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May 19 2016
CoryTallman
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26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Camelback Mountain / Bobbies RockPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar May 19 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.00 Miles 100 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• The Flute Lead 5.10aSport1 Pitch80 ft
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May 18 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
 Routes 1
 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Camelback Mountain / Bobbies RockPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar May 18 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.00 Miles 150 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
150 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• The Flute Lead 5.10aSport1 Pitch80 ft
The best sunset I've ever seen.
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May 15 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Sedona - Southwest / Cathedral RockSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Climbing avatar May 15 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing
Climbing
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••••• The Mace Lead 5.10cTradPG5 Pitches450 ft
Someone yell at me in the comments and remind me to add a trip log for this awesome adventure. Definitely harder than 5.9. Definitely worth the effort.
Culture
Culture
Cartwheel
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May 13 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Camelback Mountain / NeckPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar May 13 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.50 Miles 200 AEG
Climbing1.50 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
•• Line Of Fire Lead 5.7
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May 11 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
 Routes 1
 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Camelback Mountain / Bobbies RockPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar May 11 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.00 Miles 150 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
150 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• The Flute Lead 5.10aSport1 Pitch80 ft
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May 07 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Queen Creek Cyn / Devil's Canyon UpperGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Climbing avatar May 07 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.00 Miles 400 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
400 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 30 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
 Routes 1
 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Queen Creek Cyn / Devil's Cyn Upper - ThroneGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Climbing avatar Apr 30 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.00 Miles 400 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
400 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• Cracker Jack Crack Lead 5.7
•• Dr. Giggles Lead 5.7
•• Squeeze Play Lead 5.7
••• The Jester Lead 5.7
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Apr 24 2016
CoryTallman
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 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Queen Creek Cyn / Devil's Canyon - LowerGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Climbing avatar Apr 24 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.00 Miles 500 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
•••• Totem Pole Second 5.11aSportPG2 Pitches
When they say 4x4 required, they mean it. Another great weekend of camping and climbing. I might add some stories here later
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Apr 17 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Queen Creek Cyn / PondGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Climbing avatar Apr 17 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.00 Miles 800 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• Pocket Warmer Lead 5.6SportG
•••• Easy Pool Lead 5.7SportG
••• Dead Pool Lead 5.8Sport
Camping at Oak Flats, climbing at the Pond, what a great weekend... If I were to leave out the flat tire on a buddy's recently purchased truck that didn't have any tools, jack, or wheel lock key.

So I head up to Superior after work on Saturday and meet a few friends for some camping/climbing. The original plan was to climb the Totem Pole in Lower Devil's, but the road down there got the best of one of the tires on my friends truck. Since it was already dark we just set up camp right where he got the flat and figured we'd deal with it in the morning. After a night full of camping festivities, we woke up and had some breakfast (screwdrivers count, right?) Come to find out his recently purchased truck didn't have any of the tools necessary to change the tire. Since it was already getting later and the plan for the Totem Pole was trashed we decided to do what any responsible, mature person would do. We ditched the truck and went climbing at the pond. I lead a couple different routes, taught a twelve year old to belay, and we got a new climber on the wall for the first time. What a good day. Great routes, Queen Creek rock, this is definitely an area I'll be back to. Now about that truck...
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Apr 14 2016
CoryTallman
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Pinnacle Peak / Summit - East - Lower LeftPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Apr 14 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing2.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Climbing2.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• South Crack Lead 5.3TradG2 Pitches
••• Silhouette Second 5.8SportG
A half day at work and a quick run up this Pinnacle Peak classic. Too bad the park closes at seven, it would be a great place to watch the sunset.
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Apr 10 2016
CoryTallman
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 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Bear Canyon - West Clear CreekPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Apr 10 2016
CoryTallman
Canyoneering3.00 Miles 600 AEG
Canyoneering3.00 Miles
600 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
After working fourteen days straight I needed an escape from the Valley of the Sun, and with temperatures rising in the last few weeks WCC seemed like the perfect place. We drove up Saturday night with the intention of camping and maybe descending a canyon depending on the weather. Sunday morning I could tell it would be too cold for any technical canyons in the area, so we settled for a day hike up West Clear. It was a beautiful day right up until the hike out when it started snowing on us, but who can complain about that?
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Mar 27 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2016
CoryTallman
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,064 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,064 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A perfect Easter hike...
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Mar 20 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
 Routes 1
 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Sedona Spires / Streaker SpireSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Climbing avatar Mar 20 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Climbing5.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• Streaker Spire Lead 5.7Trad4 Pitches250 ft
Headed back up to Sedona on Sunday and ended up climbing Streaker again. I wanted something I was familiar with for my first trad lead, and with this Spire fresh in my mind it made for a great day..
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Feb 28 2016
CoryTallman
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26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Sedona Spires / Streaker SpireSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 28 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing2.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Climbing2.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG45 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• Streaker Spire Second 5.7Trad4 Pitches250 ft
The approach for the spire is via the Chapel Trail. I would recommend parking on the road before the gate for the church parking lot (they're serious about locking you in at 5 p.m.). Follow the Chapel Trail towards the two obvious spires until a climber's trail cuts off to the left. Scramble up the northern most gulley prior to the first spire. Chimney up a short slot under a chockstone, and continue up the sandstone slabs to reach the ridge north of the first spire. There is a fairly obvious trail that heads east and then south to take you around the backside of the first spire and up to Streaker from the backside. Some minor downclimbing is required. Follow the trail to the north side of the southern spire, and do some easy scrambling to reach the ledge at the limestone band, there is a dead stump here that used to be the pine tree that marked the beginning of the route. This is where your first pitch begins.

