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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - South : Stellar Arete (5.11a/b)
By: roman d When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: great exposure and position! mostly a moderate cruise aside from the crux


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : Vertical Addiction (5.10b/c)
By: roman d When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: The start to this climb is funky and committing for the grade.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: roman d When: Aug 16, 2010

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Comments: The left one is "Greedy Little Varmint"


Location: UT : Moab Area : Comb Ridge : 13.5 miles : Good Moki Mojo (5.7)
By: roman d When: Jun 1, 2010

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Comments: choss


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Photo
By: roman d When: May 17, 2010

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Comments: I don't know if it is the angle or what, but the overview picture of the flying buttress W face in Castles in the Sand looks nothing like this, and had me confused for quite a while.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Four Peaks Wilderness : Four Peaks : Four Peaks Motherlode (Easy 5th R)
By: roman d When: Apr 27, 2010

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Comments: fun mountaineering adventure! takes longer than you'd think, especially between peaks 2+3. can get a little hairy if you try to stay on the true ridgeline, but easy enough to drop low and pick your way through the cliff bands (I think we did a 50ft rappel to avoid going too far out of the way).


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Fish Creek
By: roman d When: Apr 27, 2010

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Comments: I'm guessing most of the walls in that area are in the Superstition Wilderness, meaning no new bolts. Opportunities for new trad lines are probably limited and chossy. There are some older bolted lines in the area, but the quality of the bolts is often suspect.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Oz Buttress : Oz-some (5.8)
By: roman d When: Apr 26, 2010

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Comments: 50 feet of fun, moderate jamming, followed by 100 feet or so of wandering around looking for anchors (ended up coming down above Tin Man)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - South : Mellow Yellow (5.10a)
By: roman d When: Apr 26, 2010

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Comments: good warmup


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - Center : Gone Grey (5.10b)
By: roman d When: Apr 23, 2010

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Comments: Some poop present, but avoidable and not nearly as bad as what is going on over at the bottom of Volvonator.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Poop Chute (5.10-)
By: roman d When: Apr 5, 2010

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Comments: Fun climb, though the protection/rock quality through the crux leaves something to be desired.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Broken Arete (5.9)
By: roman d When: Apr 5, 2010

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Comments: I was a little spooked plugging cams into the splitter tips crack near the crux. I didn't really trust the rock to hold falls until I got into the corner. Great climb and awesome exposure though!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : X-tra Marital Sex (5.11 PG13)
By: roman d When: Mar 31, 2010

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Comments: Tyler and I did this on 3/28/10 thinking it was 10b. Quite a surprise! We probably spent as much time clearing caked mud off holds as we did climbing. Very off-balance and committing, though well protected. The grade is probably height-dependent. Similar to the first pitch of the Windows Route, but much harder.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Epitaph (5.9+)
By: roman d When: Mar 29, 2010

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Comments: What is the state of the anchors at the top of pitch 3? The Bloom guide mentions that another bolt is needed, but that info is 8-10 years old.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : The Windows Route (5.10)
By: roman d When: Mar 29, 2010

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Comments: What an awesome, diverse, and physical climb!

With a 70m rope, we just barely made it down to the lower window (top of P1) from the top chains.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : Pre-Marital Sex (5.10b)
By: roman d When: Mar 29, 2010

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Comments: Did the direct start today (1 bolt) and got spanked. Awkward stemming right off the deck. Took a few tries... awesome climb, but enough loose rock to warrant caution in some spots. We cleaned a 200lb or so flake towards the top (just left of the route, it looked ok, then I put a piece behind it, tugged, and nearly launched the block off right then!)

Also, 4-5 #1 camalots would not be uncalled for, especially if doing the direct start


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Andy Kaufman Crack (5.10)
By: roman d When: Mar 22, 2010

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Comments: Way fun, especially getting from the OW pod to the anchors!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Lower Devil's East (LDE) : ... : High Man on the Shmotem Pol... (5.11-)
By: roman d When: Mar 21, 2010

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Comments: Way to go!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Walk on the Wild Side (5.8)
By: roman d When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: Excellent line, easily done as 2 pitches. A single 70m rope gets you down without hassle.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Chimney Rock : Chimney Rock - West Face : Pinched Rib (5.10b)
By: roman d When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: Super fun line. No way is the short, well protected crux 10b. Felt closer to 9.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Chimney Rock : Chimney Rock - West Face : Damper (5.9)
By: roman d When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: Fun climb to do at the end of the day - felt pretty cruiser for 5.9 since I have big hands. bring a couple nuts to back up a comfy belay seat at the top, or a couple 2-3" pieces to use the crack at the top of Pinched Rib. Tricky walk-off


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Mars Attacks (5.9 PG13)
By: roman d When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: I found the approach pretty straightforward. Even though I was off the trail, it still only took ~30min


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains
By: roman d When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: There are bolts of varying vintage on the 500' face just south of the road xing that follow a water streak most of the way to the top. I came in from the top last February and rapped down in 3 or 4 double rope raps. There is a newish 3 bolt chain anchor at the top, followed by a shitty three bolt anchor with pop-tab hangers and rusty chains, and then newer anchors below.

The lower 2-300' looks pretty mellow with good bolts, while the upper section looks much harder with scary bolts. Some pictur... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Pusch Ridge : Pusch Peak
By: roman d When: Feb 17, 2010

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Comments: I think the closure goes all the way north to Cargodera Cyn, just north of Golder Dome.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Pusch Ridge : Pusch Peak
By: roman d When: Feb 16, 2010

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Comments: I think this area is closed from January 1 - April 30 each year for bighorn lambing...

sahcinfo.org/file.axd?file=200...
(map on 3rd page)

fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/forest/r...


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