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Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
May 8, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
I found this lurking in my digital library. I can't recall the name of the park, but I'm sure it was East of the Stronghold, and that someone said these slender pinnacles had routes on them.

The guide would make for an interesting read.... Climb pinnacle 236 to it's summit 140' 5.11. Next, climb pinnacle 237 to it's summit 130' 5.10, next climb........

Credit: Blakey


Can anyone shed any light.........

Steve

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 8, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
Chiricahua
Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
May 8, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
That's it, cheers.

Steve
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 9, 2012 - 12:36am PT
Yup and climbing isn't allowed on those slender spires though some folks including Bob Kamps did some routes there early on.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2012 - 12:51am PT
That's an amazing and intriguing shot - reminds me of The Needles in South Dakota. Some of those pinnacles are so skinny!

Thanks for that. Who knew?
romand

climber
May 9, 2012 - 01:39am PT
A few more spires... plenty of adventure left out here.

Hackberry Creek
Hackberry Creek
Credit: romand
Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
May 9, 2012 - 05:21pm PT
A party enjoying Endgame, West side of the East Pinnacle...

Credit: Blakey

And pausing at the second stance...

Credit: Blakey

Slabness high on the Sheepshead - Peacemaker perhaps?

Credit: Blakey

Hell in a Handbasket (perhaps) The Isle of You.

Credit: Blakey

Steve
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 13, 2012 - 05:20pm PT
No climbing allowed in the Chiricahua National Monument folks and please don't push it.

But there is a bit of history here and Bonnie sent me a couple of shots from the Kamps collection.


Bob Kamps, Mark and Beverly Powell on top of what they called Big Balanced Rock circa 1958.


Tom Higgins on Pinnacle Balanced Rock circa 1967.
Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
May 13, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Heck Steve,

I have to 'fess up'. On one walk with the family I did solo up pinnacle 2594, that was the 176th on the left side of the main circular trail, somewhere around about, approximately circa mile 2.7. It was right next to another distinctive pinnacle, and there was another just beside it, it was kinda green coloured- you will know it for sure!'

I will retrospectively name it for the historical record, (these things are important, and I know you are a history geek) .... 'Tis a little known fact that the Union Jack is still part of Hawaii's State Flag'. 10' 5.3b (ish)

Sadly, we did not have a camera that day so the high standard of proof required of contemporary new routers cannot be met.

But dammit dude you just gotta believe me - or not......


More seriously, for everyone other than Steve, for he will know the answer. What do you see here?

Credit: Blakey
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 13, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
Yup the Chiricahuas. We (ex wife Michele and dawg Alobar) spent thanksgiving
There once. Great hiking, would be cool trailruning as well. We went there because Dingus McGee and the Last Pioneer Woman used to winter there when she was a seasonal ranger, and they told us about it.
"you want to climb, but since you cant,i t's still spectacular and worth it just to be there"

I don't think she ever steered anyone wrong!
Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
May 15, 2012 - 04:53pm PT
Some pictographs in the Stronghold
Some pictographs in the Stronghold
Credit: Blakey

Some adjacent 'grinding cups'?
Some adjacent 'grinding cups'?
Credit: Blakey

And to bump the climbing theme;

P1 of Cragaholics Dream

Credit: Blakey

More of pitch 1,

Credit: Blakey

P3

Credit: Blakey

Steve
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 19, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
No takers for Blakey's query???
Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
May 19, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Looks like you're going to have to go for it Steve..........

But, does your encylopeadic knowledge extend to this?

Where is it? ;-)

Credit: Blakey

Steve
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 19, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
Cochise's Head.

I don't recognize the last shot.
Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
May 19, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Yes! You get the Cigar for the first (of course).

The second are a series of Limestone crags high in the Huachucas, on Montezuma's Peak.

There were some sizeable chunks of Granite thereabouts as well, geologically is was a seriously muddled up spot.

Regards,

Steve

BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
May 19, 2012 - 07:27pm PT
Mt. Lemon is covered with good routes, and you can go higher or lower depending on the climate in which you wish to climb.

MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
Been in touch with the AZ Crew lately - there's some new, exciting climbing going in some of the above-the-rim canyons east of Flagstaff recently.

Also, from Manny's FB page:

Exhausted after finishing new 4 pitch route in West Clear Creek! A short walk, rappel 4 times and climb up!
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Manny

Social climber
tempe
May 22, 2012 - 09:27pm PT
Looks like I need to get on Elysian Buttress soon.

We are still getting new routes in Isolation Canyon.

Tim H on his new route, Green Weenie 5.9+
Tim H on his new route, Green Weenie 5.9+
Credit: Manny

Tim was climbing well. Started with The Proposal and finished with Bear Claw

The Proposal begins with a nice crack and ends with hard face moves.
The Proposal begins with a nice crack and ends with hard face moves.
Credit: Manny
Bear Claw 11+ is dusty and overhung. Thankfully, Tim cleaned it for my...
Bear Claw 11+ is dusty and overhung. Thankfully, Tim cleaned it for my follow.
Credit: Manny
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 22, 2012 - 09:35pm PT
Perf up on the Lemmon right now.
Love my local mountain!

100 down here
70 up there.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
Nice, Manny! Looks great - man, I love the climbing at Iso.

Since Manny is much too humble to toot his own horn, I will say it:

Manny just self-published a climbing guide to Manny's Playhous...err..I mean Isolation, available through this website:

http://isolationcanyon.com/

Congrats, Buddy. Skip says Hi!

Erik
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