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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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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 route actually finishes up and left. I travers...

The route actually finishes up and left. I traversed right after finishing to lower off of the second pitch anchors on Crow's Nest.

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Coherent Excitation (5.11 X)

Jun 27, 2016

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... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Booted from the Galley (5.12)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jul 21, 2016

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Comments: Booted from the Galley is a great line, and without a question a worthy contribution to one of Southern AZ's best crags. Huge thanks to Andy and friends for polishing this gem!

As Andy mentioned, the line can be done on mostly gear, skipping the first three (perhaps also fourth?) bolts as well as the bolt at the end of the crux dihedral. However, for the first three bolts, care will need to be taken to find the best placements. I personally tested the gear in the crux dihedr... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Coherent Excitation (5.11 X)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: Finally got on this thing today. The rock that you climb on is actually really good quality, but the rock that your pro goes in is (mostly) pretty questionable. I wasn't really planning on leading it today, but decided to give it a go after Crow's Nest. Anyways, I only had some nuts/hexes and three microcams with me. As such, it's pretty spicy. Having some more cams (micro and finger/tight hand sizes) would have taken some of the sting ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Crows Nest (5.10b)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: Great climb! I can't believe it's taken me this long to get on it. I linked all three pitches, and rope drag wasn't an issue at all. Extend long and try not to place directly beneath the roofs.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Bad To The Bone (5.12a)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: Fun route with lots of interesting, delicate movement. Definitely not spectacular, but also not at all bad.

I'm really not sure what I think about the grade. On my onsight attempt it felt real hard for .12a, but once I hung and looked around a bit I found some hidden holds that made everything quite a bit easier. The crux, for me, was up high, and was essentially a move or two of hard slab, but not .12a hard slab. Also, there's pretty good resting stances throughout most of the climb. That bei... more >>


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?)


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