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jkd159


May 16, 2011, 9:55 AM
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Looking for partner to climb The Mace in Sedona, AZ 5/24 or 5/25  (North_America: United_States: Arizona)
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Next week I'm driving from Red River Gorge to Fresno, CA. Puts me in Flagstaff around 5/24 or 5/25. I figured it would be a good place to take a break, and I've always wanted to climb The Mace in Sedona. I'll have rope/rack/etc. and I'm just looking for someone who wants to climb. I can offer food and decent conversation. Not to mention a conservative and safety conscious climbing style (especially when climbing with a new partner). Let me know if you are interested. I'll have regular internet access until this Thursday, 5/19. Intermittent after that. Thanks!


sonso45


May 16, 2011, 2:12 PM
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Sure you want to do the Mace then? It will be very hot then. Getting warmer as we speak! It does face east so you can plan accordingly. I'll be climbing elsewhere in AZ if you're interested.


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I would take manny up on his kind offer to climb elsewhere. We did it in the freezing cold, it was miserable. I can't imagine doing it in 99 degree full sun.

Manny is a great guy, a super climber and really knows Arizona climbing.


jkd159


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Hey guys, thanks for the quick reply!

Yeah, I figured it might be hot, but I've climbed in the desert in the dead of summer before. I'm not saying it was fun, but I did survive.

So what approach would you recommend for avoiding the worst of the heat (besides not climbing it)? I'm thinking either:
1) Start at 5am and be down before the day gets hot.
2) Wait until the climb goes into the shade (noon? 1pm? when?) and then blast up it.

My inclination is to start really early and finish fast, but if you recommend another approach then I'd definitely like to hear about it.

Oh, and I think I'm set for a partner. Thanks!


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Start late, its east facing.


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How was the Mace?


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