REI Community


Member Since: Feb 7, 2009
Last Visit: 4 days ago
Contact arjunmh

arjunmh
is a member of
Point Rank: # 103
Total Points: 4,580

40 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



Where has arjunmh been climbing?










Contributions


All 2010 | Routes 144 | Areas 26 | Approach Trails | Photos 550 | Page Improvements | Comments 368 | Posts 10 | Stars 678 | Ratings 234
Page 1 of 15.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Mindbender (5.10b)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 16, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Indeed, a very cool and mind bending route! Can't wait to get back on it and do a better job with the "mind breaking" cruxes. Lower one very nice, upper one totally perplexing and invoking a steeper version of Witblitz - no pro, no hand holds, dire stemming and slippery rock. What I would do for a bit of pro! Great to be on it, though, and will be back for the clean ascent.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : A Bridge Across Forever (ak... (5.13a)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 12, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Sweet! This was an incredible send for Gabe and so inspirational to watch in the making. He's been working it for the last month or so and every time on it was just a bit closer to sending. A gorgeous route that I've always thought of as an aid route until I watched Gabe do it free. Inspirational climbing indeed! Way to go Gabe!!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: arjunmh When: Oct 11, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Yeah, my favorite pitch of that climb! Working up to soloing it ... maybe this weekend. Helmet? Luna wears it at the base to protect against falling peregrine poop.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Good Action (5.11-)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 11, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Watching Gabe red point this and then play on it, convinced me that it's a must do. This and Twin Cracks make for two sweet lines that can be either full sun or full shade depending on the season and easy to access single pitch burns. Twin Cracks being the elegant trad line and this being the tricky sport one.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Right Section : Guillotine Flake (5.7)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 10, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Yes, there's been a bunch of us "regulars" of late who are venturing into the routes that are below the "classic" tier, but still wonderful. I did this one only because Gabe recommended it as being his favorite moderate on the mountain -- figured it'd be a fun one for Hanna who was up there that day. It was, but I have to admit that the way I did it was probably a lot harder than the moderate promised. That is, horizontal chimneying just doesn't feel moderate to m... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Coatimundi / Candyland LInk... (5.9)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 10, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Have now done this several times the direct way and the original way, rope soloing the original way to avoid the burl fest on the direct route. I had always liked the direct way as the straightest line, but find the original way to be much more elegant and fun. Delicate face moves out right from the top of the off-width chimney section, good gear before turning the corned into a sweet hand crack with lots of face features. Another delicate traverse to get to the anchors and it's great fun!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Right Section : Grody Coyote (5.7)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 10, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: There's a big cactus blocking the obvious way up this -- bring gloves and a machete and you're welcome to use my clippers for all the brush up higher. We decided to leave Grody alone.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Right Section : Giuoco Piano (5.11d)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 10, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Photo taken from the base of "Grody Coyote", by the way. Was a great lunch time show for us!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Right Section : Giuoco Piano (5.11d)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 10, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Gabe definitely pulled out an impressive bag of tricks to onsight this amazing looking route! No hands rests, stemming almost upside down, palm smears, leg crosses, who knows what else! Way to go. Hanna and I climbed "Guillotine" in parallel and then got back down in time to watch the show on the money pitch of this route. Looking down into that crazy dihedral from above was especially impressive. The first OW pitch sounded especially heinous and it would be a cool diversion to enter t... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : The Slammer Jam (5.10)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 3, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Did this again and it's one of my favorites. Watched Tim's rope drag shenanigans the week before and could relate from my first time up it -- would recommend to any who find themselves in a similar state to build and anchor before the left arching wide crack and traverse on the second to last pitch rather than try to power through. There's a good ledge pretty high up in the right crack section. Any which way, any gardening efforts will be helpful as the grass certainly adds a spice t... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain
By: arjunmh When: Aug 12, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: I guess I haven't been on MP much lately and forgot to post an update on this past Spring's falcon monitoring on Granite Mtn. I and a couple of Prescott College students who were doing independent studies with me spent quite a lot of time observing the falcons here and on Thumb Butte. Both students wrote up their reports and presented them to Noel Fletcher and wildlife biologist colleague at USFS. Both reports were extremely valuable in noting clearly where the birds are nesting and what... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge
By: arjunmh When: Jun 15, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Cautionary note: Many wonderful 1/2 days back in this area over the past few weeks while based nearby. Mostly excellent climbing, but also much loose rock and flaky lichen. The routes will clean up with traffic, but in the meantime climb cautiously. I pulled loose rock off routes in Exit Gorge and Confluence Wall and helped clean up stuff on the Southern Wall. Didn't get to Memorial, but explored nice stuff upstream.

