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Where does the north face route go?
The water was clean and refreshing; the moss at bottom gives the photo a green hue.
That intrusion is one of the famous pegmatite bands that add to the Black's reputation for loose scary rock.
Looks like a wonderful place.
looks like highest piece is a nut suspended in air
Firstborn 5.8 is crack/chim just right of Grumpy.
Which Posada is this shot taken from? M
Looks like Queen Creek in Arizona, volcanic and some loose rock. Are there many bolted routes? M
Maybe it was added by City of Scottsdale; it is now a city park
shows why trad routes do not need to be bolted; beautiful shot. M
Thanks, years of effort finally pay off. m
Need to get a pair! M
I like the forehead smear!!! M
It's an alien antenna keeping an eye on climbers.
Sorry, I gave it a 10 for location and rock.
The crack to the right side is The Groover. Great fun, fairly clean rock and long.
when I got to the top I couldn't stop my legs from shaking on the finishing flakes, I almost fell.
cryder's right, she's on tr.
It's a #2 camalot placement, unfortunately, Seneca was created as a for profit climbing area and for liability issues bolts were required on all climbs. Now that the area is no longer a paid venue, new routes have gone in that use appropriate protection. M
It's the first pitch of La Vida Loca 5.11c/d. m
Looking good, Josh. Hope you sent it! M
The wide crack on my right is Remission 5.9, a very clean and committing crux of attention-grabbing squeeze.
Awesome line, glad to see it done. M
It is uphill from the first 2 boulders, 1/2 way to top. It is kind of wavy.
It has to be difficult and tall. I am going back next time I visit.
Was it clean?
I loved that pitch, a corkscrewing dihedral! Fun. M
Where does Hanging Judge finish? Does it top out? M
How tall is the wall?
What is the approach like?
Should'a used pitons instead of bolts!!!
I always stared at it, glad YOU climbed it! What do you call it?
How tall is that cliff?
I am on it!
warhippies begins near the big tree, goes straigh up thru the big roof, just right of me.
It goes up just above his head to broken ledges on fingers the whole way.
donde esta cuesta blanca?
Looks good, what rating?
Trad all over the state and that rock is basalt.
I heard nothing, still too far away. We got there late in afternoon.
The dreaded Split Pillar move!
I didn't find any loose holds on this route, incredible rock! This is actually on the west end of finktion wall. Fire on the Mtn is at the right end of this photo.
the moves are varied, lot of side pulls, the crux is a thin move for your feet 3/4 way in the roof.
I wanna see someone stop and tie off the piton instead of clipping it, that would be something!
Brad says it's really 11b.
awesome rock and amigo!
gorgeous shot, too bad about the haze of prescott.
Olympiad has it all: face, thin crack, flaring bombay chimney with some love and fear thrown in.
Unless you have been there, spewing opinions about doctoring is bs.
Cuando lo escalaron? Me gusta el "swami"!
Looks like the rock in black canyon of gunnison, nice shot.
The route is Firepants Crack, 5.8, III (600')
did you top out?
is this upstream from the bridge? Looks familiar.
This is the crux on p1, just no feet to speak of makes it harder than 10+ at this point.
When you top out, walk north to the top of walking dead arete, it's 3 raps with a single 60m rope
looks good, how hard was it?
excellent exposure, that a whillans seat? Love the chocks.
Incredibly good sections of rock near some soft junk. Be careful.
I broke a foothold, breadloaf-sized, off near the second to last bolt today. Scary.
burly move getting past the first bolt.
I have to get to this place, it looks awesome.
You need some nuts, they're perfect in that crack.
Yes! But bolts are not near the gear. More of a mixed line.
It was his b-day and he really liked the place and wants to add a route!
what type of rock is this? Volcanic or Limestone?
Is that volcanic rock?
It would be hot in august unless we did it in the late afternoon.
ditto, but the rope runs in the crack that does.
Looks awesome Josh.
Pretty easy and quick. I think drilled angles would be better. These were 1/2 x 5.
Is he clipping ring pitons? Love the boots!
