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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Powders of Persuasion (5.11)
By: Mike When: Nov 29, 2016

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Comments: The third pitch is spectacular, the rest of the climb is not. Still a great adventure route to do once. On pitches 2 & 4 the protection was a little suspect and the rock was a little chossy, so the route is PG13 in my book.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Kamikaze Corner (5.10d R)
By: Mike When: Nov 16, 2016

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Comments: Pitch one is great, 3 stars at least. Pitch 2 is not great, 1 star at most. I give it 2 stars overall.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Touched By An Angel (5.10)
By: Mike When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Zach how much chain is needed?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Anti-Crag : Last Chance (5.10c PG13)
By: Mike When: Sep 10, 2016

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Comments: The second pitch is great, much better than the first!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Christopher Creek Gorge : Canyoneers Wall : Lock and Key (5.11b/c)
By: Mike When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: This route has been rated 11- to 11+. It could use some consensus, so get on it and tell us what you think!

Overall this is a very nice route, consistently steep, with fun movement & great gear. A body length or so after the last bolt you can get a #1.5 friend (or maybe a red or brown tricam) in a pocket to protect the moves into the crack.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon
By: Mike When: Dec 23, 2015

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Comments: Daniel, they have plenty of fold-out 'Marty-maps' for LDC at the AZ Hiking Shack.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : ... : Photo
By: Mike When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: Nice crux shot. That thing is burly!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Sig Sauer (5.12a)
By: Mike When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: Great route! It seemed tougher for big fingers, or maybe I'm just weak.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : Queen Victoria
By: Mike When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: Nick & Zach, I have done the Toula route. It is a little spicy and IMHO not very good. If I were ever to do it again it would probably be by top-rope. However that is unlikely because frankly that route kind of sucks.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Epitaph (5.10a)
By: Mike When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: John it's solid but may need some webbing replaced. Bring a little just in case, and please let us know how it goes.

Also I am happy to provide the quick-links & chain if you want to permanently replace it. LMK.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Barks Canyon Wall : The Long Lead (5.8)
By: Mike When: Dec 16, 2014

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Comments: There is a rappel anchor atop the (roughly) West summit that is a more pleasant rappel than the old one through the tree. One can then scramble around to the walk-off, or rappel all the way down the face from here, but I'm not sure if you need 2 ropes for this or not.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : The Windows Route (5.10)
By: Mike When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Josh Tokioka that sounds like the start to Extra-marital Sex.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Sunspot Dihedral (5.11b)
By: Mike When: Oct 8, 2014

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Comments: Great route! IMHO it's almost as good as Positive Vibrations.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Positive Vibrations (5.11a)
By: Mike When: Oct 8, 2014

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Comments: This is a spectacular route on a spectacular formation!


Location: CA : High Sierra : 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasi... (5.10)
By: Mike When: Oct 8, 2014

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Comments: This is a nice route on a great formation. I give it 2 stars for The Hulk, which means 3 stars anywhere else. The Red Dihedral pitch is awesome, but several of the other pitches are ok to good.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : ... : Photo
By: Mike When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: Amos?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow Areas : East Clear Creek : Winslow Wall : ... : The Soda Special (5.10)
By: Mike When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: That is funny David. I wonder who I got the name Soda Straw from?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Photo
By: Mike When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: It was definitely rockfall. There is rock scarring in the area, a giant swath of destruction below, and the old roof is simply gone.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Castles in the Sand (5.11+)
By: Mike When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: I was there last Friday and saw the damage. I was selfishly keeping quiet until this Wednesday so I could go back and get the coveted FANRATORFO, or the First Ascent of the New route After The Old Roof Fell Off.

The new roof looks like it will be a bit easier that the original one, though one never knows. Sure the belay bolts are toast, but you can get good gear in the crack, and the original first 2 pitches linked easily anyway.

So Sean C, did you climb it, and if so, how was it? How scar... more >>


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : La Presa Francisco Zarco
By: Mike When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: This comment was transferred from a duplicate area [-ed.]:

Presa Francisco Zarco is a beautiful reservior located just south-east of Torreon. There are supposedly several climbing areas here, but with only a short day and very litle info we only found one. The rock is limestone, ranging from chossy to perfect.

Many climbs can be accessed by car, but there appears to be more rock accessable by boat.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Stewart Pocket : Stewart Peak : The Blade of Damascus (5.11a)
By: Mike When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: Hey Joel & Eric. I generally agree, however I mentioned not using the back wall b/c many people will not be able to reach it. Manny & I are on the tall side, with big wing/leg spans. Since many wouldn't be able to stem it seemed a bit like cheating to use it, and frankly IMHO it isn't nearly as much fun that way. Of course everyone is free to climb it however they want.

Also FWIW if one can always use whatever they want then several boulder problems (and all sit-starts) are no longer vali... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Isolation Canyon
By: Mike When: Jan 24, 2012

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Comments: Mark I'm not sure about PRG, but I know they have them in stock at the Arizona Hiking Shack.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : ... : Coyote Tower (5.10c)
By: Mike When: Dec 20, 2011

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Comments: Erock you need 2 60's.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Middle Section : It's Super Body, YO! (5.10d PG13) : Photo
By: Mike When: Jun 26, 2011

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Comments: Azclimbingrocks, it was an abandoned hornet or wasp nest. We didn't knock it down on purpose. The rope hit it when the second was being lowered.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : Photo
By: Mike When: Jun 5, 2011

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Comments: To answer the above questions/comments...

Paul while I am climbing in a chimney, there are no back-to-the-wall chimney moves on it; it is all stemming. Also I realize it appears as though my back is against the other wall, but it is only b/c of the camera angle.

T-Dog & Yarp, although Mark wrote it as "FA", to be more specific it was the first free ascent. This route was developed by Jake Dayley & Kole Decou,and Mark & I did the FFA. Also I realize it appears that the bolt is r... more >>


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