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All 237 | Routes 4 | Areas 1 | Photos 9 | Page Improvements | Comments 78 | Posts 5 | Stars 82 | Ratings 58
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Great Gig in the Sky

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R (1)

Trad, 3 pitches, 400'

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : End Pinnacle

Jan 4, 2016

Matricide

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a (1)

Trad, 50'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Skillsaw Crag

Sep 4, 2015

Euclid and 2nd St crack (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 R (1)

Trad, Boulder, 60'

AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : University of Arizona

Nov 23, 2014

Red Pillar left

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 80'

AZ : *Sedona Area : ... : Brins Mesa

Oct 27, 2013

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Semuc Champey

North America : Guatemala

May 30, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: A print of unknown climbers on the first pitch is ...

A print of unknown climbers on the first pitch is displayed in a Patagonia store in Seattle.

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Great Gig in the Sky (5.11c R)

Jan 5, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The thank-God chickenhead on pitch two

The thank-God chickenhead on pitch two

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Great Gig in the Sky (5.11c R)

Jan 4, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch one

Pitch one

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Great Gig in the Sky (5.11c R)

Jan 4, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on pitch one. Second pitch ascends the hea...

Climber on pitch one. Second pitch ascends the headwall above the corner and ends just above, and to the right of, the large roof on the left

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Lumpy Unmentionables (5.11- X)

Oct 16, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: You get the idea

You get the idea

AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Euclid and 2nd St crack (5.8 V0 R)

Nov 23, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Uphill from the two other pictures. Start low on t...

Uphill from the two other pictures. Start low on the crack, go up and right, then dyno left to the white, inverted, triangle which is a jug, but is extremely sharp. Didn't finish it, so cant say how h

North America : Guatemala : Semuc Champey

May 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Another traverse. On the downhill side of the trai...

Another traverse. On the downhill side of the trail near the second set of pools. V0-v1

North America : Guatemala : Semuc Champey

May 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: On the uphill side of the trail, near the first se...

On the uphill side of the trail, near the first set of pools. Maybe v2, but fun.

North America : Guatemala : Semuc Champey

May 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Welcome to Semuc Champey

Welcome to Semuc Champey

North America : Guatemala : Semuc Champey

May 30, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Pretzel Logic (5.11+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Got on this thing today. Turning the lip felt pretty easy, reaching the first handjam, however, felt hard. I'm 5'9" and the best way to get to it was to dyno (which is pretty damn painful). There might be some better beta that I missed, and I'll definitely get on it at least once more. The roof protects on all finger-sized pieces, but you'll probably want at least one #1 and #2 to build an anchor.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Flyboy (5.12+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Took a few runs on this today thinking it was 12b (that's what my partner told me it was) and didn't think he had sand-bagged me. Also, one of us took a fall on the fourth bolt and noticed afterwards that it had partially pulled out from the wall. We took the hanger off so that nobody else gets on it and pulls the rest of the bolt out. This is a really fun route and definitely deserves (and needs) upgraded hardware!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Jimmywacky (5.11d)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: Pitch one is definitely the money pitch; `130' of varied, thought-provoking, and challenging climbing on great rock. Pitch two isn't bad, but lacks the rock quality and continuity of the first. The initial ~40' of the second pitch contains continuously hard, thin climbing, after which there's ~130' of easy climbing to the anchors. We rapped from the top of the second with two 50m ropes and barely got back to the anchors on pitch one (note: the rap line falls about 20' left of the ancho... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Vineyard Cove : Jacob's Ladder (5.7)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: Rumor has it that three hooligans engaged in a shroom/alcohol induced midnight free solo of this route this past beanfest. Hip belays and hand rappels were said to have been employed, creating an effective illusion of safety.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Devoid (5.10 X)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: This is one of the most unique, badass, and wild climbs I've ever done. It's definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you think you're up for the mental challenge then quit wasting time and go get on it: you won't be disappointed!
P1: There is a bolt visible from the ground, but this is the second bolt. I made the mistake of aiming for it and nearly climbed past the first bolt, which was just below and about 20' right of me.
P2: There is a bolt visible about 30' right of the belay. This i... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Lumpy Unmentionables (5.11- X)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Alex!
Some info on the route:
The first pitch is definitely not .11-, more like .11+, possibly .12-, depending on how you do the traverse. The climbing itself is really good and includes technical stemming, laybacking, some burly chimney-esque moves, and a super-delicate and burly traverse/mantle to finish. The rock quality isn't great, but it isn't horrible, either. Geir and I definitely cleaned up most of what needed to come off. The pitch also protects really well, but it does take s... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Cap'm Pissgums (5.10+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: I'm not usually one to up-grade a route. In fact I think that, generally, I'm prone to down-grading. That being said, to rate this route 10+ is a total sandbag: this is one of the burliest routes I've ever been on (which includes an ".11+" offwidth (Matricide, Skillsaw crag)). Here is my pitch-by-pitch review:
P1: Intense, burly stemming from the moment you clip the first bolt. At one point I ended up in a legitimate iron cross, with my right hand palming a lichen covered sloper and my left pres... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Sensory Desuetude (5.11a R)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Sep 11, 2015

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Comments: TJ and I bagged an onsight ascent of this beast yesterday. This is really an amazing climb that deserves more attention. However, the R/X rating applies to the crux, so be sure that you're solid at the grade before getting on it!

As for gear: we had doubles to #1 and singles to #4. Some offset cams/nuts would probably make the crux pitch feel a bit more secure.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Crosscut (5.10b)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Sep 4, 2015

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Comments: Fun little route. Agree with Jimbo that it's not 5.10. More like 5.9.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Jimmy Dean (5.11)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Did the first pitch only. The first 30-40' involve slightly overhung and thought-provoking climbing. After that, though, it turns into a really easy (5.7ish) and slightly vegetated crack/corner for the remainder of the route. A good warm-up/cool-down for the area.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Rogue Planet (5.12c)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Aug 14, 2015

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Comments: The climbing on Rogue Planet, especially on the second pitch, is some of the most cryptic and beta-intensive climbing that I've ever done. It's also some of the best. The crux on pitch one felt like solid .12 to me, although others have suggested an easier rating. If you're really good at thin, technical arete climbing it may not feel so hard. Pitch two had three distinct cruxes for me, each one easier than the last. The real battle, however, was putting it all together; in 130' of cli... more >>


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