He should be grabbing a comb instead
I just can't see how the rope could come unclipped from that potential fall. He would swing below the biners and voila! Nada.
I just bought some evolvs; love em.
Whoa, nice ride.
Great climb, good shot.
Looks easy but it sure didn't feel that way. M
She wrote the red book on Red Rocks and still going strong doing new routes.
He's rapping peacemaker, might be it. It does have some runouts.
That agave looks like it's waiting for trouble!
love the harness
If the sky wasn't washed out it would be an awesome photo.
excellent shot but I would love a wider angle to include more of the route/landscape.
Go James Go!
dang photoshop, tried to fix the sky and it just got to this. This is Jeremy's Rainbow Wall!
I heard em yell on belay. We heard em off and on all day.
he's round the corner, belaying wally.
We did it in 11.5 hrs. What a partner!
It is so sunny there, the sky washed out the top.
That is one sweet foot!
Loved the moves exiting the roof!
Stay away from the Light! Come back Mark!
I felt that making the third clip was the crux.
Is this the crack left of indecent exposure?
Everyone is different, I have my hands completely different there.
the yosemite of argentina!
Obvious crack to my left is Semper Fi 11a.
The obvious crack to my left is Semper Fi's top half.
My windbreaker unrolled; I never noticed it.
Try using a Lowe tri-cam, it may fit in a flaring crack/pocket.
She climbed this pitch then went down cause her foot hurt. Her partner, Becca, finished the wall with us and took this photo.
nothing but air!
We did it in 3 pitches. All were stupendous.
Yea, a tripod would help, maybe an anchor too.
I don't see any clips below him, would be a ballsy lead at this point.
The roof is Submission's first crux, nice job KB.
Did you climb this in the sun this summer?
La Vida Loca begins!
Love the texture in the rock, looks like a cool finish.
gotta love the perspective.
Did KB get it?
the rock is awesome, the route is very cool!
This is almost as good as estrella de petalos!
draws are hanging straight down, like his laces.
I'm pretty sure that route is Winsloner.
very exposed place, loved it.
beautiful view, thanks for sharing.
looking good Mark
I loved that route, had me going at the crux.
awesome weather, going back soon as sedona hits the 70s.
She did the FA, and it was her first lead!
Is this to the right of Contorcionista?
Como fue lo demas?
F#@k It Use The Tree!
Outstanding route Mark. I loved it. Did you change the raps?
looks steep, good shot.
That's my boy.
Y tambien escala como yo.
Only if I tried to fall. I have done this many times and different ways.
looks like table topper, good job.
is that joy or worry in his eyes?
nice shot Mark.
We just climbed the crack system visible on the left side of Dali Dome.
We did a crack 1 1/2 pitches up the formation to the right of Trac II; I had to bail just past an overhung OW. I need a bolt above.
I don't know, it doesn't appear that way in my photo.
I didn't lead the first pitch, I shall return.
The stiffness of the jeans helps you lock-off in unstable body positions.
Did you notice the new climb around the right side?
The color is awesome.
You do look kinda worked. Good work amigo.
How tall is it?
Intense, great shot Josh.
I've seen old ring pitons like that in the Superstitions and Camelback, AZ.
Jon has just passed the crux.
nice shot mark.
Nice, looks like it would be safe.
parece como el chonta! Bueno foto.
It's mostly bolted with a couple pieces optional.
Love the colors, nice crack.
gotta love the big green cam!
I'm wearing my kaukulators and gaiters.
looks like wings of some kind a huge beast.
This is also the west approach for Funnel of Love, just work your way from right to left on the slab and drop down to the east.
Other than climbing the left shoulder, this is the only line. We spied another potential line on the right shoulder. The crack below and left of Jon had an old bolt at the top and bottom.
another great shot.
The rock is a basalt conglomerate, mostly very secure and hard, like Camelback in Phx but cement-like instead of mud-like.
It's a pocket. The foot is in a bottoming crack, the climb continues to the right of it, you could throw in a #5 after the foot move if you wanted to walk off instead of climbing up and right on the face.
The second pitch was the crux and it was good, well-protected. This is the last pitch and you have to earn the finishing jugs with steep slab. Loved it.
