Memorial wall Rock Climbing
Southern Wall - CCG
This wall began its transformation on Memorial Day 2015. Having served in the Marine Corps and in the Army as a medic/nurse. My day was spent thinking of not dying on a solo FA of what is now Revolutionary a 5.6, and how stupid it was to have taken that route (wearing my 30 lb pack and my. Danner. combat boots) vs a longer safer hike to the top.
While on top looking down the canyon, I thought back to my deployments, and the men and women that died. Whether you were for or against the war in Iraq, it kept the fight in the land of our attackers and not in our cities and towns.
I thought back to those who fought with my father and died to slow the spread of communism in Vietnam and Korea, that kept Japan, Germany, and Italy from taking the world and exterminating the Jews in Europe.
I am humbled and proud to have walked in their shoes. The blood spilt by those who gave their all to establish our nation, where all are free to achieve their dreams, is sacred and deserves to be remembered everyday, every minute. My hope is that all who climb here remember those that gave up their hopes and dreams so that we could live ours. Each route name that I give here has meaning and I encourage you to looking into it.
Looking down the canyon after soloing Revolutionary. I was done. I almost threw up due to exertion and nerves.
North side of Christopher Creek
Weather station 4.2 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Extraordinary Heroes aka Andrew Ashcraft 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Memorial wall
EXTRAORDINARY HEROES was established on 9-11-15 in honor of the first responders that ran towards danger.Ryan Chamberlain ask that the aka go to Andrew Ashcraft did not put down his saw when the Yarnell Fire swept his position.When Ryan asked, I took off my white Be Better bracelet and tossed it to him. ABSOLUTLY! We both got a little choked up. Ryan said he was the first kid to be nice to him when he moved into his elementry school. After talking with one of my good friends about lifes struggl...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Right side of memorial wall
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jun 16, 2016
Very cool to see this developed! I recall the brush clearing and so on last year and so it's great to see routes up. Nice work all and it's been fun so far. Will get back up there soon I imagine.