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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sweet Rock : Good and Plenty (5.7)
By: Paul Zander When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: If you're a 5.7 leader or new leader, bring a 0.4 or 0.5 for the runout 2/3rds of the way up.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : Outcroppings
By: Paul Zander When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: After about 10-15 minutes of walking down the trail, we encountered a junction with a large cairn. Left leads to the boyscout wall. Straight ahead leads to the outcroppings. I had a blast climbing the long pitches on the tall wall! Our party fixed a line at the top which made for quick single strand descents - everyone got to lead, and an easy double rope rap at the end of the day.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : Rupley Towers
By: Paul Zander When: Mar 26, 2016

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Comments: The sorting of routes here is a bit of a mess. Maybe there should be a north and south side? For people that don't have the guide - the beta on this site will be confusing due to missing routes and bad sorting. Get a copy of SQL III


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : R-1 (5.8+)
By: Paul Zander When: Mar 26, 2016

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Comments: I did a straight up variation to the first pitch which made more sense to me. There's a newer looking bolt about 4 feet right of the old bolt. Clip that, pull a tough move (might be 5.9?) onto a stance. Above looks runout, but I got a great green alien, and there are other options. Felt safe to me and no drag.

The finish to this climb is amazing - steep climbing up an exposed arete with positive holds and great gear.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: Paul Zander When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: Baul Powron - a good starter rack would be a single set of metolius from 2-8. Or the equivalent in BD - 0.3-3. Plus nuts!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Lady of the Knight (5.10+)
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: Yup, looking at the consensus rating details it looks like people generally agree with what I was thinking. It just gets confusing when you're out there using your phone and just go by the posted rating.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Lady of the Knight (5.10+)
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 27, 2016

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Comments: I disagree with the posted ratings on this site which suggest .10C for Cornickopia, and .10 for Lady of the Knight. This climb has gotta be at least 2 letters grades hard than Cornickopia right?.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Bosch Survival Kit (5.10-)
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 27, 2016

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Comments: My favorite on this wall for sure. Strong 2 stars.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Aspen Gold (5.8+)
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 27, 2016

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Comments: Quite quality for the grade. Good rock, and many different sequences to choose from which will keep you thinking.

Probably not a great one to fall on mainly just because of the angle and ledges. Many of the routes on this wall have some spice getting to the chains in my opinion. On this one you could put in a #3 cam or something similar after the last bolt. Its probably only 8 feet from bolt to chains but you would hit a ledge if you fell.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 11, 2016

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Comments: Hilarious... I never knew the word 'few' could be used like that. Let me try...

This is one of the few rock climbs I've seen with bolts on it :)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Welcome to the Machine (5.10c)
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 (5.9)
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.


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