Snagglepuss + Purdie Shuffle + Top Cat

We climbed 9 pitches, climbing Snagglepuss (7 pitches, 5.8+ trad) with the 5.10a Purdie Shuffle variation for pitches 4 and 5, and then climbed Top Cat (2 pitches, 5.8+ trad) at the top of Snagglepuss, for a lengthy amount of slab climbing! Overall: 3/4 stars Approach: 3/4 stars. Pretty good! At a very slow pace,…

Guaranteed Rugged 2022

We did it! 33 pitches in 6 hours and 10 minutes! And it was EASY! Everything was super fun and good except for the descent, really hated that steep loose gully where it was really bad for a 30 min section of the gully. WHY TO DO IT: 3,500 ft of pure climbing! You don’t…

Solitary Man 2022

After climbing Condor, we wanted to try out Solitary Man as a group of 3 with Josh and Alexis. The route is NOT bolted for rappels (you’re expected to rappel the other route, or walk off the gully). The route just has hangers, no rings/chains. P1 – 5.10-, 30m, ~9 bolts Our info claimed this…

Frogland May 2022

Overall If it weren’t for the runout, this would be a 4-star route. The approach is super easy, the climbing is overall fun, the belay ledges are nice, the descent (walk off) is super nice, it ends on a summit, etc. But the freaking runout… it was barely within my comfort level (and I consistently…

Coyote Tower Jan 2022

This climb was sustained and tough! Full body workout! Tons of stemming, good amount of hand jams (definitely crack gloves needed), overall quite good (but difficult) climbing. This was probably our favorite climb in Sedona, lots of quality climbing, pretty good approach, good rappels. Only downside is that you have to bring two ropes and…

Nirvana Jan 2022

Time log 1:16 PM – Hiking 2:01 PM – Ditching backpacks (46 min hike) 2:45 PM – Climbing 5:04 PM – Hiking back down 5:52 PM – Back at car (48 min hike) Gear brought Singles #0.3-4 A #5 or double #4 could have been useful for P1, but you only use cams for P1…

Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride Jan 2022

This was probably our 2nd best climb in Sedona! Super easy approach, easy rappels, only one 60m rope needed, pretty neat views. Only downsides is the climbing is just so-so… P2 is really good, but P1 is awkwardly challenging and P3-4 are just traversey and not really interesting. Time log 12:49 PM – Hiking 1:15…

Void of Form Dec 2021

Tried climbing it with Isaac and Romy, but P3 was especially awkward and psychologically cruxy. Getting to the second bolt is awkward and requires a committing awkward move. Isaac and Romy bailed and then we finished the rest. Started climbing ~9:00 AM. P1 – Andrew P2 – Alexis P3 – Andrew P4-5 – Alexis P6.1…

Hex Mountain Backcountry Skiing Dec 2021

Super fun day! Really mellow route, hardly steep enough in some spots, but mostly all open skiing, no dense trees! When there’s uphill sections, do not try to cut those, it’s easiest to just go up and then down. The ridge is so curved and mellow that it’s impossible to “traverse” back to it.

Indian Creek 2021

On Friday around 8 PM, we left for Indian Creek! We took the Subaru since my truck’s rear axle seal was broken and it was taking longer than expected to fix, but the Subaru got to all the trailheads fine! We arrived around 3 PM and decided to camp in the official Creek Pasture campground…