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Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainb... : Zavara Katranemia (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 6 days ago

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Comments: This route is pretty good, but it is surely soft like Kalymnian cheese.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainb...
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Agreed Phil. There are actually a few other areas like this for Kalymnos. I tried using the 'Improve this page' function, which as I understand it sends your suggestion to the OP and an Admin for the area for review before maybe it gets updated. In your 'Contributions' tab you can see if those have been viewed. None of mine have, so............ maybe we need a more active Admin for this area or maybe Mountain Pro... more >>


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Ourania : Ourania (5.13a/b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 18, 2017

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Comments: If you make your way to the chains you will notice a circuitous skip of the crux out to the right, and thus the 5.13a/b rating is suggested. You're just cheating yourself if you opt for the right trending alternate finish, but the chalk tells the tale that many go this way.

In all truth either way makes for a good climb.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Sikati Cave : Où est l' Équipe (5.12b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 18, 2017

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Comments: This route has a nice punch just before the chains.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Glowing In The Distance (5.9)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: Totally safe, placed by CASA in 2106....... Actually probably close to the safest bolts you can currently place with a pullout strength of over 9000 lbs. So despite the appearance they are incredibly safe and beyond adequate. Get used to the thin appearance because this is the 'wave' of the future.

Also, (personal comment here) do a little research prior to posting 'I'm not convinced they're s... more >>


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Spartacus : Daniboy (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: Low in the grade, but hey it's vacation, right? Above the lip there are a multitude of ways to successfully make your way to the chains. Watch several people climb it and see several different ways it can be one.

Also, longer than 60ft. for sure.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : The Tombstone : Tombstone Crack (5.10+ PG13)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 3, 2017

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Comments: Seemed like good gear the whole way on this thing. I got to catch a pretty big whip on this one yesterday. Beautiful line!


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Alternative Fact Checking (5.13a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 3, 2017

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Comments: Thanks, Eric. I reached out to Mike this weekend. We have a few lines left at the Expansion Pack. Unfortunately that darned lower elevation rock doesn't always cooperate. I would have sworn we'd get more lines at this cliff, but some of it is scary rotten and not safe, IMO so we are passing over some lines that would have been really nice if the rock had been better.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : *Prescott Area Bouldering* : Senators Highway Areas, Gro... : ... : Moonstone (V6)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 24, 2017

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Comments: "lay down start" = instant classic status!


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Crags Against Humanity
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: OK, folks..... this is a POPULAR crag. I have heard mention of 'loose bolts' both in person and recently right here on this site. I have been back out to climbs and checked them out, and 99.99999999% of the time it is a loose hanger and not a loose bolt.

Grab yourself a 9/16" wrench, throw it in your pack, and VOILA....... you are now a steward of the crags, ready for action and capable of tightening loose bolt HANGERS from now until the... more >>


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Obsessive Cleaning Disorder (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: Spinning bolt or loose hanger? Climbed this not long ago and all bolts were in fine shape.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 25, 2017

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Comments: Great overview map, Daryl. Is 'The Attic' relatively new?


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sweet Rock : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments: So that's what a first bolt looks like.

I'm not trying to be a jerk, but.........These are helpful in what way?

You've posted a half dozen of these for different climbs.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 6 - Swallow Wall : The Violator (5.10d)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: Just running through some old routes out here as I have been visiting frequently. Does anyone else recall that this climb is bolted terribly - placements, stances, etc.?


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle...
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 13, 2017

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Comments: Also....

Eric, funny about the drill bits in Gneiss. This exact thing happened to me just last week. I was shocked at how hard that rock is.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle...
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 13, 2017

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Comments: Hello to all interested parties-

Jon was kind enough to drop off the bolt so I could have a look. It's sitting on my desk as I type. It is a 2-1/4"(L) x 3/8"(W) Powers wedge anchor. The material is carbon plated steel.

I'm with Eric in terms of the length of bolt I commonly use. Anything I have developed on Lemmon has been with either:

HILTI KB3 STAINLESS STEEL STUD - 3" x 3/8"
or
POWER-STU... more >>


Location: Tennessee : Lower Leda : No Talent Ass Clown (5.9+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 8, 2017

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Comments: The name gets this climb two stars by itself.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 3 - Spine Cave : Hammer Mill (5.12b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Feb 6, 2017

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Comments: So close to 3 stars, but there is good bit of choss on this one as well as a gigantic hollow flake high on the route. The crux comes right before you mantle it out, which is cool.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Oasis : Hard to Handle (5.11b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 29, 2017

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Comments: Possibly a break down low - near second bolt. Felt miles harder than Oasis on the right.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Tufa City : Black Sunshine (5.12b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 29, 2017

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Comments: This route is pure fun. I felt like there were at least 3 slightly odd bolt placements where it felt like a move just to hang the draw. I didn't mind the cave at 2/3 height as the moves are pretty engaging right away after leaving it. So good we did it twice, and this route apparently stays dry when everything else is dripping wet.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Slate Nation : Finger Monkey (5.11b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 29, 2017

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Comments: As with many of the climbs in this section of Slate Nation, the crux comes low in the route. Cryptic climbing on sloped pinches and stemming follows the crux all the way to the top where you'll also get to grab some pretty sweet large pockets.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Tufa City
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 29, 2017

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Comments: The cliff is very WET as of Jan.28-29, 2017. Most if not all of the lines were inaccessible.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : Slate Nation : Tidy Cat (5.9)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 28, 2017

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Comments: Heads Up, Y'all!!!! I pulled flake clocking in at well over 100 lbs. off of the top of this route today right where it joins 'K-9...' just before the shared anchor. I cannot imagine why someone didn't move this this sooner unless these two route actually see that little traffic.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 21, 2017

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Comments: Anyone have reliable road updates after these past few rains, assuming the Homestead has been getting the rains we've been getting south of there?

Any info is appreciated.

UPDATE: Road seems in pretty good condition with a high clearance vehicle and rear locker at minimum. I was shocked at how many people just bomb up and down the road, essentially making it a forgone conclusion that the road upgrades won't last long. On my way out yesterday at the sec... more >>


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Unlimited Choss......and Br... (5.10+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 6, 2017

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Comments: I updated the rating on this route. I climbed it yesterday for the first time in months. Due to the crumbly rock and traffic the lower half is solid at 10+ now. It's also a little bit of a hold hunt as everything blends in.


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