Friday, July 25, 2014

New Canyon Country

Summer is always good for scoping new potential winter climbing areas. Temperatures were in the 100's and mosquitoes we're horrendous. We will return when it's cold...
Elk Skull

Riverbed Limestone boulders with knobs

Fossil and seashell covered limestone

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Monster of Priest Draw

Afters years of searching for new mega roofs, I find exactly what I am looking for right off the road before Priest Draw. Unfortunately this roof resides in a private driveway, and after speaking with the homeowner permission is not given to climb. Apparently ancient spirits and negative energy resides under this roof and is better left undisturbed.
Cursed Roof. Perfect featured limestone, biggest and proudest at Priest Draw

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hunting for Lockness..

Nice little roof with tick marks from a bygone era

Usually when you finally find a monster, it's blank. what a shame

working out the dismount

Tyler getting worked on Overhaul

Saturday, June 28, 2014

James Canyon Forest Freshies

Project. One line out an otherwise featureless roof, the landing out the ending takes a big drop off the edge of a small cliff. 

Mostly jugs at the Cliffside Roof, the topouts are just over the edge of a nice 15 -20 ft drop. 
The opening moves on Overhaul, on the Cliffside Roof. photo by Thomas Maxson
first ascent of Overhaul, a nice long jug haul through featured horizontal roof. photo by Thomas Maxson
 Project, photo by Thomas Maxson

only brought 2 right shoes out today, still worked ok

An Oldie from this Spring at BVB Roof
Sparklejockey from Matt G on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kelly Canyon

While some of the limestone roofs can get a bit greasy during warm summer months...the sandstone overhangs of Kelly Canyon offer a great change of pace . Textured rock, unique style of movement and plenty of shade can be easily found here, as well as a few sick highball lines.

Pressure Drop from Matt G on Vimeo.

Hanuman, a nice overhanging arete just left of pressure drop established by John Crawley a few years back. Photo by Tamara Hastie, check out her work at

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hinterlands go up in Smoke

A smoky sunset on the peaks. The Slide Fire burned over 21,000 acres before being contained
Just inside the upper northwest corner of the fire perimeter is Casner Cabin Draw, home  of Choss, Moss, and Renegade Roof 

Thick smoke doesn't slow this crazy bastard down
West fork Rim, photo from Slide Fire Update Facebook page.

Smoke rising from the West fork and all it's side canyons
 Adam on unknown route, All Winslow Wall photos by Alex Wood

Sandstoner- Winslow Wall

Fortunately many amazing climbing areas can be found less than an hours drive from Flagstaff

Picture me Rollin'- Winslow Wall

Sandstoner- Winslow Wall