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June 19th, 2021
Rose Canyon Campground, Mt. Lemmon, Arizona
More work on Mark Twain, v8
Clipping the chains on Bring on the Atheist, 5.11a
Birds…no, boys….in tree
Quiet time. Silas reading
and Ivan crocheting. (and now I’ve fooled you all into thinking we have the most well behaved boys EVER! Ha!)
Creative photo shoot, compliments of the kids

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Mt. Lemmon Adventures

June 6th, 2021

Paul on Catalina, 5.11+

Silas balancing up Waveos Rancheros, 5.10
Now Ivan’s turn to crush
A chill site at Rose Canyon Campground
An Aspen Trail hike/run linkup with my sister Holly and her husband Joe
A pocket of greenery untouched by last summer’s Bighorn Fire
Silas hanging out while dad gives a burn on Rocket Science after work. Who says you can’t adventure on a weeknight?
Another gorgeous summer night in the desert

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Hello rocks, we’ve missed you

May 8th, 2021

Yosemite Valley, California

Balance of Opposites, v7
Torque, v7

Drive by Shooting, 5.12a
Vernal Fall

Mt. Lemmon, Arizona

Mark Twain, v8

Party Pooter, 5.8

Rocket Science, 5.13c

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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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…and the route climbing persists

September 18th, 2019


climbing at The Murray Wall on Mt. Lemmon

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Route Climbing?

August 4th, 2019

We changed it up a bit this summer – bought a rope and tied in!  Here are some random shots from Mt. Lemmon. We’ve been heading up there and doing routes most weekends this summer. Climbing local is quite a treat…so easy!

Don’t get me wrong though – this mama is totally antsy to get back to the boulders ASAP!

The kids are really into this route-climbing business. Should I be worried? ;-)

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June 27th, 2010

Lots of exciting new happenings going on down here in this hot neck of the desert. First off, yes, it’s still over 100 degrees outside, which has been driving us to higher ground: Mt. Lemmon. Hiking, running, and now finally….drum roll please…ROUTE CLIMBING! Yes, boulderers, you heard me right. We’ve climbed routes now two weekends in a row, and we’re planning on doing more of the same next weekend….a route record for us over the last 5 or so years I’d say. We’ve decided that it’s just plain too hot to train hard outside on the woody, not to mention the nearby boulders. Also to make matter worse, our beloved cool pines of Flagstaff are dealing with some nasty fires. Ahh, alas the rope it is then. I have to admit, I am just a teensy bit excited to change it up.

Me wimpering up The Adventures of Nad & Huck, 5.9. Hey! It’s been a while people!

More wimpering

My boys with a front row seat for the wimpering

Matt showing off for wee Elaine (his 7 week newborn!) and wife Liz on Ain’t My First Rodeo, 5.11

Linda and her furry baby, Seana

The Seana looking very majestic

Trying to get Silas to take a nap in his “nest” at the crag

Wee Elaine

Silas & Liz

Hey no crashpads. This is kinda nice.

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Father’s Climbing Day

June 20th, 2010

For Paul’s first Father’s Day, I thought it might be a good idea to round up other fellow climbing fathers to spend the day climbing with, while us mamas looked after the babies. So Tom, Mia and Henry joined us up at The Helmet on Mt. Lemmon for some route climbing today. And we had fun!! …but I think I can speak for the fathers in that these two bouldering-boys need some more endurance! haha. :-)

The fathers getting serious to climb some routes: Tom & Paul

Mama and her baby: Mia & Henry

My baby: Silas

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