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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: 3 days ago

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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.

We then tried to lead up and right up a clean looking face but Jim and I both bac... more >>


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 : Grand Canyon National Park : 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 : Grand Canyon National Park : 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/ Sycamore Canyon : *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/ Sycamore Canyon : *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 : Grand Canyon National Park : 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 : Grand Canyon National Park : 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 : 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 : Grand Canyon National Park : 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 descent. It was always a ... 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 :-)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Electric Aunt Jemimah in He... (5.10)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: Good stuff Ethan....
A Girdle will certainly let you know if it's a partner you really want to be climbing with ;-)

Nice to see this route getting traffic. Fig will be proud


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Looked Over (5.10+)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Great name... Nice looking line = Score!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Mount Hayden : South Face (5.8)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Regarding:
"The best thing that could happen to this tower is for someone to rap bolt some rap anchors every 30 meters down the North face" (cuz the route gets so busy?)

There is a very clean rap down the Pegasus face.
NNE or N or E face? I still think this is more the N face than the East and Google maps seems to agree. But either way, it's the wider face on your left hand side as you approach from the saddle with the big old yellow jack on the ledge one pitch up.

I think the top anchors ... more >>


Location: NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : Capulin Canyon
By: Paul Davidson When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: A small bit of history: First person to tell me about this area I believe was Paul Horak and that would have been ~'88. He had climbed here some and kept telling me to get up there for the crack climbing.

Jean DeLataillade also mentioned the area to me, he needs to chime in on what he remembers about the area and Bertrand Gramont's activities.
This was when Cochiti Mesa and area was very active but I recall hearing about folks spending time here.

Finally, I believe John Duran spent quite a b... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Breathe Easy (Sooth Spoot R... (5.10-)
By: Paul Davidson When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: RPs and sliders, in Sedona?
What's the world coming too...


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