Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Finally starting to feel like Fall here in Northern Arizona. Here's a bunch of great photos from my friend Ken Etzel. He came out to visit a few weeks ago and we got out to the Havens for a couple sessions. check out more of his work at Ken Etzel Photography on Instagram
Black Widow in the Grey Havens

Holding the swing on Black Widow

One of the best highballs in Arizona

Matt on Project

Sam on a Project

Thomas getting close on The Seamstress

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Taking a Closer Look

The Havens are cleaning up nicely, rediscovering roofs and walls I had only quickly passed by en route to the Widowmaker. There is a high concentration of featured rock, and will yield many classic, and some very proud lines

First ascent of Kansas City Shuffle, on a highly featured priest draw sized roof. 

Fall colors in the Grey Havens
Thomas working the Apocalypse Project ( Not in the Havens..)

Untouched freshies on the hillside
started cleaning a potential mega roof, hope there are enough holds..

One very nice line following the blue streak, proper highball

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Hippy Graveyard, a new roof in the Grey Havens

another fresh roof
Sequence Approved, don't fall

A new terrifying highball, Endangered Arete

Monday, September 15, 2014

Endless Summer

Still warm and raining frequently in Flagstaff, but that never stops progress. New highball roofs are going up in the Grey Havens, and there are still more to see...
Thomas on the 3rd ascent of Wizards Duel on the Debt Ceiling

Pat on Trailside Roof

Casey on Trailside Roof

First repeat of Hypodermic Needles, one of the best highballs I've ever seen

Casey on Trailside Roof
Opening roof moves on the Seamstress located in the Grey Havens down Woody Mt Rd.

Majestic Arete located in The Grey Havens.  Photo by local Flagstaff photographer and climber Blake McCord. Check out more of Blake's work at

Seamstress from Matt G on Vimeo.

Overhaul from scientia on Vimeo.

Tyler makes the second ascent of Overhaul, a sick new limestone roof on the James Canyon Rim. Good work!

More sports action video...
Hinterlands- Seamstress, Choss Roof
New Line on Widowmaker in the Grey Havens

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Green in the Grey Havens

back to work on the Seamstress Project

Seamstress Project.. from Matt G on Vimeo.

Caleb takes a digger off of the Money Shot at Priest Draw. He walked away from this a little battered but managed to escape unscathed from the clutches of doom.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Bit of Everywhere

Charred Ponderosa near Choss Roof

Sandstone pillars in Pumphouse Wash

A crowded weekend in the Hinterlands

Choss Roof, Unscathed by the recent Slide Fire

Renegade Roof, also unaffected by the Slide Fire

Double Decker Highball Roof on the Lower Kelly Canyon Rim

Fossil Knobs growing out of Slab

More Sea Fossils

New Water Polished Limestone Roof( much bigger than it looks) in a recently explored area near the South Rim of Grand Canyon
Thomas high steps into the crux of Cerebral Aneurysm last winter.

Ninja Strike, can't even do it.
Catching the last rays of light on a highball slab fa

dipped in butter dyno from Sam T on Vimeo.

Been trying this project again since the road re opened, have fallen at the dyno at least 15 times now....

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