Will post video of the massive block I knocked off El Patron.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Exit Gorge : El Patron (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 15, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Caution: I rope soloed this a week or so ago and noted that the top block was loose. After clearing rope and dog and gear from below I trundled what turned out to be a picnic table sized block!! Major damage to the route and stuff below. I will post video if I can.

Can't figure out how to post a video -- let me know via email to me if you want to see and I'll text it to you. Crazy crazy!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall : Bob's Chimney (5.10 R)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 1, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Thanks Bob and good to see you last Friday. Will get on this in the next few days.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall
By: arjunmh When: Jun 1, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Water's running fresh and clear after all the rain, temps are mild, this wall is a spectacular place to be! And I see new development upstream -- assuming it's you guys moving along?


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall : Southern Bell (5.10)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 1, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Great movement, fun climb! Best of the bunch right of "Layin' in the Shade", I think. Chieftain and the the leftern trad routes are next to try. What a great area!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Dells
By: arjunmh When: May 17, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: FANTASTIC BOOK out by Kevin Keith. Thanks so much Kevin and everyone else involved in putting together this great resource.

Available at all local stores (well, I saw it in Hike Shack and Manzanita) and definitely worth it. Spent the afternoon below the dam to the bridge wall and jungle gym rock and located every climb in the guide easily. Very clearly laid out and really clear and good descriptions!

Way to go Kevin!!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Dells : Watson Lake : ... : Dam Classic (aka The Dam Cr... (5.9-)
By: arjunmh When: May 17, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Yes, very good route indeed and the easier one to the right -- Dam Seam -- is good too. A nice wall.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Dells : Watson Lake : ... : Haywire (5.10)
By: arjunmh When: May 17, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Great route and GREAT guide book, Kevin. Thanks so much!!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Hackberry Creek
By: arjunmh When: May 9, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: New routes going in -- haven't climbed them yet as I didn't bring webbing and anchor gear. Are they ready to climb? Do they need anchors up top?


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Glitter Box Area : Adios Larry (5.10b PG13)
By: arjunmh When: May 1, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Did this again yesterday and noticed a nice new bolt on the bulge (crux) about half way through the "2nd pitch" (quotes as I like to do it as a long single pitch). What's up with the new bolt? Must say that it's a better bolt and better placed than the one right below it, so was kind of nice to have, but it still raises the concern about placing additional bolts on routes. I know that Greg Opland noted the same on some other r... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Epitaph (5.10-)
By: arjunmh When: Mar 12, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Wonderful climb! The cordellete was a bit rotten on the anchor at top of pitch 3. We had one quick link and attached that to the good bolt to the biner. Clipped the other biner to a loop of the cord. What is needed is a decent hanger to replace the "no gud" piece of junk and another quick link. Bolt looks ok, just need to take a small crescent wrench, hanger and quick link. Will make for a solid rap station then. Didn't have a knife and so couldn... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain
By: arjunmh When: Mar 11, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Climbing Alternatives for Granite Mountain During Closure (Feb. 1st to July 15th)
While there are few comparable multi-pitch, old-school, traditionally protected granite climbing areas nearby, there are numerous other excellent climbing alternatives to explore during the falcon closure. A selection is noted below:

First, there are other granite crags near the main cliff have good climbing:
a) Lizard Head: Rough, weathered granite, but a cool outing and many more routes than those listed on Moun... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: arjunmh When: Mar 7, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Yes, inspirational. And, a great idea to get to it from top of 2nd pitch of Kingpin...must try!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Glitter Box Area : Route Out (5.9)
By: arjunmh When: Mar 6, 2017

view comment >>
Comments: Can do this "route out" any number of ways -- crack, face, mixed, any which way, even upside down.


Page 1 of 15.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About