Mark, the red really sets your eyes off!
I weenied out, there are no stances at the crux, that's why it was abandoned in the 70s. Rapped down, held on and flailed enough to get em in.
Awesome shot, is that hieroglyphic canyon?
he's TRing while I take the shot.
you need to come show me how you would do it and skip that bolt.
me gusta. Nice logo.
me gusta mas el otro.
Is this the one 200' right of B&T?
how many stars do you give it?
nice shot mark
Nice composition Mark, very intriguing. Where is this?
love the movement, Jaime. You can find it just a couple hours north of Mexico City.
Nice angle, how far did you get?
Nice angle, how far did you get?
Very orange. Love it.
lovely sky, great shots.
how many bolts? Where is it in relation to diablo D?
It is hard to see stuff. I saw a couple anchors on that tower but no other bolts. Where are the routes?
nos encontramos en el chonta?
et tu, mark?
The contrast makes it look like Maple Canyon.
This is located in Mexico City.
All 3 are outstanding but this one is most appealing.
massive overhang, good try amigo!
Great rock, thanks for the company.
I don't think this is benadri. Quien sabe?
That is a way steep route!
He has about 250' of air and rock below him.
Awesome shot, I found your bolts.
That's definitely not africa. Were there bees in a crack to your left?
did you swim across?
I worked with Brad on it.
Great shot Josh
ME! Me! me!
Hiro and Ko are on a 6 month road trip in US, nice guys from Japan.
Great shot, I wish you could see the water better.
Now that's a rack!
Nice lead on the crack
Nice hat, Laurel
Como tres horas de mi casa. La amiga se llama Seana, es tan blanca que necesita lo poco que habia ese dia lindo.
I watched him on this burn, awesome effort. The belayer is under a huge boulder blocking our view.
I think it was more like 10b.
Nice arms! Good meeting you.
Nice contrast! aHorale Zane!
Looks like he might have swung into the wall to his right.
How tall is it? Altura del pico?
it's very clean, you'd like the area.
wrong title, almost to the roof.
Es la misma que encontre en El Chonta?
I like this shot, having just done the route, because it perfectly frames the first pitch. Lots of folks stopped at the first anchors up and a tad left of leader. The recommended belay is above the pod at the top of the photo. M
Making the move into the wide part was the crux for me on p3. Very strenuous. M
that rock looks scary in any shoes!
awesome rock, the calcite made it feel much more secure.
The route starts on the large bushy ridge at 1/3 way up wall. Palms and some loose rock make the start a tad exciting. We couldn't haul so we bailed. M
the route is located in the Sierra Madre Occidental, west of Chihuahua City @ 3 hrs.
good looking route, scott
Cuantos largos son las rutas?
Central Corner was the best 9 I ever did.
this really shows the disturbing angle of the top block.
I have to get on it now!
es el Divisadero Hotel en Barranca del Cobre!
what's a macro mode?
we did, she lead it!
Need a drill?
you can see how prominent the roof on the right is, Kole's photo is right at the end of it.
Crop the rope out Laurel. You look mahvelous!
Makes me wanna get there soon. Nice shot, really shows the typical holds.
I think it's near the start of the climb, above the spot yu see Jake.
love the hair
I believe it!
did he just fall?
excellent color, shades work on the climber v rock contrast.
Thinking of you Shelley!
Now that is winter climbing at it's best!
The most fun route there for me.
Lot of potential there?
I thought the crux was harder than 10a, cause like you, I'm tall and had to scrunch way too much.
Ron M and John belaying.
At least the pro won't bang him up too much if he munches it!
I'd go min. 6" apart in good rock, this stuff is bomber granite. They look fine.
Sport, I just bouldered the bottom.
Gotta love them chickenheads!
What a desperate look on her face, awesome.
I used to do that, but I added weights instead. That's probably the youngest documented climber!
nice shot senor lunch!
Now there's a happy man!
Dang! Is that a sticht plate?
