Type: Boulder, 10 ft (3 m)
FA: unknown
Page Views: 235 total · 18/month
Shared By: Alex R on Dec 31, 2020
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick

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So 2020 wasn't your year. Maybe your girlfriend broke up with you for a stronger climber. Maybe you lost all of your finger strength when the gym closed in the wake of a pandemic. Heck, maybe you're trapped in Phoenix on New Year's Eve while all your friends are out climbing in exotic locations. What could you possibly do to remedy this? I got it! 

Step 1) Convince your mom to drop you off on the choss pile known as Camelback-tourist-trap-Mountain.

Step 2) Push past all the Karens who refuse to wear a mask, going against the advice of all health experts and scientists, and dodge winded hikers who decide to "take a breather" in the middle of the trail a mere 100 yards from the parking lot.

Step 3) Wander aimlessly off trail and find the only splitter off-width route on this godforsaken mountain in the hopes of feeling something.

Start on a good left foot and a bomber chicken wing. Thrash your way up 10 feet of torturous, crumbly "rock" until you reach the thank-goodness jugs out right. From here top out, to the dismay of all those ASU Greek-lifers trying to get a perfect photo for The Gram, and scramble down the backside of the boulder.

Although not necessary, the FA recommends wearing your smallest bouldering shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt to really rub salt in those wounds of yours. How else do you expect rock out the New Year in peak climbing shape?

A side note: It might have been best to forgo any more suffering this year and just hit the Champagne a little early. I'm not sure my heart could take blowing another send.


Follow the Echo Canyon trail to where Bobby's Rock trail branches off. Take this approximately 50 yards until you see a split boulder on the right side of the trail. This boulder is located about 25 feet from the Pocket and a Pinch boulder.