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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 21, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Nice shot of the The Prow! Paul's best lead at the Forks, IMO.

The regular North Face route on Leviathan is probably the best long back country route around Tucson. You gotta do it and having the approach wired is good when you are trying to go car to car in a day.

When I did it with Paul Davidson we started our predawn adventure with a rear wheel on his family Powerwagon in a ditch trying to turn around.

We thought we were hosed but miraculously a rancher with a big ole dual axle truck came by in a matter of minutes and easily plucked us out to carry on our approach still in the darkness!

With such help we got back to the car at dark after a long and wonderful day. No camera on that one unfortunately but I would love to go and do it again.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:17am PT
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Practice Wall, Mt. Lemmon
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:25am PT
At the practice wall at Windy ~ Mt. Lemmon <br/>
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photo by 10b
At the practice wall at Windy ~ Mt. Lemmon

photo by 10b
Credit: Leggs
Manny

Social climber
tempe
May 2, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Leviathan Dome is a long walk from the car in warm weather. But the rock in the shade is perfect. After three hours, Jesse Morales and I had a blast on the NE face.
I''m looking down a 4th class ramp. Oro Valley in the background.
I''m looking down a 4th class ramp. Oro Valley in the background.
Credit: Manny

We made it up two more new pitches. I think. We may be close to User Friendly. Recognize anything?
The final bit of climbing to our highpoint, a slung giant flake.
The final bit of climbing to our highpoint, a slung giant flake.
Credit: Manny

Our highpoint and crux roof.
Our highpoint and crux roof.
Credit: Manny
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
This Sedona video with Matt Swartz belongs here:

http://vimeo.com/65117670

pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
May 21, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
When I did it with Paul Davidson we started our predawn adventure with a rear wheel on his family Powerwagon in a ditch trying to turn around.

Wow, I have no recollection of that at all. Well... now it's a fuzy memory pbbly only made real by your telling of it. Like watching old home movies and they become a part of your life memories :-)

Now I remember, thinking we were F'D UP for the day with that move.

I also remember getting way off route and strung out and then the hike out, once down in the scrub, taking FOR EVER.

BITD we parked out just off Oracle didn't we ? No nice state park to save a cpl of miles of hiking.


BTW - this thread needs more Waterfall pics...
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
May 21, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
When I walked into Leviathan with CourtNey, we came across some worrying tracks.....

We did Table for Two and Wily Javelina before heading out in the daylight!

Credit: Blakey

Saw this and stopped thinking like a climber and started thinking like...
Saw this and stopped thinking like a climber and started thinking like dinner.
Credit: Blakey

This is just an oddity I though worth posting - a snowy cactus in the ...
This is just an oddity I though worth posting - a snowy cactus in the Huachucas - Christmas Eve 2003
Credit: Blakey
Manny

Social climber
tempe
May 23, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
MK passing the crux on a new 5.10 trad route in Sierra Ancha.
MK passing the crux on a new 5.10 trad route in Sierra Ancha.
Credit: Manny

Beautiful hard quartzite abounds in Sierra Ancha. But there is a lot of choss to wade through at times.

Ross is cleaning the new route.
Ross is cleaning the new route.
Credit: Manny

This is a fun but small area. There is a lot of rock here.
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jun 4, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Guessing game time....
Chatted with an old time Az hard man the other day, he sent me a few pics.
Hopefully I'm not outta line posting them.

Name these dudes, extra points for the location.
(Hint, there are some bad ass Az climbers out there that many know nada about)
need another hint, early bean fest, chuck kroger....
need another hint, early bean fest, chuck kroger....
Credit: pk_davidson

One of the best summits...  <br/>
Staring right at the route after the FA....
One of the best summits...
Staring right at the route after the FA.
Nasty squeeze has a tunnel back in and out.
Credit: pk_davidson
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 4, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
Zoroaster?
Karl karlstrom?
Um, yah.....?
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Jun 4, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Man --- that guy in tattered clothes looks like Brian Sarni.
Er tattered knickers!!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jun 7, 2013 - 10:12am PT
Credit: justthemaid
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2013 - 02:11am PT
I miss my friends bump.
Deekaid

climber
Jul 20, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Where would you guys go to climb right now if you were stuck in Arizona? Is Mt. Lemmon being deluged now? The weather reports seem to say yes but I would like to get intel from someone on the ground so to speak.
Manny

Social climber
tempe
Jul 20, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
I'm stuck in Arizona too. I like going north to Winslow. Beautiful canyon with water. Watch the lightning wherever you go.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 20, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
winslow bump.

Credit: nature
Deekaid

climber
Jul 20, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Never been... looks like a possibility. Thanks.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Jul 20, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Paradise Forks, Volunteer Canyon (the Cwm), West Elden, Oak Creek Overlook. It's all good for summer days.

OK, Paul, who are those guys and where are they? Yeah, some really talented and stout climbers have come out of Arizona and I'd put you in the rarified air of the first string.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 19, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
What's up supertopo people, Arizona appreciators!
It's been a while!

Shock Collar 5.11 FA
Shock Collar 5.11 FA
Credit: drljefe
Shock Collar 5.11

My favorite FA of the summer.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Oct 21, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
No trees were hurt during the first ascent.


State wide, we're rockin, people.
Primo temps out there get to the choppa!!!!!!!!!
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