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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...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : True Grit (5.10+ R)
By: Paul Davidson When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: Well, that was one long time to what was probably the second ascent.
Good job...
As I recall, the occasion for Fig and DB being up north was the last (unknown at the time) one of Baxer's Syndicato banquets... Steve, Herb North, Peter Noebles all came up from down south.

Seems like we also did something else backup in there on the same day (besides Dr Rubos). Or maybe I just went over and Steve tossed us all a rope down this climb so we had a gang on the summit. I'll have to ask him what he... more >>


Location: International : Australia : Tasmania : Photo
By: Paul Davidson When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: That's The Moai.
3 routes on it I believe, from 18 to 24(?)

Most mellow approach of the 3 but still a fun adventure.
1.5 -2 hours walk N of Fortescue bay
Simpler to access than Totem or Candlestick.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Jump for Joyce (5.8)
By: Paul Davidson When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: uhh, while I don't mind taking credit for other's FAs, I don't recall doing this one. Not that I would recall some little POS but if I drilled on it I would remember and I never placed a cold shut on the lemmon.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Williams/ Sycamore Canyon : *Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Brown Derby (5.9+)
By: Paul Davidson When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: FA: ~'81, P. Davidson and Mike Lawson (or was it lawson and davidson?)
I think I led it and mike named it (his drink of choice bitd)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Nobodys Dirty Business (5.10+)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: Hey, where's the Pics?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Navajolands : Monument Valley : Agathla Original Route/ Wes... (5.8+ X)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: I recall Mike Lawson telling me about pulling off a huge car sized block on this thing back in the early '80s....
It's a gorgeous peak.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Constant Gardener (5.6)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: Actually, after looking more closely at these pics, not sure I recall anyone doing these shorter things. These look like they're over to the right hand side? The stuff i recall was the things closer out to the corner (around bush rush, etc...)

So (very late in the response) I don't recall the 9ish top out Mark mentions.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Hidden Hollow (5.10+ R)
By: Paul Davidson When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: Cool, good to see you got on it.
This was actually one of my favorite FAs out there.
The clean slab you go up is cool.

All the routes from here over to CrackNUp are really quite good.
Some better than others but none are duds, at least as I recall, each one has at least some cruxy bit up high that is good for a rush.

It is deceptive. All these routes are. They look short but have good value.

I really miss having a crag like this in my back yard for short afternoon jaunts. Coupled with Elde... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Williams/ Sycamore Canyon : *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 : *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'Neill 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 : *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?


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