Glad to hear it, very admirable!
muy buen amigo!
now that looks thin
It's in Bluff, Ut. Jaybro knows it well.
lovely composition, I like the contrast between the shining rock, water and shadows, including her.
awesome perspective, great photo!
you can see the second variation to SP behind Bret, it goes up the face to knob then a roof and crack. 10b or 10d, I can't recall!
ya dropped your helmet!
ya make it look good, Josh.
I would love it rotated also, but it is his perspective, I believe.
what area is this?
Not so, it's for everyone with a gf!
6 pitches, it was taken when I had some hair, so that would be around 1990.
did someone steal the hanger?
hey, no holes in the pavilion's roof!
yer scarifiying me!
great colors, nice non-butt shot.
looks like limestone. hay rutas?
is that a dragon?
looks like thin feet.
love the emotion.
You'd love it, not as many tufas as El Chonta, but nice.
nice shot Monica!
now that's a splitter!
sorry I missed this one.
now, that's a splitter!
way too complicated.
es buen chido!
crux move even cruxier!
THey were up high just before committing to the final stem moves, made it much harder.
Did he fall off?
I love the shadow. And it looks very cold.
looks very cold.
great exposure, nice shot.
how was the rock?
Nice, looks steep.
Keep it up Mark, looks awesome!
Great perspective, the saguaro blossoms date the climb.
I like the chalkbag moving. It felt pretty gymnastic at first then steeper tufas made it really different.
r u soloing?
sure does look like tonsai
looks fun, where is it?
Dave is gracious and humble, come on down anytime! The route sure felt hard to me. Nice job Louie!
It's on the buttress just before La Vida Loca.
what route is this?
must love slopers!
sweet, all trad?
THe tree is not even close, just looks thata way.
did you make it?
I loved that route and this photo captures it well.
I think it hit us instead!
Hairless and burly! Glad to see the old guys represent!
nice, captures the canyon's immensity.
Looks like Sedona.
Gracias amigo. The rock is not slippery, but it can be smooth.
I hope it isn't a slab!
Quite breathtaking: layered sky, snowy mountain and a crag sporting a classic face.
Te gusta mas el chonta o realejo?
I didn't bring enough draws, my bad.
Yea Mark, it's hard and the crack pinches down to a blank corner with a shallow pocket for the move between bolts 1 and 2; rock is actually good. Nice to hear debate on my scavenged biners/fake draws.
It is nice, clean rock.
One fine route, I remember whining about a lack of gear. It's wider than you think.
how tall is it?
I think I have about 40. Hay muchos mas.
Let me know when you are headed to do the center line. Let me know how much fun you have in Ed's crack, before we go out there.
love the colors. looks like autumn there already.
doesn't look too rested.
that'll last another ten years
We sat on top of the falls. Spectacular. We are looking at a few routes on the wall. A couple are aid and I think one or two free.
Now I can see where it goes, looks spectacular!
I think it's yours Josh, we looked at it and paddled by.
long ways to the water, way to go Josh.
the colors make it look unreal, tho I know em well.
who's route is this?
I can't figure out the topout!
I pull out on em at Lemon Res; they haven't failed yet...
Es un canon bonito con rito y arboles verdes, algo que no se ve mucho en Arizona.
looks like she's just getting into the crux.
I think this was the best pitch on the route.
you can barely see the crux, the squeeze below her.
what type of rock is that?
It's about 1,000' with a few routes near the falls and on the arete to the left.
the first half is face then opens into a crack, but it's a good idea, have to look for a crack to bolt now that ya mention it.
It's harder than most sedona but it does have a bit of choss cause it is Sedona!
Has she reached the last bolt under the roof?
great moment, just ticking the hold. Woulda liked to see more of the bottom.
what kind of rock?
like a spider.
Put the bolt in, you already touched the route. I can see it's a toprope. Make it a safe route an we'll all be happy.
I think the light/shadow tone is complemented by the dark shirt; the tree is distracting, maybe cropping the top out would make it look different.
We simul-rapped w/an autoblock (klemheist), saved time. Plus, nobody got rocks lobbed at em since we stayed near each other. Only time we couldn't simul was on the two traversing raps. That's how we do it in Arizona!
