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Areas = 15
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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : George's Buttress (5.7)
By: Jon Ruland When: 6 days ago

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Comments: having done this route, Mistaken Identity, and Stoner's Boner each multiple times i'm pretty sure the only reason this one gets a lower quality rating (2.5 stars instead of 3) is because it's 5.7 and the others are 5.9. this is a solid route especially for mount lemmon.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 23, 2016

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Comments: pull the roof by going over the righthand side. going straight up would be HARD.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 22, 2016

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Comments: anyone who belays me like that doesn't belay me a second time.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 20, 2016

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Comments: flashing* ;)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Get The Flock Out Of Here (5.10+)
By: Jon Ruland When: Nov 11, 2016

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Comments: lots of great hard climbing, however the rock quality drifts from impeccable to kitty litter at many points throughout the route which prevents this climb from being a classic in my opinion.

also geir's topo calls p3 5.10 but i felt like this was the crux pitch of the entire climb.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Safecracker (5.11a/b)
By: Jon Ruland When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: the fixed nut is gone but i wouldn't be surprised if another one shows up there soon. i almost fixed one of mine in its place after just a short fall.

BETA ALERT
i thought the technical crux of this route was the bolt protected section down low but the overall crux for me was hanging on to place gear up high. you can actually sew this thing up pretty tight but like eric said you'll need some serious hang on.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Ataxia Tower : Feeling Minnesota (5.9-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Oct 17, 2016

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Comments: the gear is really tricky in the middle and the climbing while not too difficult in this section is insecure. not worth it unless you're waiting to climb Ashtar like we were. ;)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Spontaneous Conga Line (5.8)
By: Jon Ruland When: Oct 7, 2016

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Comments: this climb might be the best route at this crag.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Sep 27, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but the rope is behind your leg.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Sir Clipalot (5.11-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Sep 2, 2016

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Comments: so am i correct to assume this route gets morning sun and afternoon shade as it is on the east face of the fortress?

EDIT
the answer to this question appears to be yes, though i'm not sure exactly when it goes into the shade.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Helm's Deep (5.10+)
By: Jon Ruland When: Sep 2, 2016

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Comments: so even with the shiny new bolts this climb is still a scarefest?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Punch Out (5.10b/c)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 27, 2016

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Comments: upper crack is probably 5.8. very cool for lemmon! the grove is brutal.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Blue Moon (5.10)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 27, 2016

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Comments: very cool crack on the lower portion of this route. very bad placement for the second bolt.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Cornholer's Incest (5.11)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 26, 2016

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Comments: this route's name is awesome. nice play on the name of the route to the left.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 23, 2016

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Comments: good shot, 5 stars for the pun.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Indian Summer (5.10c)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 5, 2016

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Comments: cool, much appreciated


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Indian Summer (5.10c)
By: Jon Ruland When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: how likely is it that the base of this route is NOT under water in early september?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Grand Theft Otto (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: May 9, 2016

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Comments: i'm pretty sure this is 5.8 at the hardest but Hendrixon usually lowballs it and he called it 5.9 so maybe i accidentally climbed around the crux? where is the hard part supposed to be? the steep crack in the middle?


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall : Rock Wars (5.10a) : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: 2 pieces is sewing it up?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Just Do-do It (5.10a)
By: Jon Ruland When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: the nut is solid but it won't keep you off the ground if you commit to the crux. also agree that it's harder than Haley's Comet a few routes to the left. very cool upper crack though.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Haley's Comet (5.10a PG13)
By: Jon Ruland When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: the old bolts seem to have been replaced with shiny new ASCA bolts.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Conan's Corridor : Colorado Crack (5.9)
By: Jon Ruland When: May 1, 2016

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Comments: while the climbing is good, this route has a lot of hollow sounding rock to be considered a classic.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Hamas Fights For Freedom (A5+)
By: Jon Ruland When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: lol?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Little Twin Owls : Finger Crack (5.11b) : Photo
By: Jon Ruland When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Too much gear ;)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Scorpion King (5.8-)
By: Jon Ruland When: Jan 14, 2016

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Comments: hah! 11c that's a good one.

it's a really tricky move but you're standing on a ledge while you figure it out. 11- at the hardest.


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