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Nov 22 2020
RedwallNHops
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Molino Thimble and Airmen Peak, AZ 
Molino Thimble and Airmen Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
1,800 ft AEG
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I did Airmen a few weeks ago - There was a note in the register about a cool chimney route up pk 5968. Did a little reseach and found it's called Molino Thimble. Since it was either 4th or 5th class i decided to bring a short rope and a little gear.

Approached Airmen via West fork of Molino. That fork of Molino was super fun. Would like to see it flowing. Found the "caving" route up Airmen - fun squeeze chimey to gain the Northeast Ridge. Nice break on Airmen and headed to the Thimble. Found the Chimney on the east side. Didn't look too bad. Was a little tricky getting up into it but then we walked back awaze. Shelley stuck her head in the back and thought it was too tight. So we looked at Chimneying straight up for a bout 10 feet or so. I attempted it and didn't like it. Thought I'd check out the south face. It looked pretty easy from Molino. I found a pretty easy scramble on that side and soon came to a 15 foot wall - right above the chimney we were just in. The wall looked to be pretty easy. Low 5th class but really exposed where it was easy but high consequence if a fall occured. I trailed the rope and worked my way up. I paused about halfway up. Got to a spot where i was about 6 inches away from a good hold and started to get serious elvis leg. Finally found a good foot and was able to step up and grab the hold. Whew. Pulled myself the rest of the way up, built an anchor and belayed Shelley up. The rest was cake. Saw a couple other chimmey systemson the way up(maybe one was the key to the summit). Made our way back to the 5th class wall. We rappelled it. Then deciced to check out the chimney. Shelly found that the spot she thought was too tight actually went. Went down that way and were soon at the base. Made quick work of the descent back to the car.
After reading up on the peak after getting home I'm convienced we got off route and there's a section of chimney we missed that would avoid the 5th class wall I climbed. Need to go back!
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Nov 14 2020
RedwallNHops
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Tuckup CanyonNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Nov 14 2020
RedwallNHops
Canyoneering25.10 Miles 8,411 AEG
Canyoneering25.10 Miles
8,411 ft AEG
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Continuing my fall of the Grand Canyon with my first trip to the Tuckup area. Drove in to the TH on Friday night. Still saw quite a bit of snow. it was a pretty chilly night. Got a 9 am start the next morning for the long trek to the Hades Knoll drop in. Gorgeous hike, especially with the snow on the rim. The Tuckup trail to the dropin was prety hit or miss - but became more evident the closer to Hades Knoll we got. found camp on a gorgeous Esplanade bench .5 miles from the drop in. We carried water for the night, but there were potholes in the Esplanade. We would see lots of water the rest of the trip.
Day 2: Hades Knoll. Gorgeous canyon. Think we ended up doing 4 raps and a few interesting downclimbs. near the end, Shelley decided to lower her pack down a rappel to save time. She thought it was dry at the bottom but it wasn't. Her puffy, sleeping bag etc were soaked. due to this, we decided to stay near the conflunce to start drying gear while the rest of the group hiked further up canyon near where you leave the canyon at a redwall break for the approach to Rocky Point canyon. We found some friendly Muav ledges to camp on and luckily it was warmer this night. Her sleeping bag dried out pretty quickly so all was good. the rest of her clothes dried overnight
Day3 - got up early and hiked up to the group and finished the approach to Rocky Point. When we were still above it we noticed the pools and all thought we're getting wet. The temps were still pretty coool. Most everyone left wetsuits at the cars. I left my shorty in my pack and I was very thankful. getting dressed at the drop in felt coooold. Luckily the deepest water we ran into was waist deep - but we did have multiple wades. The technical part was short but really pretty. Soon we were back into the sun at Tuckup. Continued on to Cottonwood - our plan was to camp near the spring. Cottonwood was fun. Lots of easy scrambling - one sorta sketchy bypass at a couple of pouroffs was the only tricky part. We filled up on water near the spring and camped out on a Esplanade bench.
Day 4 out
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Nov 12 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking3.67 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking3.67 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   2.12 mph
1,282 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Nov 11 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Airmen PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking5.52 Miles 2,051 AEG
Hiking5.52 Miles
2,051 ft AEG
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ascended via West Molino. Descended to the North, hoping to find the cool North chimney route I did in the past from Hollin basin. Instead I ended up just descending a steep slope to a saddle above Hollin. Took the drainage down to East fork of Molino. fun day
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Nov 10 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.32 Miles 1,556 AEG
Hiking4.32 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.95 mph
1,556 ft AEG
 
