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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : ... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: I thought that pillar on the left was off limits?
Damn limber types...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: "Flicking clear cutting is an abomination and looks like hell."

LMAO...
There was no clear cutting here.
It's a fairly solid volcanic mass up that side, much steeper than the photo makes it look.

And of course the Elden fire of '75 started on this side and swept up the canyon to spill over the top.

That's an awesome view.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Navajolands : Canyon De Chelly National M... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: If you ever have the chance to get into this place for an over-nighter, and it requires either paying a guide or knowing a local land owner, do it!
Guaranteed to be a most memorable time.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Jungle Wall : Jungle Jive (5.11)
By: Paul Davidson When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: FA Jim Haisley w/ P Davidson and T Coats (I think)
I am pretty sure Jim led this on site all clean.
He is a tall, supple lad, I'm a short stocky one.
Seems like I cussed him the whole second half.
Really a fine line as seen in the pics.
Rarely done because it's hidden behind the pines, it's on the jungle wall and there's lichen, or at least appears to be.
As I recall, the climbing turned out to be stellar, pro was great, and the stems were WIDE.

Nice to dig out the missing classics.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Wager Crack (5.11 PG13)
By: Paul Davidson When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: 30+ years for the probable 2nd ascent. Has to be stellar!
Actually, my recollection is right there with Zach's.
exciting and excellent (thin)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : O'Neil Butte : East Face (5.8)
By: Paul Davidson When: Aug 8, 2014

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Comments: "The rock is soft so beware. "

Made my day...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Obsidian Wall : ... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Aug 8, 2014

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Comments: Black Rose for one's 3rd trad lead?
Spicy...


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Techweeny Buttress : Crackula (5.8)
By: Paul Davidson When: Aug 6, 2014

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Comments: The left hand exit, which as I recall has a pin (or two?) up there somewhere, is probably not for most folks. My partner reminds me it had some serious run out on it. I think things were moist the day we first did that exit so it had the normal Sandia wet lichen, etc... to really spice things up. Love the summer rains but when the Sandias sock in for a few days, watch the slipperies and beware the loose stuff that normally is not loose.

Have always done the RH exit since. Up the flare for ... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : The Gridle (5.10) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: That's the ticket. Long slings, clean rock, no falling


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Photo (Copy)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jul 3, 2014

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Comments: No comments on such a piece of history?
Freaking Awesome.

Speculation on who placed it?
Mendenhall & Robbins? in ~53?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow/ Hwy 87 Areas : Winslow Wall : West Side : Die-Aganol (5.11 PG13)
By: Paul Davidson When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: Matches my memory JJ. Not for everyone.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Burnt Buns (5.8) : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: Amazing how long that dead tree has been hanging out there!
I always thought it was quite aesthetic.
Hope it stays another 40 years.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: Gads, are those two Leeper hangers ?
Replace, replace....

Actually, they look too thick to be Leepers


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Swedish Britfast Crack (5.10 PG13)
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Rule #1, never trust a Falcon guide. Never trust any guide that purports to cover an entire state in one book. No offense to Stewart and others but you can't get details about obscure routes correct in a guide like that. Hard enough to get major routes placed correctly. Odd to even have a route like this in a Falcon guide.
My recollection is that if you skip the tree, you'll think it's at least 5.9 :-)
Glad to see a repeat write up. Guess the advantage to a Falcon guide is that it c... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : The Gridle (5.10)
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Probably more traffic than 3 ascents in 30+ years. Maybe there have been more, it is the overlook after all.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Wanderlust (5.9+ PG13)
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: As I recall, I put the PG13 on there for doing certain of the starts that don't protect all that well for a ways, e.g. the arete towards Cloudwalk. The rest of the climb is good crack. And as I recall, either of the two crack exits protect fine.
I've also done that st8 up into P2 but personally prefer the other exits just for different style. More of a balancy climbing. Hence the name... Wander where your lust takes you.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : PegLeg I, II (5.8+)
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Tyler:
I've drawn the 3 routes as I recall putting them up.
How Marty got the names, location, etc.. I don't know. I suspect from Toula's guide, Cheap Way, which had a number of climbs out of sequence on it. After the Alpineer folded, there was really nothing to keep track of FAs in the area.
I'll have to look at Tim's guide and see what he has there.

I'm also going off probably 30 years of memory :-)

I do know I have P1 and P2 correctly defined. I'm a bit hazier on Hard Rain. In fact, I'... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Agent Orange (5.11- R)
By: Paul Davidson When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: I should add, the FA era was pre small cams. So this was all on passive wired gear. Good to know the small stuff sews it up.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Mexican Breakfast Formation : Tarantula (5.10b)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: Interesting...
We came down via the Torreon approach.
I suspect we were thinking of something on Torreon and just kept going.

We also did a very different line that what George shows.
We didn't do the traverse out left but straight up the thin cracks over the roofs. Pretty sure that way is not 10b.

What does Mick's guide say? Have to look up that and what Hill says.
John Fleming recalls there being fixed pins up over the roofs at the belay on the direct version. We thought that was the wa... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Camelback Mountain : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: Yellow shirt and Bolus makes it 2nd PBC...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Pensativa (5.8)
By: Paul Davidson When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: Recently, on a blast from the past, stopped here for a quick afternoon romp and jumped on this. Had been curious as to what it was really like.

I just wish I had a camera for a picture of Randy Mettler toping out carrying all the gear I'd placed on it.

I thought it was a very fun climb, much cleaner than it looks.
Crux is probably the corner 30 ft or so up. Bit tricky to get pulled into and over. The blocks seem pretty welded in place.

There's a great sequence of moves at the top that I'... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : The Hotline (aka Hiccup Del... (5.10)
By: Paul Davidson When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: Well... If Rusty had it as Hiccup Deluxe, that was probably the original name for the link up. Can't recall where I first heard Hot Line. I'd tend to think Rusty had something to do with the first link up. I seem to recall doing it with Grossman once in '77 when we spent a week at the Front Porch. It sort of captures your attention when you spend enough time hanging on the Porch. Certainly my favorite line up the Buttress itself.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Sweet Acidophilus (5.10)
By: Paul Davidson When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: Is this left or right of Deep Yogurt?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Deep Yogurt (5.10c)
By: Paul Davidson When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: FWIW - this was originally done as two pitches by Treiber. (I think it's longer than 80')
His first pitch ended at a semi-hanging belay in the stacks just left of the climber. I led it as one pitch in the late '70's/early '80s with Randy Mettler and we pulled out a #2 hex from the original belay.
I suspect that was a 2nd ascent because the nut came right out when I climbed by it.
I traded it back to Treiber in exchange for the story of the first ascent:
He broke the pitch there because he... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: Fun little summit. Considering it's about the easiest summit in the ditch to tag... very odd that the register only showed one ascent before us? Maybe prior ascents just didn't record themselves.


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