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By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 29, 2008
That looks fun! What is that little tower on the skyline? That looks cool too.
By Tavis Ricksecker
Feb 27, 2008
The Doodad! No known ascents, yet..
By Scott Baxter
May 24, 2008
Former Flagstaff hardman, Courtney Phillips, topped out on the doodad (aka "balanced rock") circa 10-12 years ago.
By Climbingcurmudgeon
May 25, 2008
I, the Climbing Curmudgeon, salute Mr. Baxter for his steel trap-like memory. I hear that Mr. Phillips's partner for that visionary ascent was the great Dan Millis - a climbing team known to have sent Earth Angel in a 6-hour Flagstaff-to-Flagstaff blast before Dan's high school graduation at noon that same day.

I would like to visit the use of the word "former". Was that "former" as in "formerly in Flagstaff", or "former" as in "formerly a hardman"? If the case is the latter, a violent demonstration of his current hardman-ness will be visited upon the sleepy town of Flagstaff, for he is the only person I know that is harder, better, faster, stronger, and grumpier than The Climbing Curmudgeon.

On behalf of Mr. Phillips, I also send a big SHOUT OUT to the great hardmen that came before him - Baxter, Taber, Karlstrom, Toula, Mish, Coats Brother 1, Coats Brother 2, The Honemaster, Hickman, The Banditos unlisted, et alia. These men set a standard that has yet to be revisited.
By Marc H
From: Denver
Aug 5, 2008
Cool Shot.
Thanks for the manifest, Climbing C.
By Brian Prince
From: morro bay, ca
Apr 17, 2011
MI 2 eh? that would make you Ron Kauk! nice!
By The Great Dan Millis
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 18, 2012
Mr. Phillips and I referred to said mini-tower as "Teetering Rock." For the record, I jugged it. The rock is/was the focus of a helicopter flyby in the Sedona IMAX movie, back when there was such a thing.
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MI: 2 shot--according to my non-climbing friends. =)

April 2007

Photo by J. Lee

Submitted By: Aerili on May 9, 2007
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