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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Is it already out of date?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.




Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Sven Slab : Dark Passage (5.10c)
By: Greg Opland When: Nov 17, 2015

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Comments: Best to think of a lot of Phoenix granite routes as "old school", with all that implies. I can remember when 5.9 was a pretty proud grade around here (and it still is on some climbs).


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : The Slammer Jam (5.10)
By: Greg Opland When: Sep 11, 2015

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Comments: Friend pointed these comments out to me and I'm curious... it appears from these LMA notes that were in the '73 guide that Treiber and Byrd aided the last pitch of Good, Bad, and Ugly on the FA of Slammer Jam, but there seems like more to the story.
I'd be very interested in hearing more!

Mountain Project won't let me post it big enough to read, so you'll have to click a few times to get to a readable version...

Rock Climbing Photo: LMA Notes from the '73 Guide To Granite Mountain
LMA Notes from the '73 Guide To Granite Mountain



Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Magnolia Thunderpussy (5.9)
By: Greg Opland When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: One area is notoriously sandbagged


Wait...what? You mean the Dells are sandbagged?!!!
Ha ha ha haha.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain
By: Greg Opland When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: I didn't have any issues following the regular climber's trail over to the Front Porch. It didn't seem to have that much damage to it most of the way, but the Swamp Slabs trail is a complete mess last time I saw it.

I've heard the Forest Service is sort of against the idea of cairning or marking a path to establish a trail, but if that doesn't happen, then all the braided damage from the main climber's trail over to the Swamp Slabs is just going to get worse. I would think a lightly marked trai... more >>


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain
By: Greg Opland When: Jul 24, 2015

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Comments: The trail over to the Front Porch should be okay as always. Gets a little grassy, but the season should knock that back down just fine. At least that's my experience from the last couple years. The fire didn't really do much damage to the trail over there.

On the other hand, the fire pretty much wiped out the trail up to the Swamp Slabs, and the time since has done nothing to help that out (lots of braided crap). An effort should be made to mark out an approach trail for that side, and try to k... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Photo
By: Greg Opland When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: After pitch 1, you traverse left around the corner. That's where pitch 2 is, with pitch 3 going up the (roughly) south side of the tower. Looks like from your line, you went straight up from the first belay.




Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Oak Creek Canyon Overlook : Amateur Hour (5.9)
By: Greg Opland When: Jun 9, 2015

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Comments: Route you're describing to the left is Long Walk (5.8).


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