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Member Since: Nov 23, 2011
Last Visit: Oct 30, 2016
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Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area : The Nose (5.8)
By: Elias When: May 23, 2015

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Comments: P4 can be rapped with a 70m if you knot block the rope and use a cordalette as a pull cord. A 70m is only about 4ft shy of the Parkinglot.

Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Seal (5.10-)
By: Elias When: May 14, 2015

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Comments: .5 C4/X4 works perfect where the Nut used to be (on the Left of the slot), as for the right side a #2 to a .5 would work.

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Photo
By: Elias When: Jan 31, 2015

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Comments: Super Ballsy! Awesome job James!

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Senator Gulch (WI3-4)
By: Elias When: Dec 12, 2014

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Comments: A bolted anchor on this route would be wonderous. The pins are a bit sketchy, and the climb is a great "beginner's" route (when it's not so wet!).

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : West Elden : ... : Verse in Ragtime (5.8 PG13)
By: Elias When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: SUPER Fun. Probably one of the most exciting and fun sport pitches I've climbed. There is a fun variation starting up and moving right from the left belay alcove, 5.9 stemming moves, and fun start to a great climb. Gear TR Anchor takes .5-#1 Camalot sizes in a vertical crack just above the top out.

Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Gardeners Wall
By: Elias When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: We climbed a few routes to the right of Hanging Gardens (We had no guide book, or topo) and honestly got in some very hairy terrain. The climbing and pro wasn't too bad, but a good chunk of the rock that had older bolts near by was severely fractured, loose, and flakey. Wile rapping off some belay station I stepped on a flake and it collapsed sending a good child sized chunk of thin rock down the face.

Just a reminder to be very careful and thoughtful both while climbing, and rappelling.

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow Areas : Jacks Canyon : Cracker Jack Cliffs : Total Lack of Jack (5.10c)
By: Elias When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: SUPER cruiser, and honestly, I found it easier than "Jack & Jill go Bolting".

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : West Elden : Downtown
By: Elias When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: The Description here regarding the location of the Downtown climbs is pretty vague since the "fence" seems to be on the left hand side of the road completely opposite of the crags? Anyways, Park at (or hike to) the right hand (East side) pullout with a Forest Service kiosk with a map and follow the trail to your right to access the downtown area (which is the wall slightly to the right and behind the trees to this kiosk).

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden Crags : West Elden : ... : The 5.8+ Crack (5.8+ R)
By: Elias When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: If you're interested in rope soloing this & the left 5.6 crack you can set up a bottom anchor in a deep flaring pod just below the aforementioned 5.6 with 2x #1 & 1x #2 C4's.

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit : The Son Tower : Pleasant Dreams (5.9+)
By: Elias When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: When wanting to exit on the left to pull the roof one can use the long chains from "Not Your Average Joe" on the back of the tower to set up a top-belay. Another note, the roof is well protected with a bolt at the lip, and the roof has very positive holds & good feet.

Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Beaches : Pirate's Cove (aka The Beac...
By: Elias When: Dec 12, 2012

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Comments: I came, I climbed, I was watched like Chris Sharma.