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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Welcome to the Machine (5.10c/d)
By: Paul Zander When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: I guess I found the .10a/b method cause I thought the 3rd pitch was comparable in difficulty to Forest Lawn, and much easier than Pair a grins.

Agree with Justin that a #3 is all you really need rack wise. If you're new to the area and looking at Endgame/WTTM, and wondering what to bring my recommendation is this: bring nuts and slings (useful for p1&2 on WTTM), a 0.4 (start of endgame p5), 0.75 (endgame p3), and 3 (WTTM p4). That rack should be plenty for both routes (and 5.10 is near my... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Spire North of Rockfellow G... : South Face (unknown) (5.9+)
By: Paul Zander When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: Probably the same route, I thought the start was pretty stout for a .9, but maybe I was just tired from climbing all day (whodda thunk?). This route is in such a convenient location, I'm sure many others have done it, so hopefully others will post their opinion of the grade.

Tanya confirmed the FA, and they have not yet named it.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Mine Area : Lower Looner Land : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the beta.

The start of route C had some crumbling holds, including a decent sized one I broke off, so I think it could be getting harder over time. But I could buy hard 5.10.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Pinhead Wall
By: Paul Zander When: Nov 24, 2015

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Comments: This wall gets almost no sun in November only the routes on the far right get afternoon sun. On a day with forecasted highs of 80 in Tucson conditions here were absolutely perfect.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Atlantis : Giggling Marlin (5.9)
By: Paul Zander When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: Very enjoyable long 5.9 with multiple cruxy sections with easy stuff in between. Next time I do it, or if I was recommending to someone, I'd bring a 1-2" cam for the short runout in the corner feature.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Mine Area : Lower Looner Land : Snorkeling in the Rhyolite (5.5)
By: Paul Zander When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: Why go to the effort of bolting an easy route like this and then make it a solo to get to the first bolt? Bolts looked old and may need replacing (I'm not expert though). Chains don't reach the edge making for a hard rope pull. This could be a fun beginner lead if the hardware made it safe to do so. As it is stay off unless comfortable with basically soloing it (I didn't want to fall on the bolts).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Zerbina (5.10-)
By: Paul Zander When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: This is one of those sport routes where you can kind of choose to climb 5.10 face moves or 5.8 moves further left in the weakness. I might come back with cams sometime and try it out as a 5.8 gear lead. That being said I had fun clipping the bolts and loved the exposed step left to the arete.

There is a runout on 5.5 terrain that could probably protect with just one cam in the 1-4" range.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Echo Lakes
By: Paul Zander When: Oct 9, 2015

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Comments: Not really any camping near Lower Echo Lake. There is a restriction in the area which states you must be in Desolation Wilderness to camp (the wilderness boundary is about a 3.5 mile hike along the PCT from the trailhead at the Lower Lake). That being said, its fun to camp out on the ridge above the PCT in the area of 'Echo Edge', just keep a low profile. If you're looking for car camping you got to go elsewhere, but there are plenty of options nearby. PM if you want more Beta, I've spent a lot ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Chihuahua Chimichanga (5.10+)
By: Paul Zander When: Sep 11, 2015

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Comments: There is a lot of loose rock up high on this one, I recommend the belayer stands somewhere out of the line of fire (down and right is good). I'd give it three stars if the rock on the arete was better


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: this photo is not of the route In Lightning, I believe it is of Grips of Wrath, maybe Fowelsbain?


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Upper Spire : Up for Grabs (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: start is much harder than 5.8 IMO, but just for a few moves, so don't let it scare you off the climb. 1 star for climbing + 1 star for summit.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : The Peaks Crag : ... : The Black Bulge? (5.10+)
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Felt stout for 10+ to me (as of May 29), just for that last move


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : Queen Victoria
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Greg - A civic won't make it all the way to the best parking spot, but you'll be able to get close, I'd guess plan on adding 20-30 minutes to the approach.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Solitude Canyon : ... : Thunderbird ArĂȘte (5.10)
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: I loved this pitch! My partner and I both found this route to be a bit easier than man on the moon, but maybe we were just fresher on this one. Both felt in the range of 10b/c to me.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : Solitude Canyon : Higher Solitude Canyon
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: Huge thanks for all the effort put into this area, its unbelievable! Really appreciate the fine trail work.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Anvil Spire North Face (5.7)
By: Paul Zander When: Jan 24, 2015

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Comments: Nice little bonus scramble. I did some humping on this route for sure, but it was more like block humping than ridge humping. Some really awkward climbing on this. Theres no reason to do this in two pitches, one works fine.

Also did a super fun short .10+(??) route with 7 bolts on the spire directly facing this route. Anybody know what it is?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Resume Builder (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Jan 6, 2015

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Comments: Can be made pg with some finger sized cams. Using just the bolts works fine if solid at the grade. Cruxes are tricky but well protected.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Guanica (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Jan 6, 2015

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Comments: Many bats flew out of the crack as I was climbing which definitely made it a little scarier. I thought it was quite fun leading it in one pitch. Drag was manageable, but I backcleaned, skipped some bolts and used some long slings. 1st pitch solid 5.8 crux, 2nd pitch 5.7


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Echo Lakes : Berkeley Camp Rocks : Unknown 5.6 Arete (5.6)
By: Paul Zander When: Dec 18, 2014

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Comments: The ratings I've posted here are my opinion, and I would be curious to know if others agree or disagree.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : Bell Rock - Kamps Route (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: quite a few hangerless bolts, rack up with some small nuts on quickdraws for slining bolts. The one piece i actually placed was a .75. YMMV.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Straight Shooter Wall : Captain Crunch (5.7)
By: Paul Zander When: Nov 17, 2014

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Comments: then is there a name for the 5.7 trad route between straight shooter and the lazy fireman?


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Nov 2, 2014

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Comments: Awesome dude! I can't wait to go back


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Sep 1, 2014

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Comments: near the main saddle of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, AZ


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Echo Lakes : Berkeley Camp Rocks
By: Paul Zander When: Aug 20, 2014

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Comments: Just an FYI - the Berkeley Camp staff request that climbers check in at the office while camp is in session, and there are signs up stating this. They've always been super friendly to me, and the reason is that they are in charge of a bunch of kids, and don't really want strangers just walking through camp without checking in. Bottom line is: be friendly to the staff there so climbers remain on good terms with the camp.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : West Shore : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Unknown (Cubic Zarconia?) (5.10)
By: Paul Zander When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Agreed about the long draw Ryan, specifically I thought it most useful on the last bolt on the slab before the roof.


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