Courthouse Butte (5,451′) via Flip Wilson Route (3-pitch 5.10c Trad/Sport Climb)

Courthouse Butte is a 5,451-foot (1,661-meter) formation located roughly midway between the villages of Oak Creek and Sedona, Arizona. It is a very prominent feature from all angles, a massive pedestal held skyward by 1,300-foot cliffs of radiant red sandstone. It happens to stand above and just east of the … Continue reading…

Man on the Moon (4-pitch 5.10b Sport Climb) – Upper Solitude Canyon, Mount Elden

Man on the Moon is a 4-pitch sport climb located in Upper Solitude Canyon on Mount Elden, northern Arizona. The trailhead can be found in a residential cul-de-sac at the end of Paradise Road on the outskirts of Flagstaff. The steep 45-minute approach leads up and through the fantastic realm … Continue reading…

Pipeline Wall via Skylight Arête (3-pitch 5.8 Sport Climb)

Skylight Arête is a 3-pitch sport climb located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. It is one of the most popular routes on the Pipeline Wall, a section of towering conglomerate cliffs at the head of the glacial valley containing the resort town of Telluride. This wall is … Continue reading…

Malyovitsa Valley: Sport Climbing

  Malyovitsa Valley is located in the Rila Mountains of western Bulgaria. It is a U-shaped gorge of clean pink granite, recognized for an abundance of quality climbing routes. At 1,960-meters elevation one finds the climber-friendly Malyovitsa Refuge, a three-storey stone hut built above the river offering hot food, cold … Continue reading…