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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Saguaro Hotel

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Cholla Mountain

Dec 8, 2010

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Courthouse looms in the background. Kevin getting ...

Courthouse looms in the background. Kevin getting set.

AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Courthouse Rock

Dec 13, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Amanda coming up the first pitch. Watch that top-o...

Amanda coming up the first pitch. Watch that top-out if your on lead! Decking potential??

AZ : Sedona Area : ... : North Face Route (5.8)

Nov 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: A shot of the 1st pitch. Lindsey quotes "Best...

A shot of the 1st pitch. Lindsey quotes "Best Turkey Day ever!"

AZ : Sedona Area : ... : North Face Route (5.8)

Nov 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin finishing a nice day with dealers choice

Kevin finishing a nice day with dealers choice

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Dealers Choice (5.10a/b)

Aug 6, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Beware! GM can create it's own weather quickly...F...

Beware! GM can create it's own weather quickly...Fun!

AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Granite Mountain

Jul 29, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Northern Arizona Boulderin... : Flagstaff Bouldering : Kelly Canyon : ... : Earth (V6 R)
By: noburu When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: Just a quick historical comment. Pretty sure I did this problem many, many years ago if it is the one with softball sized river rocks in the landing zone and an undercut alcove at the bottom...?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Pond : Pocket Pow-Wow (5.10b)
By: noburu When: Nov 22, 2010

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Comments: Pumpy climb! I had a great time being reminded of what Non-Crack climbing feels like in the forearms. As usual with Queen creek pockets, on this route, don't look for whats perfect, look for what quickly works.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Pond : Pocket Warmer (5.6)
By: noburu When: Nov 22, 2010

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Comments: This is a really great warm-up if you haven't done pockets for a while. Also a perfect New Climber route. When looking at the Pocket pow-wow wall, just look right(east) at the rounded arete.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Knob Hill Area : Last Light (5.7)
By: noburu When: Dec 21, 2009

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Comments: There is a 2 bolt anchor with a sling at the top of this climb. There was not a rap ring so we did the walk off. Next time I'm back, don't know when that will be, I will replace the sling and add a ring. Chil and Fun 5.7
P.S. I also believe that it is on the SOUTH/West part of the hill, not the north


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Eagletail Mountains : Courthouse Rock : Standard Route (5.5)
By: noburu When: Dec 13, 2009

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Comments: On pitch 5 (or if you link...then pitch 4), make sure that after the 2nd bolt, you go RIGHT of the bulge to hit the belay. I skirted left, missed the belay completely, and did a "nice" simul-climb with my partner for about 100 ft to the next anchor. P.S. Don't be fooled by the bright pink sling about 50 feet above that second bolt, I thought it was the anchor and it ended up looking like someone had jammed a pencil in the rock and tied a sling to it!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Sven Slab
By: noburu When: Nov 8, 2009

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Comments: Very few bees (like 2 or 3) but no nest today at One for the Road area (11/09)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Sven Slab : One for the Road (5.6)
By: noburu When: Nov 8, 2009

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Comments: The second pitch is actually pretty fun. Saw bees, not many, no nest (11/09)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Morrell's Wall : Beat Feet (5.8+)
By: noburu When: Jan 12, 2009

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Comments: WOW! Awesome climb. I thought...yeah right, this start doesn't look slippery. Whoops, fell on my first piece when my foot slipped. Over compensate the # of draws that you think. Does a #5 really protect that squeeze? I had a 4 that I definitely couldn't use. Watch for HUGE drag at the top (big sling?). Careful to stay left on the repel or face a bad edge.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Atlantis : Brush Your Teeth Before You... (5.9 PG13)
By: noburu When: Aug 23, 2008

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Comments: One of the more scarier moments in my climbing career...yes, I agree!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Pinnacle Peak : Pinnacle Peak : South Crack (5.5)
By: noburu When: Nov 3, 2007

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Comments: I know it's not the hardest thing to grunt through, but shouldn't this line get a little more respect than 5.3? The two roofs on the second pitch are definitely strong climbing moves.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow Areas : Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs : Dealers Choice (5.10a/b)
By: noburu When: Aug 6, 2007

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Comments: Fun one!! If your tall enough (around 6 feet) and you don't mind getting feet a little high, I don't think that this is too finger size dependent. You can hit tiny finger tips low, or get a much wider bottleneck up higher. (If i'm remembering correctly)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Winslow Areas : Jacks Canyon : Main Wall : Genesis (5.10d)
By: noburu When: Aug 1, 2007

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Comments: That darn last corner up top has killed my red-point both times...this weekend...you're mine!!!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Lookout Mountain
By: noburu When: Feb 27, 2007

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Comments: Be EXTREMELY cautious about the parking lot here. I have seen one and heard of another break-in and this Sunday was a victim myself. Smashed window and stolen items.


Contributed Forum Posts

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Lost: Mnt. Hardware beanie: FlagstaffLost and FoundnoburuNov 27, 2012
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re: Cochise Stronghold Poo-BanditArizona & New MexiconoburuFeb 2, 2012
re: Oak Flat NewsArizona & New MexiconoburuFeb 2, 2012
re: Queen Creek needs your Help (again)Arizona & New MexiconoburuDec 19, 2010
re: Moving to Arizona...Arizona & New MexiconoburuJun 22, 2009
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