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sidepull


Jan 19, 2006, 1:05 PM
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Best moderate problems at Oak Flats  (North_America: United_States: Arizona: Phoenix_Area: Queen_Creek_Canyon)
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Disclaimer: I'm seeking your input to help me choose aesthetic, striking lines that I may not know about in order to help me set some goals for this year. Please do not let your responses degrade into arguments about "climbing for grades" - I'm looking for a range of difficulty that challenges me but I'm also looking to have fun in the process of being challenged.

Hi, in an attempt to set goals for this year and, in turn, create a realistic training schedule (i.e. which grips to train, shoulder strength for gastons, how to work on footwork, etc.), I need help choosing some boulder problems. Specifically, I'm interested in people's thoughts regarding the best lines at Oak Flats in the V6-8 range.

For example, a problem already on my radar is The Rail. However, in general, I'm better at thin, reachy problems rather than overhanging problems.

Thanks in advance.


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Jan 19, 2006, 9:55 PM
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Oak Flats meaning Queen Creek??? Most of the routes there are moderates IMO... At least when I lived and climbed there at least a few times weekly...up to about four years back... But I also was there many times in the past four years (around once a month on average) and not much has changed... Buy one of those little topos from REI in Tempe, head out, pick a line and just go for it...you don't need anyones beta on Sport Routes... it's pretty much all mapped out for you...


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Jan 19, 2006, 10:12 PM
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V6 to V8 is MODERATE?

Sheesh, if you wanted legit easy, like V0-V1ish, there's always the venerable

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=64602
^(same prob)^
http://hillarydavis.com/...curtbinghamland2.jpg

However,
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=64577 and
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=46434
are in the range of difficulty and of the aesthetic nature you requested. The bald dude can tell you more.

I know you know of The Rail, but it's a pretty problem, so here's some motivation:

http://hillarydavis.com/...ueencreek/steve5.jpg


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Disclaimer: I'm seeking your input to help me choose aesthetic, striking lines that I may not know about in order to help me set some goals for this year. Please do not let your responses degrade into arguments about "climbing for grades" - I'm looking for a range of difficulty that challenges me but I'm also looking to have fun in the process of being challenged.

Hi, in an attempt to set goals for this year and, in turn, create a realistic training schedule (i.e. which grips to train, shoulder strength for gastons, how to work on footwork, etc.), I need help choosing some boulder problems. Specifically, I'm interested in people's thoughts regarding the best lines at Oak Flats in the V6-8 range.

For example, a problem already on my radar is The Rail. However, in general, I'm better at thin, reachy problems rather than overhanging problems.

Thanks in advance.

They're at Binghamland. V0 through V11 or so classics.

Curt


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Jan 20, 2006, 9:01 AM
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Thanks Curt - I had a feeling you'd respond.

Also, climbsomething, thanks for the photos -definitely piques the interest.

Is the rail considered part of Binghamland?


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