That's how you look to me, local hottie!!!
The route was the first sport route in: Finktion Arete.
That is time wave zero, 12a, IV at Potrero Chico. The fin at the bottom is the Aguja/Spire just above the road. It was an 11a/A0 for me. Gracias Ed por esta ruta tan bonita y segura.
buen foto, te pareces determinado!
lovers leap, ca.
Hombre, buen chido este dia!
I think this was Bruno's hermano and his amiga.
where's the tools?
great contrast and framing.
now do you turnaround and climb the wall behind you?
nice and cold!
way to go Jaime.
great shot Josh.
vamos y le ponemos rutas!
great texture for granite!
the routes on the wall behind me are up to 7 pitches long!
It is hard to believe that so many good routes are to be found on this small chunk that fell off La Pena!
what kinda rubber you have on those shoes?
I thought it might also be The Harder They Come, I recall doing the route a few years back but forgot the name/rating. Help.
Great composition, I like the reflective dome!
Take care of the fingers!
Nick looks like he's hanging in there.
The third photo with the left hand sidepull is different now, the flake broke and it is now harder!
You mean the crux? Just going past the roof was very difficult, I hung a few times. Then the jams were ok, the feet sucked.
yea, the cow's skull is still there. That is the end of the last pitch and I wanted to be done.
Great shot, looks like the spotter's pushing him.
I meant the route. The shadows look cool together, kinda bit of contrast with the white helmet/shirt and brown rock. I like the photo lots, good job.
Now tha's OW protection in the real world!
One of AZ's best sandstone cracks, IMHO
No habia mucha suelta pero limpiamos bastante en rapel. Tenemos seguir hasta la cumbre!
Looks like it could be Lover's Leap.
handsome and colorful too!
David said that they broke the tree's tip, you can touch it if you try, but it wouldn't be near enough to pose a hazard if you fell. Still, it's cool.
#6 friend strikes again!
When you going back to the dihedral?
at least you have a pond to land in!
Now that's a happy face.
Love the water.
Now that is steep. nice.
was it cold?
Hey oldlump why you dissing phoenicians? There isn't one in the photo, one didn't take the photo and the section was added by a flagstaff local. Anonymous cowards are just that.
Why yes it is!
I like the huge cam and high top shoes.
Whew! Looks great.
I cropped the draw on a copy and it did improve it. thanks.
All wrong, he's an expert diver from the quarries of Indiana!!!
The white line is probably a lot of chalk and skin rubbed into the rock.
Yeah, he just needs a rack now. Then some practice. He put a 00 C3 there, I used a purple camalot.
True Tradrenn, the rock is generally light. But, occasionally it has this dark patina making it look black, like it is on the top of the photo. That's the grand wall up there. It has a traversing pitch "the flats" that wanders up the same black patina. I'll add another photo showing the steeper vantage point. I was off to the side and just below the anchor when I took this shot.
There is a refugio that should be open now located just as you enter town. Or, you can camp at the base for free. No restaurants, just a small store and a bar open occasionally.
Will do, tradrenn. They were psyched to get it clean. Myriam is still there, bouldering.
Look at the other photos and you'll see the same white line surrounded by a dark patina. It may be a combination of people stroking the patina while chalked up that gives it such a contrast. This was definitely one of the most crowded routes we did there.
hope you weren't climbing in the rain at camelback. It really fucks up the rock.
Goes up to the tree, just follow the white brick road!
You're getting old, memories fade...
It is a very beautiful place. The rock is a hard andesite with many pockets.
another translation: This is overhung, although it doesn't look like it, and for greater difficulty carry a 10 kilo pack.
must have a hard noggin not to wear a helmet there.
darn good photo for a butt shot.
Now that's a happy face!
How tall is the wall?
Looks like it could tip over, wow, great skills.
My prayers go out to him.
Myriam is indeed French. The color discussion continues. We need a scientific examination of the crack's coloration!
gonna get on it soon, nice shot Louie.
Is that the ocean behind her?
Fitz: it's granite.
Excellent shot of the start.
love that climb. this roof is easier than it looks.
como le gusto la ruta?
