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Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Curious where that came from...it's a poster that I did, but it wasn't something a lot of people knew about.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: 5 days ago

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Comments: BTW: Where's your helmet? Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

And check out that beautiful third pitch of Candyland in the background...


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Right Section : Guillotine Flake (5.7)
By: Greg Opland When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Always thought that was a cool route. Don't think it gets done too often, but maybe more nowadays. People are doing more obscure stuff, it seems like.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: 6 days ago

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Comments: That traverse at the roof is the primary reason I haven't rope soloed that route.
Nice work Arjun!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Mount Hayden : South Face (5.8)
By: Greg Opland When: Jul 4, 2017

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Comments: Publishing that was no big deal. Some of that old stuff would just dry up and blow away if there wasn't some record of it floating around. :-)

P - I drew my own topo after we did the South Face, so if you ever do a third (?) edition, let me know and you can use it.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Mount Hayden : South Face (5.8) : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Jun 30, 2017

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Comments: South Face route actually faces somewhat SE. I GPS'd it the last time I was down there. Wish I still had the track, but I think I lost it the last time my PC died.

Overhead image...

Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Hayden overhead satellite image.
 North is t...
Mount Hayden overhead satellite image.
North is top of photo.



Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Morrell's Boulder : Right Unknown Route (5.5)
By: Greg Opland When: May 4, 2017

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Comments: Always wondered how ridiculous the routes would get eventually. 20 feet. That surpasses even my wildest guess.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Dells : Watson Lake : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Apr 21, 2017

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Comments: Ha ha ha haha!
Is it already out of date?


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : "Area Couple Miles South of...
By: Greg Opland When: Mar 23, 2017

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Comments: WHY IS THIS NOT LOCATED UNDER THE QUEEN CREEK AREA?


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Dec 16, 2016

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Comments: Pic is the top of combined pitch 1 and pitch 2.
That's the only "version" going on here.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas
By: Greg Opland When: Dec 12, 2016

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Comments: Does Phoenix Rock II cover the Superstition Mts areas?

Nope.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Nov 18, 2016

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Comments: The rope is there...odd that it isn't visible. I was actually pretty happy then. Was a cool finish to a really fun route!! Hey George! Hope you are well! Long time no see!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Candyland (5.10)
By: Greg Opland When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: Sent you a message.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Candyland (5.10)
By: Greg Opland When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Ha ha ha ha... FULL value on the BURL scale route for sure, but what a bunch of fantastic pitches!!! Did you have the falcons yelling at you?


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Unknown (5.8)
By: Greg Opland When: Jun 12, 2016

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Comments: NickMartel said:
It's an ascetic crack system

as·cet·ic
əˈsedik/
adjective
1.
characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.


You probably meant aesthetic? Maybe not...

aes·thet·ic
esˈTHedik/
adjective
1.
concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : The Havens
By: Greg Opland When: Jun 7, 2016

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Comments: 2 pages off... index says 397, but really 399.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit : Swiss Tower : Mr. Slate (5.10b)
By: Greg Opland When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: The profile on the guy above (Crzyfst) that is claiming this is a death route, says he's from Indianappolis, IN. Could be he made that up i suppose. People do it all the time.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit : Swiss Tower : Mr. Slate (5.10b)
By: Greg Opland When: May 11, 2016

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Comments: Totally agree. What's up with the lite out-of-staters?


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Feb 11, 2016

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Comments: Is it me, or does that look like the Slab Route (10a) ???


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: 40 to 50 foot runout? Maybe 20-25 if you have a #4 Camalot. You have a piece right there in the base of the start, then it narrows once you get up in there.

ccmski is completely correct. This is a Karl's Korner pitch, NOT the third pitch of Classic. Third pitch of Classic goes up the sort of corner/flake east of the belay bush/tree. You go up that, then break right and head up a sort of 12" ramp up the lefthand wall. Step across at the top to gain a crack system headed up across to the f... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Pond
By: Greg Opland When: Dec 27, 2015

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Comments: Heather Fischer says:
I've heard of a mysterious alternate approach for dogs to The Pond, but have yet to discover it. There is an alternative trail on the Marty's map, does anyone have any beta on this other approach?


Looking at Marty's map, I see a trail leading out left along the base of the lower area, but no alternate trail marked. Could be my version is old or something.

Still...

a) I have two dogs. Love for them to go with us when we do stuff, but there are places where... more >>


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : The Tombstone : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: climbaz.com/Backcountry/page_h...


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Sullivan's Canyon : Lower Sullivan's : Photo (Copy)
By: Greg Opland When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Ha! I actually intended to put that on the map... ooops.
I'll update when I have a few minutes.


Location: California : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Raven Rocks : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Dec 1, 2015

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Comments: He's pining for the fjords!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Mine Area : Lower Looner Land : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Haven't done it in a LONG time, but here's a shot from Jan. '96 on that left route and Virgin Vinyl (R). Seem to recall it was thin, but a decent route. No big pockets, just old skool Queen Creek, pulling the skin off your pads off on crimpy holds.




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