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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.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : With a Bullet (5.9)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jan 6, 2017

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Comments: First bolt is now in working order. Thank you to Justin for re-installing the anchor.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : Crags Against Humanity
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Dec 14, 2016

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Comments: Without getting way into it..... the anchors at Crags are bomber. I have been removing and replacing gigantic 3/8" gauge rusty chain from all over the mountain for CASA and replacing it with very strong high quality stainless chain and anchor setups. I have used similar or the exact same materials for everything I have developed on Mt. Lemmon or elsewhere.

John, rest assured that putting up quality hardware in a high traffic area, or anywhere for that matter, is not something I... more >>


Location: New Mexico : 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: New Mexico : 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: New Mexico : 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: New Mexico : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Utah : 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: Arizona : 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: Wyoming : 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: Colorado : 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: Wyoming : 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: Wyoming : 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: Wyoming : 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: Wyoming : 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: Vermont : 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: Wyoming : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 28, 2016

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Comments: Any updates on the fire?


Location: Wyoming : 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: Arizona : 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.


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