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Summer Routes, 2019 & 2020

July 4th, 2020

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Winslow, Arizona

June 27th, 2020
Train tracks next to the La Posada hotel, with a sunset and the San Francisco Peaks in the distance

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Cooling Off

June 25th, 2020

…in the pines.

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Mask up AZ

June 25th, 2020

Even at the bottom of Meteor Crater.

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Rest Day

June 25th, 2020

Ancient ruins and a giant meteor crater.

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If you can’t take the heat

June 24th, 2020

Get out of the desert.

Or, check in to a hot but beautiful campground
Set up some shade
And hydrate

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Plan B

June 23rd, 2020

For years we’ve dismissed Mt. Lemmon for out-of-town rock. Hueco Tanks in El Paso Texas, Priest Draw in Flagstaff in northern Arizona, Yosemite in California. Well this year was going to be different. With a week’s vacation lined up and the coronavirus underway, route climbing and camping on Mt. Lemmon was looking very attractive. That is…until this happened:

The Big Horn fire on Mt. Lemmon

Literally 5 days before go-time, the mountain shutdown. Time for Plan B:

Hitting the road, headed somewhere local….ish

Hello Jack’s Canyon! Limestone pocket-pulling gym-climbing in an outdoor setting anyone?

Unpopular Mechanics, 5.12d
It’s been over 10 years since we’ve climbed here. There’s a pit toilet now in the free dispersed camping area above the canyon. Luxurious!!
Everybody sends at Jack’s. Silas TR onsights Blackened, 5.10a
Quickly followed by Ivan and I
Ahhh, just what the soul needs right now

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On a roll

June 14th, 2020

We’ve got a bit of a routine going now that is quite nice, getting us out on rock regularly. Work, climb, chill, work, climb, chill…. Still cherishing the simplicity of schedule that this virus has brought us – another pandemic perk.

Paul on Tsunami, 5.12
Silas working his way up Waveos Rancheros, 5.10
Made it!

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Mt. Lemmon Fun

June 7th, 2020
Recovery Room, 5.10-
Pine in the Ass, 5.12
Rose Canyon Campground

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Gettin’ Out

May 31st, 2020
The Primus Wall, Mt. Lemmon AZ
Munchkinland, Mt. Lemmon AZ
The Steep, Mt. Lemmon AZ

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