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Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : The Peaks Crag : ... : Top Kill (5.11b)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 14, 2017

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Comments: Excellent and overlooked. High quality stone in the bolted approach bits and an intimidating crux up high where the feetholds run out. Next time I'd bring: a medium nut or small cam followed by 1ea C4s#.3-#2.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Capitalist Crag : Lower Capitalist Crag : Lunchmoney (5.9+)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 11, 2017

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Comments: It ain't the Central Pillar of Frenzy, Greg.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Grease the Tracks (5.12d)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 9, 2017

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Comments: ^cant imagine, with the amount of stuff i had to excavate.. but I think you guys will like it up there!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Hungry Hungry Hobo (5.8-)
By: Darren Mabe When: May 5, 2017

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Comments: I measured it with a 60m rope Jack


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Twist a Dream (5.10+)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 25, 2017

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Comments: The opening slab of Railway Runaway makes for a nice alternate start. After the 3rd bolt head up to the corner of Twist. Additional pro in the horizontal.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Bindlestiff (5.10a/b)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 25, 2017

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Comments: the first 4 bolts of Railway Runaway make for an excellent alternate start


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates : Ultimate Finger Crack (5.11)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 23, 2017

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Comments: Yup. Those bolts were poorly placed, and they will be moved 5 meters down


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Playin' Hooky (5.8)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Regarding the hanging belay at the end of P1 (proper) of Solid Gold.

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One trick I have done is to belay with gear above the last bolt of that pitch in a nice ledge pod. Plenty of options for bomber pro, though a couple Aliens should suffice and can use the last bolt as upward pull. You can slingshot off the rap anchors if you want to, but have to downclimb back to the pod. Supercomfy!

Richard originally set up SG to be climbed with a 60m. If the belay/rap station were to be m... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Mine Area : The Magma Gardens : Stay in the Middle (5.7)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Those quicklinks are a joke


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Mine Area : The Magma Gardens : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Splitting hairs though id say closer to 11d. Pumpy last clip. And whats with those silly dinky toy Cassin bolt hangers?!


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Quiver and Quill (5.10c)
By: Darren Mabe When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: It has been attempted a few times, David. Locals pretty strict with no more extra bolts at Turkey. Q&Q has always been a follow-clean-rap kind of route.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Broken Tooth : unnamed classic hand crack ... (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: Great route with lots of rests. But to you folks that claim "70m makes it to the ground just fine", i'd like to clarify that it makes it to about 10 feet from the ground, though easy enough to downclimb the flakes.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : The Great Escape (5.12b/c)
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 18, 2017

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Comments: You are the coalition.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 16, 2017

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Comments: All Systems Go


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 15, 2017

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Comments: Above pic slightly outdated. There are actually two anchor bolts with mussies on Mulligan Stew ledge. A piece of chain on the anchor lets you extend the clip if you feel timid getting to the next bolt, which is about two feet higher than in picture. 13 draws total for M.Pie


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit : The Shooting Gallery : The Chiller (5.12)
By: Darren Mabe When: Mar 5, 2017

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Comments: Your description sums up the climbing pretty well although I counted 5 clips. The second one would be bit desperate and getting to the last clip is heady though with relatively easier moves. 12c in Rob's book, FA Barry Ward. Awesome sequences on bullet rock, so to speak...


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : North Buttress : Prymal Instinct (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Feb 27, 2017

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Comments: How many clips did you skip?


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Macho Borracho (5.12b/c) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Feb 24, 2017

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Comments: Dreamy.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Twin Butte : ... : Infinite Impobability Drive (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Feb 10, 2017

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Comments: Highly probable I'd be the one to do it


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Twin Butte : ... : Infinite Impobability Drive (5.11-)
By: Darren Mabe When: Feb 7, 2017

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Comments: Its 2017, what's with these silly pins on these sport routes? By the time you show your wall savvy and hero hitch the pin, you can clip the next bolt. The lowering rings twist the rope. But this route kicks up a few good steep moves for the grade!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sycamore Canyon : Paradise Forks : The Prow : ... : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: Is it overcammed or is the crack too narrow for the cam?


Location: Colorado : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: Amazing. A photo Benjamin hasn't commented on. Yet.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Mourning Glory : Glory Hole (5.13c) : Photo
By: Darren Mabe When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: Definitely special spot to hang out!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Winslow Areas : Jacks Canyon : Lost World at Jacks Canyon
By: Darren Mabe When: Dec 2, 2016

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Comments: "NOT in the guidebook"?! Looks like pg 138 in my copy. unless you lost those pages..


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Gneiss Roof (AKA: Nice Ride... (5.10a/b)
By: Darren Mabe When: Nov 25, 2016

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Comments: Well we have successfully/easily rapped from the original rap hangers on Ashtray Ledge. I can imagine the addition of some short chains could pinch the rope. The other couple of bolts in the ledge are cozy. I have fond memories of brewing up coffee and smoking ciggies in mid-winter, snow falling. Didn't have to go far for big adventure.


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