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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Lude (5.11a)
By: Paul Davidson When: May 19, 2016

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Comments: This is a must do classic!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Baradur (5.11d)
By: Paul Davidson When: May 19, 2016

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Comments: Good to see the new anchors. I'm surprised we were drilling 1/4"s with Leepers then. Thought we'd switched to 3/8"... Drilling the bolt on the lead on the second pitch took for freaking forever. Partly due to my awesome drilling technique but more likely to the high quartz content in the rock. The reason the 2nd pitch is run out is because I just didn't want to stop and drill again and it kept looking like it would get easier... That's how many "test pieces" ended up established BITD.

S... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Steppin in the Slide Zone (5.11- R)
By: Paul Davidson When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Someone replace that old bolt! This is a really classic old school Tucson climb. The thin nuts are hard to get but good but you need to be able to then clip a good bolt when you get there. classic RR/Steiger FA that deserves a lot more attention.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Starlord (5.11d)
By: Paul Davidson When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Ahhh darn...
some one finally found this one.
I've only been thinking about doing this for 30 years...

Good job! Was there a flake near the "roof" that had to get pealed off?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams and Sycamore Canyo... : Volunteer Canyon : North Side : ... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: May 5, 2016

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Comments: Beautiful Canary lichen


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : Lucky Goes to the Creamery (5.11 X)
By: Paul Davidson When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: FA needs to have Larry Coats added to it.
This route was actually Larry's creation.
He'd gone down and done pitch 1 then wasn't too sure which way to take the route. So we went down in mass with Grossman in the back pocket.

Starting pitch, hmmmm I re-led Larry's first pitch which as I recall was ~10ish? And surprisingly good for what it looked like.

Next pitch was a traverse around left into the gully system.

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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : South Face (5.9+ R)
By: Paul Davidson When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Great to see you guys posting up so many of the old classics!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Rotor Rampage (5.11+)
By: Paul Davidson When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Sweet looking line!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Mount Hayden : Pegasus (5.10+) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Looking at another shot, I think what we did was climb about 20 ft left of the red start shown. It started up one thin crack, died out, and smeared to the other crack. Then back up and over the little "tower" to join where the red route is drawn.

But I wouldn't trust my memory from way back when.
Climb what looks obvious to you.

I've heard the left side of the tower is often done.
is that what you're referring to Mark?

Is that left leaning thing off the big ledge just a seam?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Mount Hayden : South Face (5.8) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Don't think so Andrew, the description of where the pic is taken from is pretty accurate. Certainly with a telephoto. Just have to walk the rim far enough South to get this view. But it's confusing with directions in this area for some reason.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 16, 2016

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Comments: Brillant!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Mondo Bizzaro (5.12b)
By: Paul Davidson When: Dec 1, 2015

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Comments: While I'd love to take Steiger's credit, I think this route was Peter Noebels and I. While it was my brain child, I put the bolts in on the lead but hanging from a hook. Which was scary enough. Frankly, I don't recall if I led this thing with hangs but I do recall working it with Peter a couple of times before he got the clean lead from the ground up. So the FA lead S/B credited to Peter.

As I recall, it's a bit testy. I believe we put in two bolts, gear in the corner and then Peter ran to... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams and Sycamore Canyo... : Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall : Worth The Weight (5.12+ R)
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Even with a bit of rehearsing, that is an impressive lead on some damn fine thing corner, can you even get a tip in there, rock.
Way to maintain the tradition out there.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams and Sycamore Canyo... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : ... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Larry was always trying to short me out of my fair dues... I actually have no recollection of belaying on this. But I do remember doing an obligatory lead of it once. Stiff little problem and then it's not.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Zoroaster Temple : SE Face (5.11+ R)
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Awesome looking route.
I recall wandering over that way when we did the S face and looking up what looked to be a blank expanse. Amazing that there's good gear cracks and climbing potential back in there. CPR looks to me like it's more of a traditional canyon scrambling adventure with bits of climbing here and there. Not to knock it, just not a long continuous climb like this appears to be.

Sounds like you certainly paid your dues putting it up. Awesome!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Zoroaster Temple : NE Arete (5.9+) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: You do get around Aleix!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : West Elden : ... : The Impossible Problem (V4)
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: FA Bob Murray...
Probably 80-81?
We'd worked it a bunch with no luck.
Showed it to Bob, he hiked it first try and then looked at us like, what???

I think originally it was being called The Impossible Hole Problem.
something like that.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Great White Throne : Northwest Face (5.9 A2) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: I think this was May or June of 1977. Maybe 76 or 78 but '77 seems right.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Great White Throne : Northwest Face (5.9 A2) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: Interesting, I don't believe that's the line of the FA.
Rowell and Beckey were out to the right quite a ways.
Up to the big scrub oak, manzanita ledges where tromp up and left to get to the start of the aid climbing. Total trash carrying a pack or haul bag.

This way looks a lot cleaner.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : ... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: Yep agreed!
I thought it was a real thrutch.
The next week or so, Baxter and I went down to watch Larry Coats thrash on it.
He faced into the second pitch the opposite way both Scott and I had.
We were laughing when he started that way because we were sure it was the wrong thing to do and it would chew him up and spit him out.

He came down saying it was probably only 5.9.
We were amazed and humbled when he just hiked the thing.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Heart Route (Free) (5.13b V10) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: What's the story here?
Rope photo shopped out or is this the V10 "boulder problem"


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Great White Throne : Northwest Face (5.9 A2) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Make sure you know the descent or it can be trouble.
We did this back in ~77 and didn't pay enough attention and came down the Grotto (n side descent.) Rangers told us they had rescued a party from that descent a few weeks before. Double 70s might make all the difference. After rapping into space and jugging back up, we had to down climb a crappy ramp to where we made a small chockstone and left a stopper (?) Just reached the top of the ramp.

The descent (supposedly, don't know) goes of the... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Mount Hayden : South Face (5.8) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: Looks like a newer button head backing up two rusty Leepers.
Entire setup needs replacing. Those leepers are death traps in that condition.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : Dresdoom (5.9+ R)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Ryan: That was the way the second pitch was first done. Larry Coats and I were coming back up canyon and I talked him into walking up to this. I led the first and he led the second, going out right. The next time, we went up to do pitches 3 & 4 and we switched leads. I went left and it seemed much easier so... I can't recall if we did pitch 3 that time or not. We made a few attempts as Larry describes, coming back down to get different gear.

Never rapped off the descen... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin... : ... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: Yee hah!
I remember trying to gather some shade from that scraggly bush at the top of P1.

Nice Job G... I need to hear this story again :-)


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