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Areas = 15
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Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Gibraltar Rock Area : ... : Photo
By: markguycan When: Apr 12, 2017

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Comments: looks awesome!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : Book Of Friends (5.10c)
By: markguycan When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: Anybody know what the sweet hand and finger crack is on the rappel? 2pitches with bolted anchors, wish we had time..!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Macita (5.10 C1)
By: markguycan When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: thx Eva for the rap anchor,
tat in good condition on this date. Bitch of an approach but a great adventure on mostly good rock.
1st pitch starts on the west side of the sub-tower 5.10 fingers to fists.
Spicy start to the 2nd pitch- one bolt is nice but too low to keep you off the deck- a second one would really give you some confidence as the shitty RPs are good enough for body weight but I doubt they'd take a fall, then burly hands to ow splitter!
3rd pitch gaping O... more >>


Location: Alaska : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : Juneau : Mendenhall Towers : Iron Curtian (5.12a) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Dec 24, 2016

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Comments: nice! alpine rock in AK in a T-shirt, love it!


Location: Alaska : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : Juneau : Mendenhall Towers : Iron Curtian (5.12a) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Dec 24, 2016

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Comments: looks interesting Jay, do you have beta on Resisting A Rest as well?


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Zoroaster Temple : Screaming Sky Crack (5.11- R)
By: markguycan When: Dec 16, 2016

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Comments: Zoro is one major endeavor.
Approach took us much longer than estimanted even though it seemed to come together pretty straight forwardly. 6hrs from Phantom Ranch. We started at 0500 and enjoyed full moon illumination to Sumner Wash. We were able to find relatively easy solo climbs up all the ledges and avoided belaying or jugging any fixed lines.
Being short on time we decided to lead then simul-belay both followers as we were a party of three. This enabled us to climb 4 pitches in 3.5h... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Zoroaster Temple : Screaming Sky Crack (5.11- R) : Photo
By: markguycan When: Dec 16, 2016

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Comments: never saw this bolt...


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

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Comments: 34.90435,-111.76677


Location: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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: Arizona : 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! The name references Scott standing on my shoulders to drill the first bolt!!


Location: Arizona : 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?


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