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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Safecracker- aka "Firecrack... (5.11c) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Nov 16, 2016

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Comments: not lockers- just blue tape!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Nov 16, 2016

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Comments: 34.90435,-111.76677


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Starlord (5.11d)
By: markguycan When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Great route, I'd only bring 3 #1 and #2's next time. Seemed easier (but more sustained) than the second pitch of Castles in the Sand. Although I hear that "Castles" is easier now that part of it fell off.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Goliath (5.9+)
By: markguycan When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Had more fun than I expected on this tower. Some good exposure and better rock overall. We had a single set to #4 which was sufficient and a 70m rope which had us down climbing about 10ft to the base. I was not impressed with the second rap station though. see pic
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd rap station
2nd rap station

40 year old rusty Allen bolts with what looks like chewing gum wrapped around them to minimize flex? They didn't move and they held our weight as we gently used them. That said, I would not ret... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Counterfeit (5.8)
By: markguycan When: Apr 19, 2016

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Comments: Originally rated 5.7 in Toula's Better Way to Die.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Mar 14, 2016

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Comments: Pitch 4 direct finish deserves more bolts. There are many friable edges and as is: a fall would result in severe injury at the least. Better yet bolt the face left of the wiggle chimney for a more aesthetic finish. Then maybe I'd give it 4stars.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Moonshiner (5.10d)
By: markguycan When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: To lead the "Dark Side" P1 of Moonshiner would be a very heady and difficult endeavor. It is often sandy and the holds are thin and sloper while the bolts are sparse. That said, there are some incredible moves. I can not remember being so pumped on a slabby face climb! I managed to onsight it on TR but felt I was about to fail several times. Traversing in to TR this pitch would be worthwhile even if you don't climb the rest of the route. Alternatively, a good plan is to climb Pocket Full of Hor... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Pocket full of Horses (5.10)
By: markguycan When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: not that it's hard to find but here are the GPS coordinates:
34.9338,-111.75883


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: "anti-splitter" love it!!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : West Point
By: markguycan When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: just past the wash which heads more or less straight to the dome is a low ridge with minimal bushwack. If you miss this on the way in you'll see it from the top of the dome for your easy exit. here are the coordinates for the dome: West Point Dome


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : West Point : Butter Bars (5.10b/c) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: moving just past the fun/commiting crux move.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : West Point : Butter Bars (5.10b/c)
By: markguycan When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: The bolt on the face is not confidence inspiring. Hopefully it will be replaced and a permanent anchor established as a decent option for all routes on West Point Dome. The down climb isn't bad but still easy 5th class. Head down and right toward the west.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : West Point : Major Tom (5.11d C1)
By: markguycan When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: I believe the upper fingers section will go free at hard 5.11 to easy 5.12. It protects well, jams are good but the feet are small smeary and overhung. Go get it!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : West Point : Lt. Dan (5.11 C1)
By: markguycan When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: I believe the traverse will go free at mid to hard 5.11


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Mount Hayden : Pegasus (5.10+) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Dec 27, 2015

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Comments: when Mike and I climbed it, I lead the first pitch following thin cracks up to the left leaning diagonal on the ledge. This variation is probably 5.9 or easy 5.10 and is about 10ft left of the red line drawn.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams Area : Bill Williams Mountain : Fish Bowl : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: the Nautilus 5.12- mixed


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Atlas Shrugged (5.11)
By: markguycan When: Mar 24, 2015

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Comments: yep!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Bellyful of Moonshine (5.10) : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: looks like the adventure could continue…. what's your thought on that Dean?


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Mt. Whitney : Cardiovascular Seizure (5.10+)
By: markguycan When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: We had hoped we were embarking on a FA but discovered a few rusty pitons along the way.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Grenadiers : Vestal Peak : Wham Ridge (5.4 R)
By: markguycan When: Oct 3, 2014

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Comments: Uhhhh - awesome climb!!
Actually about 16 mi round trip and 5000ft gain.
3mi hike on good trail from D&SNGRR drop off at Elk Park ($95), then 2.5mi up steep climber's trail to Vestal Basin (waterfall camp). Continue up climber's trail to terminal moraine field between Arrow and Vestal Peaks. Access the grassy diagonal ramp on Wham from the left. Begin easy 5th class climb on the far right. Many ways to go, we ended up doing a short 5.8 crux which could have been avoided. Descend south from the ... more >>


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River
By: markguycan When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: I agree with Jackel, please be a proactive climber rather than a reactive environmentalist.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Middle Section : Test of Faith (5.11b/c)
By: markguycan When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: 2010- felt pretty hard for 10a…. Oh, remembered that wrong!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: Cowboy Up is the flared corner above the climber's helmet, then heads left to follow arete.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Wild Wild West (5.11-)
By: markguycan When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: "Cowboy Up" is what we called a project I started a few years ago. It skips P3 & P4 and goes up the steep corner then up a bolted arete. We never got it free. I'd like to offer this up to any hardmen/hardwomen who would like to give it a go. Might need another bolt or so...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : Sterling Sliver (5.12) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Ha! That's "Chaco Maneuver" -named after Dean dislocated his shoulder while attempting it on TR. He couldn't get his shoulder to go back in until he bent down to pick up his chacos.


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