P1- There are no bolts on the ledge, but we slung a large boulder on the east side of the ledge to belay from. Traverse out across the limestone band to the obvious ledge. There is a bolt and an old piton on this ledge to rebelay.

P2- Traverse from the ledge past a small tree and around the corner to the west face of the spire. There is an offwidth with a bolt. Rebelay here.

(P1 & P2 can easily be combined.)

P3- Climb up the crack for a short distance until it becomes a finger crack. Head up and to the right into the obvious corner section. Once in the corner follow it straight up until it ends in an overhang. Climb up and past the overhang to a ledge with a tree. Rebelay here. There are no bolts at this ledge.

P4- From the ledge with the tree you will be able to see your route to the summit. The main route to the top (5.7+) is a slot that's up and slightly to the left. You should be able to see a bush from the ledge you're belaying at. Climb up to the slot, and perform some awkward moves to get inside. Chimney to the summit from there.

Alternative P4- (5.9+) From the ledge at the top of pitch three climb the same route you would to reach the slot. Instead of going slightly to the left and into the chimney, follow the crack straight up the middle towards the summit.

Bring a standard rack with cams up to #4 & #5.
There is a fixed anchor at the top and rap chains halfway down. Two rappels with a 60M rope will get you back to the beginning of pitch #1.
The approach for the spire is via the Chapel Trail. I would recommend parking on the road before the gate for the church parking lot (they're serious about locking you in at 5 p.m.). Follow the Chapel Trail towards the two obvious spires until a climber's trail cuts off to the left. Scramble up the northern most gulley prior to the first spire. Chimney up a short slot under a chockstone, and continue up the sandstone slabs to reach the ridge north of the first spire. There is a fairly obvious trail that heads east and then south to take you around the backside of the first spire and up to Streaker from the backside. Some minor downclimbing is required. Follow the trail to the north side of the southern spire, and do some easy scrambling to reach the ledge at the limestone band, there is a dead stump here that used to be the pine tree that marked the beginning of the route. This is where your first pitch begins.

P1- There are no bolts on the ledge, but we slung a large boulder on the east side of the ledge to belay from. Traverse out across the limestone band to the obvious ledge. There is a bolt and an old piton on this ledge to rebelay.

P2- Traverse from the ledge past a small tree and around the corner to the west face of the spire. There is an offwidth with a bolt. Rebelay here.

(P1 & P2 can easily be combined.)

P3- Climb up the crack for a short distance until it becomes a finger crack. Head up and to the right into the obvious corner section. Once in the corner follow it straight up until it ends in an overhang. Climb up and past the overhang to a ledge with a tree. Rebelay here. There are no bolts at this ledge.

P4- From the ledge with the tree you will be able to see your route to the summit. The main route to the top (5.7+) is a slot that's up and slightly to the left. You should be able to see a bush from the ledge you're belaying at. Climb up to the slot, and perform some awkward moves to get inside. Chimney to the summit from there.

Alternative P4- (5.9+) From the ledge at the top of pitch three climb the same route you would to reach the slot. Instead of going slightly to the left and into the chimney, follow the crack straight up the middle towards the summit.

Bring a standard rack with cams up to #4 & #5.
There is a fixed anchor at the top and rap chains halfway down. Two rappels with a 60M rope will get you back to the beginning of pitch #1.
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Feb 21 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Camelback Mountain / HeadwallPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 21 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.50 Miles 1,500 AEG
Climbing1.50 Miles
1,500 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• Sleazy Street Lead 5.6SportG1 Pitch90 ft
••• Donamatrix 5.8SportG2 Pitches
•• Rain Of Terror Second 5.8SportG1 Pitch90 ft
Another great day of climbing on Camelback. Got to the mountain around 1 PM and headed to the Sugar Cube to teach a new climber the basics of rappelling and ropework. The Headwall was full of climbers when we got there, but by the time we were ready to do some climbing almost everyone had cleared out. Overall a great afternoon of climbing.
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Feb 18 2016
CoryTallman
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 Photos 665
 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Camelback Mountain / Praying MonkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 18 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing1.50 Miles 800 AEG
Climbing1.50 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
•••• East Face Lead 5.7SportG1 Pitch
After passing the Monk several times on previous Camelback trips, we finally decided to head out and climb it. I can see why it's such a classic. Good climbing and well protected all the way up. Definitely worth doing at least a few more times.
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Feb 14 2016
CoryTallman
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26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Camelback Mountain / Gargoyle WallPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 14 2016
CoryTallman
Climbing2.00 Miles
Climbing2.00 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
••• Hart Route Lead 5.3Sport4 Pitches
Brought a buddy up the Harte Route for his first climb. Bees are still active along this route.
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Feb 11 2016
CoryTallman
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 Triplogs 55

26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Feb 11 2016
CoryTallman
Hike & Climb4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hike & Climb4.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
Lead I G  • Sport • 5.6 Good • 2 Pitches
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My second time on The Praying Hands, and my first real lead climb. :y:
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Feb 07 2016
CoryTallman
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26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2016
CoryTallman
Hiking7.00 Miles 3,100 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.40 mph
3,100 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A quick afternoon hike up to the Flatiron and beyond on the Ridgeline Trail.
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Feb 01 2016
CoryTallman
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 Guides 1
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26 male
 Joined Jun 19 2015
 San Tan Valley A
Peppersauce CaveTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Caving avatar Feb 01 2016
CoryTallman
Caving4.00 Miles
Caving4.00 Miles   5 Hrs      0.80 mph
10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My first caving adventure, and the one thing I took away from it is that caving is a lot like canyoneering, with the added bonus of being perpetually lost. We had a group of five and made it through the cave in pretty good time. The cave was pretty warm the whole time we were in there, so a swim in the underwater pool ended up feeling pretty good.
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