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Nov 08 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Cochise Stronghold / Zappa DomeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Climbing avatar Nov 08 2020
RedwallNHops
Climbing0.75 Miles 381 AEG
Climbing0.75 Miles
381 ft AEG
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fun single pitch climbs
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Nov 07 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Waterfall Dome and Inner passage, AZ 
Waterfall Dome and Inner passage, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 07 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
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Did the 5.2 Route up Waterfall dome. Then went over to Rockfellow and did the Inner passage.
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Nov 05 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking3.81 Miles 2,143 AEG
Hiking3.81 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.10 mph
2,143 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Ponty pk sneak
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Nov 03 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.84 Miles 2,192 AEG
Hiking4.84 Miles   2 Hrs   37 Mns   2.29 mph
2,192 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Nov 02 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.42 Miles 1,870 AEG
Hiking4.42 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   2.91 mph
1,870 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Nov 01 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Rogers Rock - Four Springs - Old Baldy loopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 01 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking11.75 Miles 4,039 AEG
Hiking11.75 Miles   5 Hrs   53 Mns   2.58 mph
4,039 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 Mns Break
 
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Oct 29 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Yetman TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking3.94 Miles 562 AEG
Hiking3.94 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   3.33 mph
562 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Oct 23 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Vishnu TempleNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Oct 23 2020
RedwallNHops
Hike & Climb31.89 Miles 11,184 AEG
Hike & Climb31.89 Miles
11,184 ft AEG
Solo VI  • 4th
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Vishnu! 59th party to summit! Finally got this done. I think I've wanted to do this since my first trip in the canyon. What an amazing summit!

Day 1. Down Tanner. Blew up packrafts and put in below a riffle below Tanner rapid. Uneventful float to Unkar. Stashed our rafting gear, and tanked up on 2 gallons of water. I knew there was supposed to be water in Unkar about 2 miles from the river but I didn't trust it with this dry year. I didn't want to have to hike back to the river to get water in case it was dry. Luckily when we got to the spot there was plenty of water. We drank more there - it was a hot day. Headed up to a dry camp at the confluence with the main arm of Unkar and a side drainage leading to the Freya-Vishnu saddle.
Day 2. Up the side drainage to the saddle. Nice redwall route. We had one big bypass in the Tapeats. From the saddle, countoured to the correct Supai bay and started the climb. Quickly got to the Supai crux. It looked easy, but was a bit intimidating when I got up there. Figured out the moves and made it up without issue. Setup a handline for the rest. Onto the Coconino - some fun exposed scrambling thru this section. Next was the Kaibab and the boulder problem. Thought this was the easiest of the cruxes. Maybe due to the lack of exposure. After this took a little searching to find the next climb - finally found the super exposed 10 ft climb. I thought this was the crux of the climb. Spent about 30 min on the summit. Maybe my favorite summit view in the canyon. Made quick work of the descent back to camp. A few of us did two rappels, and two just handlined down. I brought my harness so I was determined to use it. Packed up and moved camp about an hour down to water.
Day 3. Hiked back down to Unkar - put in below the rapids/riffles. About a mile down we ran into a riffle that we should have portaged. I almost flipped twice, but managed to stay in. I was pretty rattled. I've done a lot of packrafting in the canyon, but I have a fear of flipping. We also portaged Escalante, and Neville. At this point I was done, so I packed up and hiked the Escalante rt to New Hance while the others rafted. We didn't know what Papago would be like and I decided to play it safe. When I got there it didn't look bad - oh well, more exercise for me.
The hike out New Hance felt brutal for all of us. I kept thinking, "I thought I was in shape??" We slowly did it with a few breaks mixed in.

Definitely a memorable summit.
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Oct 21 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking3.86 Miles 2,141 AEG
Hiking3.86 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.07 mph
2,141 ft AEG
 
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Ponty pk sneak
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Oct 19 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking3.81 Miles 2,155 AEG
Hiking3.81 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   2.08 mph
2,155 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Ponty pk via sneak rt
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Oct 17 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Miller Peak, AZ 
Miller Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking13.00 Miles 3,800 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   1.77 mph
3,800 ft AEG
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Needed a workout plus wanted to see if there were any fall colors. a bit of aspen color on the Crest trail, and a teeny bit of maple color in Miller Canyon but it's a couple weeks away from peak. good to get back to this trail. It's been at least 10 years.
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Oct 15 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.30 Miles 1,473 AEG
Hiking4.30 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.61 mph
1,473 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Oct 14 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.30 Miles 1,483 AEG
Hiking4.30 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   2.80 mph
1,483 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Oct 13 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.46 Miles 1,611 AEG
Hiking4.46 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   2.55 mph
1,611 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Oct 11 2020
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45 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2020
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles
1,430 ft AEG
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I was wrecked from Babo yesterday, so slept in and did a chill hike on Babad Do'ag
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