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steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 3, 2008 - 02:54pm PT
Tar - A comparison for ya...

Granite Mountain is a world class area, with wonderful rock, awesome cracks and gorgeous natural lines up to around 450 feet. Only open between July 15th and Feb. 1st each year because of falcon nesting bans. It was even named one of the top ten crags in the US in an issue of Mountain Magazine (1985?).

The Superstitions are world class desert beautiful, with roaring silence, questionable rock (most places), 30+ year old bolts, and adventure climbing up to five pitches or so. Open year round. Bolting absolutely prohibited.

Not pimping either place too hard as I love climbing in either for somewhat different reasons. I'd give you the tour of either place. Come on down!

J-brah: I have a much closer shot of that offwidth, although drawing the line at actually having been in it yet.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 3, 2008 - 03:01pm PT
Yes nice comparisons, which I fairly well gathered...
'Would love to sort some things out here at home and get on down there with you.
Thanks for the invite!!!

Cheers,
Roy
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 3, 2008 - 03:02pm PT
This thread needs more pictures...
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Dec 3, 2008 - 03:28pm PT
I need to get a scanner. I'll see if I can do some uploading at work.
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Dec 3, 2008 - 03:45pm PT
Arizona is an amazing place.. And you should be totally greatful MisterE...

Great shots, amazing shots!!!

Thank you for taking me there, if only in my mind!
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Dec 3, 2008 - 05:00pm PT
The Steel Monk speaks truth Roy. Just the supes & GM would be enough, if you're down with heat.

Paradise Forks is your kind of place,

and the wind cried, Tarby...
MisterE

Trad climber
My Inner Nut
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2008 - 05:06pm PT
TarBaby asked for it...

My next .11 project:



Chillin' in the constant shade of the Doctor's Office in July



All the "Free Refills" you can handle, The Pharmacy:




Secret Canyon! Don't tell anybody.



Sometimes the approach is an early crux:





Sure makes a cold one taste good at the end of the day:



Amazing hidden walls of rock:



and beautiful views from many climbing areas

Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Dec 3, 2008 - 05:29pm PT
Serious wood, on that third one.
mottaaa

Trad climber
tucson
Dec 3, 2008 - 05:40pm PT
summit Elephant Dome, Mendoza Canyon

summit Table Dome, Mendoza

Elephant Dome

Potatoe Dome or "the potatoe", the bullet is to the right i believe
nature

climber
Somewhere else....
Dec 3, 2008 - 06:11pm PT
Oh come on E! The place is a choss pile... north, south, east, or west it's all junk.

I giggle when I think about the fact that I'm back in this state. I was up on Mt. Lemmon Sunday.

Come on down and visit and keep me company!


I'll post some picts soon.... I think I have one or two around somewhere...
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Dec 3, 2008 - 06:14pm PT
Isn't that the Ev Mecham state? Why go there?
MisterE

Trad climber
My Inner Nut
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2008 - 06:45pm PT
Nature said:
"Oh come on E! The place is a choss pile... north, south, east, or west it's all junk."

As a friend in the North cascades once said:

"Fine climbing for anyone not offended by loose rock."

Then I came up with "Chossaneering"

Fun, fun, fun!

You got a place yet down there? The Doctor and I, (and maybe Pennsylenvy) may come down for a visit...

taorock

Trad climber
Okanogan, WA
Dec 3, 2008 - 08:35pm PT
They let all sorts climb in Arizona.

Crazy



Magical



Mutant Strong



Crimp Masters



Artists



People with Bad Hair



Wildman



Those who can lock off way low



Even former Californians

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 3, 2008 - 09:57pm PT
Better watch out you dial-uppers!
Buncha stuff all over the place.































steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 3, 2008 - 10:14pm PT
A few more...I owed Tarbuster some Supes shots...

Peralta Canyon


Crying Dinosaur - free hanging rappel


Vertigo Spire


Weavers Needle with clouds


Zebra Agave


Carney Springs Wall


Razor's Edge - The Hand


Barks Canyon Wall


Another shot from Razor's Edge on The Hand - climber on the third pitch.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 3, 2008 - 11:55pm PT
Oh yes! The Superstitions!!!
I am wriggling in ecstasy.

Yes Jay: Paradise Forks is a no-brainer.
But, por moi, that was before "the problem" surfaced.

And shoot, then there's the matter of the Stronghold...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 3, 2008 - 11:58pm PT
And lest we forget things of general importance,
Arizona: that's where the Boss be hangin'...

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 3, 2008 - 11:59pm PT
Seems like this thread could use...
some more pictures.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 4, 2008 - 12:04am PT
Nice stuff Todd & Steel! Fine assortment of stone in AZ.
MisterE

Trad climber
My Inner Nut
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2008 - 12:16am PT
Manny deep-water soloing



and room-mate Mike showing proper descent technique:



Clear Creek, Winslow AZ



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