By: Nate Young When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: My right arm ended up getting really pumped... just the right arm, everything else was fine :/...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Big Bad Wolf (5.9)
By: Nate Young When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: This route is... interesting. The moves and the exposure on some sections are very fun, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting RR and is looking for something to do during a late afternoon. The bolt spacing feels like a gym route. I actually skipped a few of them on the first and 3rd pitches just because it was easier to just go to the next one up than stopping and clipping. It IS a great multi-pitch route for beginners since the climbing is so accessible. The belay stances are mostly ... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Oski (5.11)
By: Nate Young When: Apr 19, 2015

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Comments: These are the google GPS coordinates:

N34 54.707 W111 52.562


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Sycamore Wall
By: Nate Young When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: Sycamore Wall location from Google Maps:

Dropped Pin
near Tonto National Forest, Tonto Basin, AZ 85553
goo.gl/maps/fk0BR

Just park along the highway and make a long decent down into the river bottom. If you park closer to the top of the hill there is a small trail that veers to the right and down the hill. It is carned off in most places, but follow gravity and you'll eventually get there.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Original Route (5.9+)
By: Nate Young When: Feb 6, 2015

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Comments: Hey everyone. We climbed The MACE on the Sunday before MLK day in 2015, January 18th, and we lost a #5 (Purple) Black Diamond C4 Camelot in the wide section just below the top of the second pitch. It was kicked down the gully on accident and was lodged about 10 feet into the crack itself. I went back to try and fetch it about a week later and it was gone. I would appreciate it if someone found it to PM met and I'll buy you a case of beer or something upon it's safe return. I know it w... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Bone Town : Wish Bone (5.11a)
By: Nate Young When: Dec 15, 2014

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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Bone Town : Milk Bone (5.10a)
By: Nate Young When: Dec 15, 2014

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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Magnolia Thunderpussy (5.9)
By: Nate Young When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this route after a significant rain storm on 12/14/2014 and the first pitch was pretty good, with little water inside the significant cracks themselves.

The first pitch was pretty dry, and I took the right handed crack over the roof. Found that the heel hook was important at making the final move over the lip.

The second pitch, at the start, had running water going down the main crack, making it extremely difficult to climb it. The second pitch chimney move out of the cave overha... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Bone Town : Milk Bone (5.10a)
By: Nate Young When: Dec 11, 2014

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Comments: This route was a two move wonder, but still pretty fun. The hardest part was clipping the first draw without getting caught up in the rope for the move out left.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Coatimundi Whiteout (5.11a)
By: Nate Young When: Sep 22, 2014

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The off-width at the beginning of the second pitch was pretty difficult. Doug decided to try to face climb around the left and he fell about 10 feet up.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Winslow Areas : *Jacks Canyon : Swiss Wall : Yarlsberg (5.10a)
By: Nate Young When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: The start is a crux section depending on how tall you are. I'm 6'4" so the reach wasn't much of an issue. I felt the crux was up toward the 5-6th bolt where you have to traverse right a little bit and snag a very short vertical crack that lets you hit the higher ledge.

Not really a classic in my mind, but the Swiss wall is always super shady, so it's a great option when it's hot out.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Solitude Canyon : ... : Man On the Moon (5.10-)
By: Nate Young When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: We decided to do this route because it looked like a fun multipitch climb to do when it's still super hot in the valley. The hike up wasn't too bad, but it was pretty hot in the sun so we took frequent stops along the way.

We met another party at the base who had just come down from this route. They suggested we link up the first and second pitches, which we decided to do since doing a mid-belay in the afternoon sun didn't sound fun. This was an OK idea except for the wind picking up when ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : The Peacemaker (5.10a)
By: Nate Young When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: I found this route was a pretty good time. We initially were going to climb Absinthe of Mallet to the left about 50 feet of the start of this route, but it was a little hot int he sun so we decided against it and went with the mainly sport route.

The approach took us about 1.5 hours total, with some breaks. Don't let anyone fool you, the hill to the base is a killer if you are a desk jockey during the week like I am.

It took us (2 people) almost 6 hours total to do the full 6 pitches, wit... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Eagletail Mountains : Courthouse Rock : Idiopathic (5.9- PG13)
By: Nate Young When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: I replaced the chains and hangers on pitches #1 & #2. Now, when you RAP off pitch #2, just go directly off the edge rather than going back through the gully. It will save a massive amount of rope drag and will keep your rope from getting caught.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Pinnacle Peak : AMC Boulder : Mickey Mantle (5.8+)
By: Nate Young When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: We decided to do the left to right traverse entrance to Mickey Mantle. It was alot of fun and a recommended way to get to the mantle section.

Video of Climbing Mickey Mantle.



Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Pinnacle Peak : AMC Boulder : Varicose (5.6 PG13)
By: Nate Young When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: That was a fun route. Didn't feel sketchy at all. A #5 at the bottom is great, but it's not required if you are OK with standing up in the flake to place a #4 up high.

Video of Climbing Varicose.



Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Little Granite Mountain : The Loaf : Young Monkeys (5.7)
By: Nate Young When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: Not sure why this is only getting a 2 star rating. from most of what's out there is a great climb! Very slaby and the gear is very good after you get past the bolt section. Not sure why the last bolt is up there when the route should have followed the left side crack the whole way, but whatever. There are two belay bolts on climbers left at the top, look very new. There are also belay and rap anchors on climbers right as you go follow the right facing undercling flake at the top, but I'm no... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Little Granite Mountain : Bobcat Boulder : Snakes are Poodles Too (5.8)
By: Nate Young When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: Gear was pretty good. I didn't have a piece in and ended up falling 10 feet to my ass... that sucked. hopped back on and gave it the send. Two good nut placements within the first 20 feet, and great gear for the rest of it. There are are anchor bolts at the top that you can rap to the ground from. You can use this rap station to come down off of any climb on the bobcat boulder.


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