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Rock Climbing Photo: On top of Hitchcock Pinnacle.


Member Since: Sep 30, 2012
Last Visit: 4 days ago
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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High...
By: Steven Groetken When: Nov 8, 2016

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Comments: This would be a great climb to introduce someone to multipitch. Easy enough climbing, no hanging belays, generously bolted, walk off and fantastic summit views. (Warning: onsight spoilers below summit pic)
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit
Summit



If you face climb the whole thing, maybe it is a 5.8, but the last cruxish move at the top contains a perfect fist jam. If you do that, it feels more in the territory of a 7. Almost all of the climbing is on low angle jugs, so a beginning follower will have a great time movi... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : Tradistan Tower : Nuggernaut (5.8)
By: Steven Groetken When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Awesome route! Make sure you wear a helmet, this line doesn't get climbed any where near as much as those in town, so there is a lot of loose rock. My partner kicked off a microwave-size piece on the second pitch, and there were a good amount of hand-size pieces laying around in bad areas. Also, I would suggest a 70m rope. There's brand new rappel anchors, (thank you to the team that put those in!), but they are right at the end of a 60m. One rap station is about 7 feet below the end. Easy downc... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tucson Mountains : The "Gimme Some" Dome
By: Steven Groetken When: Nov 16, 2012

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Comments: Been calling this area the "After School Special" because it's so easy to throw down a few routes after school or work. Been here about 5 times in the past month just because it's so convenient. Bring a pair of double length slings to save your rope. Beware of the football sized flake on "Hollow Headed Blondes." It moves a bit. I'm going to keep checking it, and if it gets too sketchy It might be gone after my next visit.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : G-1 (5.8)
By: Steven Groetken When: Nov 16, 2012

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Comments: Fun fun route. There seems to be no real spot where you can say "I'm past the hard part." Once you get past the crack, all the moves are pretty much the same difficulty. Great workout and sense of accomplishment at the end.