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Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Violince Wall : Fiddler on the Roof (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: This is a climb that you will either love or hate depending on how you feel about crack climbing. As a practice I try to climb cracks as little as possible, but I loved this climb.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : It Knocks Your Socks Off (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: This is #5 on the Monomaniac topo for Solstice Cave.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : The Heater
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: This is an excellent "warm-up" wall in multiple ways. Plan on climbing here with a lack of layers and sunscreen handy, and I'd bet you'll be able to see climbers across the way at Mad Cow/ Hueco Cave in the shade wearing hats and puffy jackets.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : The Heater : Hot Flash (5.10b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: Best of the routes at The Heater.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Somehow just happened upon this. This is one of the more interesting Steve's Arete photos to be sure! Nice Job.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Tears of a Clown (5.11- R)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 12, 2016

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Comments: This climb was given a grade of 5.10 originally. Maybe it is....who knows? Both my partner and I thought it was hard 10/easy 11. You make the call. Amazing climb!


Location: * In Progress : Generic Area
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Nov 2, 2016

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Comments: ^^^^^ I concur.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 30, 2016

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Comments: Purple - Forged in Hell
Green - Forged in Heels


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: I stared at this photo when I posted it......having done no "saturation/editing thing" to it.

Not sure if you have ever been down to New Wave Ben, but it is a fairly narrow slot that allows light in. Depending on the time of year, time of day, etc. the wall ,and subsequently photos, can look way different.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Mission To Mars (5.12c/d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 16, 2016

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Comments: But........You didn't??


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : The Pipe Dream : Rodeo Clown (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 16, 2016

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Comments: This route has more glue than a kindergarten class art project, but it is pure fun!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Breaking Away (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 16, 2016

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Comments: Austin, all of the routes share the bottom 4 bolts. Riddle climbs most of Breaking Away before diverting to it's own ending out the steepest part of the wall- hard left at the top.

I will aim to get a photo topo of the wall up in the next month or so as there is not one in STL III.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Oblivion Roof : Mr. Poopy Pants (5.11b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 11, 2016

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Comments: Stellar stemming at the top of this great route. It keep you on your toes the whole way with several "thinker" sections.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave : Rumor Has It (5.11b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 10, 2016

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Comments: Best 5.11 in Rifle.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Gaudi Park : Rattlesnake Shake (5.9+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 3, 2016

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Comments: Crux is right off the ground.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : Upper Psychoactive Wall : Suck the Nipple (5.11d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 3, 2016

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Comments: I agree with the above comments. This climb has you chugging along at fun 5.10 moves then WHAM!...... you're pulling a stout boulder problem from the last bolt to the chains. At least it's a fun boulder problem.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : The Godfather Boulder
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 3, 2016

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Comments: A really fun wall if you want a break from the longer climbs of Tensleep. None of these routes are 60 ft. in length as mentioned in most of the descriptions. More like 45 ft.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Vietnam : Pussy Control (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Oct 3, 2016

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Comments: Here's a second vote for this climb being better than Bikini Girls.


Location: VT : Bolton Area : Carcass Crag : Who's Your Daddy (5.12c)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Aug 24, 2016

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Comments: This route is a HOOT! An amazing boulder start leads to the crux pulling the roof. Thoughtful slab takes you a little trad-ish runout on a lichen covered bulge to finish things off. What more could you ask for?

Also, 12a for this route is hilarious.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 28, 2016

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Comments: Any updates on the fire?


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : The Citadel : West of Hell (5.13a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: I love them "sequential sequences".


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 12, 2016

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Comments: Crazy feature! What a great photo.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Eureka (5.13a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 11, 2016

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Comments: I've logged a lot of time in the last few years at Rifle and Maple which have cable draws galore. IMO, they are the way to go. There are so many crags across the US that get more traffic than the Orifice that have cable draws everywhere and I have never heard of one having major issues. Climb-tech, FIXE, and several other companies make them in multiple stock lengths and custom lengths if so desired.

Also....... Christian, the Petzl steel biners are great.

I'... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : They Killed Kenny (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 7, 2016

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Comments: Justin- Pretty sure you only get comment notifications of routes you first posted or forum topics that you're following. I could be wrong though.

It can also be very hard to keep up with some MP users with how fast they whip out those snide comments. I'm pretty sure they keep a notebook on hand to jot them down when they come to mind, therefore making it that much easier to be the first to get the "sick burn" when they ar... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Swing Set (5.11+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: I will never understand why people want the old leavers. For what its worth, I have a grip of painted steel biners up for grabs for high traffic routes. Holler if you want some, Jaspur.


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