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Total Points: 188
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 266 | Routes 4 | Areas 1 | Photos 10 | Page Improvements | Comments 83 | Posts 6 | Stars 93 | Ratings 69
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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: The moon was too perfectly situated to not climb t...

The moon was too perfectly situated to not climb this at the end of the day.

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : North Face Direct "Panic Ro... (5.7)

Apr 24, 2016

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... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Crime and Punishment (5.11)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 27, 2016

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Comments: Redpointed today. Felt harder than histo, but I was also pretty hung over... Either way, a great climb.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Headache Area : The Headache (5.10)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: Did it on almost all passive gear (5 cams placed in total) and could have done it all on passive had I brought more slings. Every pitch eats nuts and hexes. Don't bother with the big stuff.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Sandstone Samurai (5.11a X)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: Got on this last Sunday as my first route on Black Velvet and was surprised to find that almost all of the hardware had been upgraded. A great route and not nearly as serious as expected. To me, X has always meant that the most probable outcome of falling would be death, broken bones for R. By that standard, the route is not X.

Actually, both my partner and I felt that the safety ratings, pitch by pitch, were a bit backwards. On P3, for example, there really isn't any gear besides a small nut ... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Red Arch Mountain : Shune's Buttress (5.11+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: Beautiful route, and definitely soft at .11+. The ow is hard though, definitely hard.

For gear, we had doubles to #2 camalot, singles of 3,4,5, and assorted nuts. This felt totally fine. We had some micro cams, but didn't place any.

After the two raps from the summit, get over to the arete and rap from there down to the drilled angles. From the angles rap to the anchors near the arete at the base of the ow, and from there to the ground. Some micro beta for rapping: situate your knot so ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Stems and Seeds (5.9-)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: Did the first pitch then went right on the big ledge and up a ringlock crack, which was real fun (maybe the top of trapeze?)


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 (5.12c)
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 >>


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