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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Veestupid (FA)

V-easy 3 (1)

Boulder, 8'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Hexagonal Boulder

Jan 2, 2010

Contrivial Hex (FA)

V0+ 4+ (1)

Boulder, 8'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Hexagonal Boulder

Jan 2, 2010

Squeeze Gneiss (FA)

V0 4 (1)

Boulder, 6'

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Red Beauty Boulder

Jan 2, 2010

Ocotillo Enema (FA)

V0- 4- (0)

Boulder, 10'

AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Monkey Skull

Jan 2, 2010

Dreamscape Buttress

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (18)

Trad, 5 pitches, 600'

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Westworld Dome

Mar 5, 2009

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Hexagonal Boulder

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Mystic Boulders

Jan 2, 2010

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Hexagonal boulder with veestupid on the right.

Hexagonal boulder with veestupid on the right.

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Veestupid (V-easy)

Jan 2, 2010

Hexagonal Boulder. Contrivial Hex is on the left.

Hexagonal Boulder. Contrivial Hex is on the left.

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Contrivial Hex (V0+)

Jan 2, 2010

at the start of squeeze gneiss

at the start of squeeze gneiss

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Squeeze Gneiss (V0)

Jan 2, 2010

Monkey Butt South Face. The boulder adjacent to Mo...

Monkey Butt South Face. The boulder adjacent to Monkey Skull. Ocotillo Enema starts at pad visible in pic.

AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Ocotillo Enema (V0-)

Jan 2, 2010

The start of the route next to 25' tree as describ...

The start of the route next to 25' tree as described in Kerry's book.

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Dreamscape Buttress (5.9)

Mar 5, 2009

The route goes up the right side of the left most ...

The route goes up the right side of the left most dome

AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Dreamscape Buttress (5.9)

Mar 5, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Barney's Rubble : ... : Photo
By: BenJamN When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: looks pretty short there, stealthy.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Lower Castle Rock : PG Advised (5.10b)
By: BenJamN When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: variation:
climb amy carter or flying frog and connect to this route at last bolt.
maybe 5.10


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Lower Castle Rock : Amy Carter (5.9)
By: BenJamN When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: if anyone knows why Jim called it amy carter, then spill the beans please. TIA!


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Lower Castle Rock : Idiots journey (5.9)
By: BenJamN When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: This route as described has been climbed previously and a couple variations. as earliest as the late 80s but definitely over 10 years ago; alternate endings too. all previously unreported. 1st done date is about as known as some of the boulderings around Leavenworth.
Despite the uncertainty of the FA day, it is a fun jaunt and takes one to below the giant large roof on the right of Lower castle. from this point, many options including Idiots delight, bird-nest overhang, the finishing p... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : Dreamscape Buttress (5.9)
By: BenJamN When: Feb 3, 2010

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Comments: Climber-
For the record- who was DDC's partner ??


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : The Wasteland
By: BenJamN When: Feb 3, 2010

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Comments: Whats the lowdown on all the new bolted lines around the wasteland route??? Also this crag should be called "Squid Dome" as the cliff looks much like the mollusk when viewed from the drainage...


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Ventana Canyon : Ventana Canyon Bouldering : Mystic Boulders
By: BenJamN When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: Also easy to get to boulders via walking up creek at 3rd crossing.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Batline Dome : Batline (5.9)
By: BenJamN When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: FWIW a nice TR direct version is possible off the 1st anchor. Instead of going right at bolt, keep trending up ramp to an undercling and crimp your way straight up to rejoin the regular batline route. Adds about ten new moves. Group consensus was at 5.10-. Possible to lead but would be thin pro with big runout.

As for batline, 1st half or pitch one hardest move is reaching the anchor. Also recommend one long pitch, (with tricky move getting above 1st anchor)...gear after 1st anchor seemed spa... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Batline Dome : Unknown left side (5.10-) (5.10- PG13)
By: BenJamN When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: FWIW a buddy and I TR'd a line in between the unnamed 5.9 crack to the right and this route. We thought the climbing checked in at about 5.10+, feeling harder than the 10- on lead. Start as for the 10- and instead of trending left with obvious crack like holds, go straight up...fun moves using side-pulls and stemming to surmount the bulge.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Zappa Dome : Excentrifugal Forz (5.8+)
By: BenJamN When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: Might be easy to 1st bolt but rock quality not quite stellar---a small tcu is useful to protect leader. A fall here would not be pretty.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Zappa Dome : Playground Psychotics (5.10a)
By: BenJamN When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: Fun Route here!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Zappa Dome : We're Only In It For the Mo... (5.10a)
By: BenJamN When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: much easier than two 10a's to the left; felt more like 5.9.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Tucson Area Bouldering : Panther Peak : Ol' Snaggletooth : Snaggletooth (V0)
By: BenJamN When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: Good problem with fun moves.

FWIW the block described at finish is not chert but rather a silicious tuff. Chert is silic-rich, mircocrystalline marine sedimentary rock.


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