WTF is that?
Looks like an excellent line; I've done the first pitch but not the 2nd. Great job.
Excellent form, what kinda rock?
Someday that pizza box on top will slide off.
Nice summit, loved that climb.
I would like to personally attest to j_ung as one of the best ambassadors of the NRG! Thanks for everything, especially for the fall colors tour.
Great shot, besides, you only need a helmet if you're going bald.
Congrats on both, they both cruised it. Very satisfactory conclusion on both counts for Jon and Lisa.
The lichen tends to be very colorful from black to bright green. I balanced the contrast and light, a bit of color enhancement but not much.
That would be one heck of a push up.
It does look chossy. The lichen tends to grow on walls that get the least sun. If you stay on the crack, you'll stay away from the color. I can attest to the veritable lack of choss here, cleaning is unnecessary in most cases.
Definitely would be better with the climber more visible, at least I would like to see that emphasized.
The rock reminds me of the granite we have here, it's usually dark, black varnished slabby stuff. Wish it was a bigger size.
bigger photo would be better.
I definitely got lucky with this fall color and the lichen. The floor of the canyon is usually just grey because of the dead trees. Thanks for the input.
Needs to be a bigger photo.
I agree, the belayer should be closer to the wall, you can see his position is pulling the gear outward a bit much for my taste. Still, the climber's expression says it all.
Not me, the last bolt is much easier, not even close. At least that's the beta I pass around. I've seen people fall more often here yet cruise the upper bolt after the roof.
you finally found a reliable partner!
Cuantas placas tiene con extension?
nice job Tim.
looks like good rock.
He has his paw thru the hanger!
It's a bit dark but I like the reflection.
how's the rock?
Two thumbs up!
good shot, nice angle.
I am working on a few key lines. Then.
Main Wall is @ 350' and Souvlaki is @ 250'
I wanna visit Realejo! Vamos James!
Driven by that so many times on the way to rocky point. Never did stop; gotta now.
Nice one. There are a few, keep on posting pics.
How tall is this crag?
Lookin good Aaron!
good photo, just a tad too blurred on the right for me.
Charlie jamming? Nice.
Wind musta been blowing something fierce!
A beautiful sight.
It looks like Africa, not top of the world. BTW, the ladder is not mine!
Great job for a second lead!
You're right. It is done. Just finishing the layout. Should be out by xmas 09!
I hope you're tied in, you might fall off this horribly exposed tower!
Any more complaints about my bolting and I'll pass this on to 'em.
Fair bit o slack daddy! I thought it was just me that got the slack penalty.
looks green, where is this?
Good job, Jaime!
I'm in, let's go!
Wait til your mother sees this.
excellent looking rock!
It sure does, but they climbed the Totem Pole in Monument Valley. No climbing allowed on it anymore. Dief was paid to remove the route.
I like the intersection of the base of the wall and the crack.
stunning view, great capture. Just a tad dark.
Highway 177 from Superior and the Ray mine are visible in the distance.
Gotta be a knee bar, trad dad!
gotta be in the summer!
did you use the big cams?
nice, but I would like to see the whole line!
nice, where is it?
now that's pro you can trust.
I really liked the rock quality and the route was great!
Evil Barbarian 11a/b 7 bolts on sunny face below him; sideline 10a (new starting bolt added) is on left of face to arete.
Is my blood still there?
Let's go! Not.
nice color and contrast
We didn't trust the block with the wire you used. Just ran it out. Nice and scary.
Is this just below the dam?
wonderful sunny day?
Nice shot, wish I had stuck around.
Lovely red tone.
My guess is that it's in Montserrat, conglomerate area near Barcelona.
bomber I'm sure.
Nice swing potential.
how's the rock quality? Where is it? Interesting poem.
beautiful blue water; where is this?
My lens couldn't capture it. Above him it bulges a bit. Maybe a wider angle lens?
I feel your pain, don't think I stood up either.
Didja get on smoking the toad?
It is a nice pic but I have to give credit to Dr. Nick, he used my camera and got this shot.
How tall is it?
very colorful rock.
Yea, happy b-day Scott.
