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

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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

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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

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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

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


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

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Comments: Also, Marty's fold out guide lists this as 10-, which is more reasonable for this climb. 2-4 supplemental small to medium cams recommended. Between 1st and 2nd bolt, between 2nd and 3rd, and up above the 3rd.


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

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Comments: Great climb! Well worth the trek over, whether from the "trail" as shown in Marty's guide" or by following along the base of the cliffs past Summer Assault, below Lion's Den, and then down a broken and overgrown climber's trail. If more folks get out this way the trail will be much improved. Will try to remember clippers and cairns next time.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Glitter Box Area : Trickle and Resin (5.10-)
By: arjunmh When: Mar 6, 2017

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Comments: Indeed it is tricky for 5.9. I noted yesterday that it's rated 10- on Marty's foldout guide, but I used his book when I posted the route here and in the book it's rated 5.9. Changed the route rating to 10- now. Some cool, delicate moves on this and just a couple small to medium cams will protect just fine. Hard parts are bolted just fine. The upper part of the tower takes all sorts of pro and is easy climbing. Webbing at top needs to be... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon
By: arjunmh When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: They're great (as is his book), but there's been much development. For example, all of the climbs in LDE (Lower Devils East) and The Refuge are described in PDFs that are posted under the respective area here on Mountain Project. Also, there are many additional climbs that are only described here.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Glitter Box Area : Damsels in Distress (5.10 PG13)
By: arjunmh When: Jan 9, 2017

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Comments: Fixed the midway anchor a bit on this, but will ultimately need to either add a 1/2" hanger to the strange 1/2" bolt plus nut setup, or get rid of that and simply add another 3/8" bolt and hanger. Didn't get to it while recently setting "Damsel's Arete" and Splendid "Arete". Posting those now.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon
By: arjunmh When: Jan 8, 2017

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Comments: The biners attached to quick links at the anchors ARE NOT BOOTY! PLEASE DO NOT TAKE. Over the last few weeks, I've been stunned to find many of our hard placed biners gone throughout Lower Devils and also in The Refuges. Please leave the biners in place! Gradually we are replacing with chains as it's frustrating to be constantly losing these key parts of the anchors.

Note the pictures of anchors posted for LDE and for The Refuge.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge
By: arjunmh When: Jan 8, 2017

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Comments: The biners attached to quick links at the anchors ARE NOT BOOTY! PLEASE DO NOT TAKE. Over the last few weeks, I've been stunned to find many of our hard placed biners gone throughout Lower Devils and also in The Refuges. Please leave the biners in place! Gradually we are replacing with chains as it's frustrating to be constantly losing these key parts of the anchors.

NOTE The picture above!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Glitter Box Area
By: arjunmh When: Jan 8, 2017

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Comments: The biners attached to quick links at the anchors ARE NOT BOOTY! PLEASE DO NOT TAKE. Over the last few weeks, I've been stunned to find many of our hard placed biners gone throughout Lower Devils and also in The Refuge. Please leave the biners in place! Gradually we are replacing with chains as it's frustrating to be constantly losing these key parts of the anchors.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Swamp Slabs : Tread Gently (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: Did this rope soloing to be near friends who were on Dislocation and had a blast. It's a fun route and has some cruxy puzzles that do need a clear head -- followed Bill's guide as best I could and just tried to stay on the most difficult crack path upward while staying right of Dislocation. A few thin finger crack sections with sketchy gear, a great fun hand crack roof (would be good warm up for Magnolia), and some fun slab sections with no gear. Did it wi... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Triple Direct (5.8+)
By: arjunmh When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: This is absolutely the way to do Green Savior! Brian and I missed the direct start last year when we did Crisco with G.S. and that stellar first pitch makes for a super 4 pitch outing. Such a compelling line and it protects very nicely -- one #4 and one #6 did just fine and if the leader of Crisco takes the #6 it makes protecting the traverse a bit better (I didn't, choosing not to have the anchor while leading the thrutch fest, but had done the traverse bef... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Chameleon (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Oct 12, 2016

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Comments: Modified the description and also the route "map" after redoing this route last weekend and getting great input from a couple folks. Basically, when Brian and I did it the first time we misread the Cramer topo for this route and didn't think to take the obvious vertical crack up the middle of the upper face that is pitch 3 in Bill's guide, but ends up being pitch 2 the way I'd recommend. So, redid it with N... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : The Promised Land : Valerie's Book Area : Tarzan (5.11a)
By: arjunmh When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: The start's off putting ... will have to try next time.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : The Promised Land : Valerie's Book Area : Valerie's Book (5.6)
By: arjunmh When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Strange start, though and significantly harder than 5.6 if you go direct. Fun, though and good gear.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : The Promised Land : Valerie's Book Area : Prow (5.10b)
By: arjunmh When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Indeed. Many bolts, closely and strangely placed, making for an easier line than Black Cleft for sure. But, certainly a fun route with a great overhanging top out. Will try to original on gear next time, slightly to the left I'm guessing.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Candyland (5.10)
By: arjunmh When: Aug 20, 2016

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Comments: Hey Greg, will be great to coordinate with you next time you think you'll get up. I've been gone since I posted, but now hopefully most Fall-winter weekends. Falcons didn't scream at me much. I'm not trying to make notes on their behavior and where they are every time I'm there to give to USFS. Noel seems genuinely interested in getting the data that might help support a partial closure, or even a... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Candyland (5.10)
By: arjunmh When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Wow, what a climb! Burly, burly! Had a #5 and it's useful on p. 1 and 3, though not absolutely necessary and I may not take next time now that I know my arm bars work. P3 sure is stellar, but on a warm, humid (for here) summer day, ooof!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain
By: arjunmh When: Jul 20, 2016

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Comments: As the mountain opens up again to climbing, I have a request for help in gathering data. I've had a productive meeting with the USFS and am encouraged about working with them. If you can send me by personal email (arjunmh@me.com, or obviously clicking on my MP name) your observations on Peregrine presence and behavior, I can help the USFS compile and collect some very important data on how they're doing. Specifically, date and time and location of <... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sycamore Canyon : Paradise Forks : The Prow : UKD (Unusual Killing Device... (5.10)
By: arjunmh When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: Yes, this is a fine route and I wish several hundred more people would climb it to clean it out and scare the bats into a different crack. Would get 3 stars if a bit cleaner. It's kinda cool to climb and get the sense of what the other more popular routes must've been like back in the day. BD small X4s are also perfect for the crux, which is indeed a cool sequence of moves. All very protectable and doable for the grade. Glad to have finally gotten on it.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: A great area to spend a summer morning -- shade the whole time and it's pretty near the Solstice. Stunning. Just wish there had been canyoneers stripping to add to the scenery!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall : Chieftain (5.11c)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: Can't wait to do this one, it looks stellar! Will have to be next time, I reckon. Nice work guys -- I recall seeing the beginnings of this last year and so it's good to see it completed. Will be fun to have a go.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Southern Wall : Southern Comfort (5.8)
By: arjunmh When: Jun 17, 2016

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Comments: A fun route and relatively straightforward to protect given the easy ground -- with the exception of the very top it felt more like a 5.7 or so. A good one to practice placing gear before tackling some of the harder routes that protect with tricky gear.


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