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Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 5 - Bee Cave : A Climb Called Quest (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 3 days ago

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Comments: This climb absolutely maxes a 60M rope so be aware!


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Neon Highway (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: 5 days ago

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Comments: I couldn't be happier with this route. There are hidden gems waiting to found right next to old classics. Thanks to all of the friends who came out to belay, hang out, take photos, and be generally amazing climbing partners and humans.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : *Northern Arizona Boulderin... : Flagstaff Bouldering : Kelly Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jul 12, 2017

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Comments: Take a look at the other photo for this climb. It is taken from further back, and you can match the two photos up. This photo is taken maybe 2-3 moves in at the beginning of the V8 traverse, which begins all the way left in a small cave/ cleft (and so is approximately at the beginning of the V8 traverse).


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Diary of a Punter (V6)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 26, 2017

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Comments: epic soundtrack on this video.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Papillon (5.11b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 19, 2017

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Comments: Mitch - How is the trail out and back? I have heard horror stories.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 18, 2017

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Comments: Looks like more climbable and good rock right of Kemper in this photo......what's the story?


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Barroom Brawl (5.11+)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 15, 2017

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Comments: John, I don't think there have ever been slash grades that span numbers (10d/11a, 11d/12a, etc.).

Are 11d/12a, 11d+, or 12a- all the same thing? :)


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : Stewart Peak : Pancake Butt Dumpster Slut (5.8)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 9, 2017

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Comments: Amazing route name......smacks of class.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Steve's Arete (5.11a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Jun 7, 2017

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Comments: Tommy,

Upgrade courtesy of CASA as of a month ago.

It doesn't get any better than those WAVE bolts. Expect to see them popping up as we continue to upgrade all over the mountain.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Forged in Heels (5.12a)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 22, 2017

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Comments: I was just telling someone the other day that I was really hoping people would get out to this climb and try it. Despite the lichen at the top, which I probably could have done a better job cleaning off, I was really surprised by the rock quality here - really good.

Still hoping to get out to Forged in Hell and replace anchors one of these days.

Also, I fully got called out for sandbagging this one. It was not intentional I swear. I have updated the grade.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 22, 2017

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Comments: Great subtle imagery going on here. If you look HARD enough.......


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : The Dry Canyon : 5 - Bee Cave : Saxophone Potluck (5.12b/c) : Photo
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 17, 2017

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Comments: Nice, guys!! Psyched that the new lines are seeing action.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon
By: Luke Bertelsen When: May 13, 2017

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Comments: Jeff, make sure you never climb in Europe.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainb...
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 30, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for your work, Jason.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainb... : Zavara Katranemia (5.13b)
By: Luke Bertelsen When: Apr 20, 2017

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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: Apr 20, 2017

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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 : ... : 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?


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