Looks alot like the Promised Land.
Looks like Indian Creek.
The rock is a very hard and I have been told it is sandstone but it was much harder than Indian Creek. The terrain is varied, the route followed the easiest path.
My faves, Acopas rule!
I loved that place but it had some polished holds on the easier stuff. Nice smile.
The rock color changed because of the lichen and this was probably the worst on the route, kinda loose but ok. Nice finish to the pitch.
Yeah, my opinion is based on the rest of the pro I used in Spain. Not in the USA. We definitely have a different standard here.
Looks like the mediteranean sea!
Yea, the chalk defines the route's path but it also served to confuse you cause so many lesser holds were chalked it lead me to grab the wrong one time and again. Still, it is an awesome route, world class.
Thanks, I definitely had lots of fun and glad some of the photos were nice.
Not bad at all.
Nice one. Looks cool.
looks like Verdon!
I'm still not sure if this spot is harder than the thin crack below.
Nombre de la ruta?
That was a cool first pitch, spacey and thoughtful.
No way, I estimate 12ish. That's for the overhung crack he just finished thrashing through. I couldn't do it without aid.
Ahhh, chossy paradise.
was it cold?
It was good rock. I felt a couple blocks shift a bit but not enough to worry.
Mitchal, you are a lucky guy!
Now I understand why you climb: you're a masochist!
Lovely. Missed it this year. Good shot amigo.
Must be hard, did you get it Mark? Michael looks good as usual.
good golly. hope you feel better.
What does he think of the bolts?
the route got worse. I heard a large chunk blew out near the top of the second pitch.
Rap off old bolts; no worries, there's several.
Now that's a vacation!
That's it. A lot of their bolts have "bad bolt" or "no gud" or the wonderful "bandito" stamped on them.
Emilio on the first pitch, the arete above is harder.
You two! Are you trying to make me jealous?
How was the climbing? I drove by it in December. Looks awesome.
looks like it could be a painful fall!
Not this time. I was happy to emerge unscathed.
Wow! Musta been tough to get across the creek.
Not bad for a guy with new hips!
I have yet to do this route, this photo makes me want to get on it soon. Nice shot.
Sure do, here's a TR about my first attempt to climb the wall a few years back (you'll have to copy and paste it) : http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=1909859;search_string=oaxaca;#1909859
looks that way don't it. but it isn't that way, just how the photo makes it appear. I've lead it a couple times and never worried about my balls.
Wow! Is that near Rio?
how's the rock quality?
That's her, having fun in White Rock.
love that route. Recall it was pumpy there.
Is that german for mother???
Nice perspective, great smile!!!
Looks steep! Wonderful expression too.
Nice shot, gotta get out there.
nice composition, love the shadows
That last bit is thin and super hard.
Well then, it would be a nice addition Lydia.
It's the line overhanging Horse Creek as it meets Mill Creek; don't know the wall name.
Now there's a happy man!
The Dr is too cool for tension; taut belayer syndrome!
I'm wearing the cone of silence.
To test his helmet!
still looks weird Jay!
I know about the gear. Gail refused to carry it. I probably used 3 pieces on that pitch. I was so hot and sweaty when I finished that route, I was cramping on the next climb.
Gail, just trying to spread the shame for carrying my wall rack everywhere. Must be why I wimped out shortly after this climb.
Wish I had a crowbar. Loved the route, warts and all. The flakes were noisy but not really a danger, yet.
A must do, even if you skip the photo op (thanks Mitchal and Gail). I seem to carry way too much gear on these photos, due to a lack of knowledge and confidence...but next time!
Rest in peace.
Someday Tacos may regain the use of her body and shrug the limitations off. Today she is paralyzed and regaining her strength daily.
Tacos is a delight and a delicious cook!
Grrrrrr! Get em Gail!
Yea, it is 5.7. And a nice pic. No need to be jealous climbalpine.
At least we can see Brenda's, she's much prettier.
Was it worth the hike?
Cool route and she looks determined to get it!
Can you post the location?
No touch up. This is on Rainbow Wall, colored by water, lichen and who knows.
Good one Jay!
And it is exposed too.
Looks straight outta Alpinist!
Looks painful Mitchal. Looking forward to climbing with you again. Keep up the positive energy and rehab away...
Is that ice in the river?
She hung on and got it down! Just needed to go for it.
Where is this located?
Where can I get a guidebook? Looks awesome and so close to the beach. Incredible.
I'm pretty sure Jay Anderson and Mike C climbed it early 90s...
This doesn't look like East Verde...
I OW'd the lieback; too scared.
Looks like Isolation Canyon...
Very patriotic too!
awesome green background
someone looks happy!
Great area and climbing.
You can get on Klahanie at 80, it's a fun climb for all ages!
Is that MG?
Curious looking rock, must be fun.
Grrrrr. Thought it was a 5.12; felt like it to me.
Good call Ed, I think it's diabase "black granite" like basalt with pockets, edges and great cracks too.
Great belay technique!
So much wonderful friction on the rock too.
Ditto, I think it is a great spot to hang out too!
how many pitches?
No, I usually don't. This draw was.a.gift and I was happy to pass.it along.
handsome fellow I'm sure but I can't find him...
I know that roof. How was the crack on the left?
Chelsea gave a good effort and her belayer did just fine. Thanks Curt.
Ay, ay, ay!!!
Hope Mitchal gets stronger soon!
I think she caught it eventually by throwing more to her left...
How was the climbing?
Someone looks happy
Jammies! Nice shot.
I think this top out was one of the best finishes for a Sedona route. Unique combination of bolted face to a bombay squeeze; only in Sedona!
Ai, Ai, Ai!
This is not Lost Arrow Spire. Must be in Utah/Indian Creek...
I loved that route. Great pic!
Go go go! Happy birth, when it comes!
Ok, where is nainatal?
You can climb an additional 60m (or so) from this anchor to the actual summit of the spire! Just crawl through the hole and continue up. Pass a rap anchor part way up the pitch and go left on easy rock to top.
John's changed his mind since he coined the phrase. The last new route I did was with him in Kingman.
The photo doesn't show the rope; it's a nice bolted climb up an ever-widening chimney. Truly, it is a real person: moi!
There are no bolts next to the crack. If you can put pro in it, I'll remove the bolts...
Why don't you rappel in from above and clean it?
Looking good amigo.
Nice looking line
Hand drilling in wilderness. With chutes we could have base jumped. It has to be 300' to the water.
K tipo de roca es?
Wow, that pinnacle is 450 meters tall? Good job on that!
Looks like Peaches.
Turn off Hwy 177 onto Arnett Road...stay on main road until second left.
Now it looks steep. Fun moves getting into the chimney.
Long pitches and sunny weather, can't beat it in Cochise.
Cool looking rock and climbs. A ver si puedo visitar. When is the best season?
Otra ruta dura?
I want to climb it!!!
We did climb a crack on the opposite side.
The waterfall naturally curves and the lens helps.
Nice finish on the Skyline pitch.
How tall is the crag?
Nice shot Ed!
Look for the start of the black groove above Dustin. I #4 camalot fits in there and protects the traverse left above it.
Is this near Hermosillo? Wow!
She is on the 7th pitch; amazing that no cars were on the road at the moment.
If you like long routes, you'll love it! We had a blast and wish the weather had stayed perfect like this.
Did you put any routes in? How tall is it?
Some AZ climbers are willing to let it go and "maximize climbing" with the Queen Creek Coalition. Whatever that ends up meaning.
Pads help make this easier; but she does make it look easy.
Nestor Garcia on belay. This is a wonderful route and summit. Jack said he liked it.
No drone. Mike climbed it and I took the photo from above.
can't see the climber...lol
Looks like a good climb. Is this sandstone? Maybe that's why it is bolted?
Rotate the photo please
Nice. I'm hoping to climb there this October on my way to San Carlos. Looks promising. Should I bring my trad rack?
The dark crack at climber's left is Crown Dancer.
Some folks miss this anchor and have to climb down to it.
Hey, I named a route after him: Bee Strong! In the Superstitions.
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