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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

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
You get the idea

You get the idea

AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Euclid and 2nd St crack (5.8 V0 R)

Nov 23, 2014

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

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

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

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... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Oppositional Defiance Disor... (5.9)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 21, 2015

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Comments: I think I did this? I had meant to do Run Like Hell, but I guess I just wasn't paying attention and ended up climbing something to it's left (anxious to climb/get out of the sun, I suppose). At a certain point I stepped right into a small corner with two pitons, which led to a right-leaning flake/crack and eventually the anchors of Run Like Hell on my right. The description here indicates moving left each time that I moved right, hmm. Whatever I did, though, was pretty fun and a good warm up. Fe... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 6 - Mid-Mountain : ... : Hairlip BJ Ecstasy (5.11)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 21, 2015

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Comments: The strangeness of this route's name is almost commensurate to the climbing it involves. The rock quality to start is not great, but gets better as you approach the roof via fun, thoughtful climbing. The moves over the roof are bizarre (beta spoiler: they involve making a big dynamic move from a heel hook too a somewhat insecure handjam). After the roof the climbing stays hard and doesn't really let up until some nice jugs at the very end. As for the rating: the guide that I was working off of (... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Chicken Co-op (5.10)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: A great way to get the blood flowing in the morning! Felt easier than the second pitch of Abracadaver, which is supposed to be .10a/b (I think). Anyways, it's not as hard as .10 offwidth would suggest (in fact, I'm more inclined to give the lower, sporty, section a harder rating than the offwidth). The key to making the offwidth not-so-bad (spoiler) is to get your right leg horizontal and wedge it way back.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Histoplasmosis (5.11+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Awesome route! It felt sort of like I was sport climbing on finger-locks and hand-jams. As for the gear: below the bolts I used a #1 bd, two large stoppers, and a #1 and a #2 Metolius, all of which were bomber (especially the stoppers!). I took the aforementioned right-hand exit above the bolts and found three really good placements: two small hexes and one larger stopper.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Mr. Meanor (5.8+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: Forgoing the crimps around the crack makes for nice, thoughtful movement (and, so say I, better climbing).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Armed Robbery (5.11)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: A good route, although it didn't quite live up to its hype for me. The upper section, in particular, wasn't very enjoyable. That being said, the first few moves are pretty great and the very short lived finger-lock is cool.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Safecracker (5.11a/b)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: Really fun route that protects perfectly well on just nuts. Also, as of today there is a small nut fixed just below the crux (My partner didn't try cleaning it, so I'm not sure how hard it would be to get out).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Off Scott Free (5.9+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: Delicate little bit of slab to start (we began right below the "bowl" and did not use the disconnected slab that rests against the wall). As noted, a single nut placement helps mitigate the space between bolts (a #7 bd, the little-ish red one, for us).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Glide Path (5.12a)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: What's the deal with the start? Is the bottom section of the crack now supposed to go on gear, or are the bolts simply waiting to be replaced?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Crime and Punishment (5.11)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: Got on this today after some time up at the goosehead. Great climb with lots of variation. I came off just after trying to head straight up off the bolt. Hung for a minute then tried heading slightly right (to a little fingerlock-able v-slot) which was much easier, but still a bit tricky.
Also, I noticed that in some comments it sounds like people are heading left after the bolt to the low set of anchors. Is this the intended finish? Heading up to the big ledge and the higher anchors definitely... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Goosed But Smilin' (5.11-)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: Pretty strenuous crux, but really cool movement. I was able to get a good #1 in below the pin and a #2 Metolius above it. I linked p1 and p2, which made for a pretty exciting route overall, and I wouldn't really recommend doing it this way unless you like big runouts on slab with horrible rope drag.If you do link the two, save a draw for the top of the last pitch. I didn't have any left and ended up running a nut through the bolt for pro.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Palms Down (5.10- PG13)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 8, 2015

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Comments: Did the first pitch only. Started further left, beneath a right-leaning crack that converges with the main line. It looked better than standing in a tree to start, but probably wasn't (cornflake rock, bushes, meh). The climbing in the main system is really funky, but mostly cool. I ended up doing some weird stuff up high that was sort of hard. However, (beta spoiler?) my partner found a decent hold hidden behind a little shrub which made the sequence much easier.
There is pretty good gear throug... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Unknown (Left of I Been Rob... (5.10+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Apr 19, 2015

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Comments: Got on this a few days ago. Felt slightly harder than Stealin', although it may have been because I started up too far right and ended up having to downclimb and traverse back into the proper line. Definitely not a horrible route, but nothing special either.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Pitfalls of Hesitation (5.10)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Apr 19, 2015

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Comments: We ended up starting at the base of the spire for the first pitch and ending just above the roof, at the first bolted anchors. It may be advisable to build a belay below the roof if you start as low as we did: with only two pieces in before the roof the rope drag was still pretty bad (although I did have a tag line). The obvious line for the second pitch heads straight up off of the belay through a few small roofs and into a right-leaning hand crack. We took this line and felt that it was fairly... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : Stealin (5.11a)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: Fun route to do after Valentine. I got on it without knowing the grade, and when I was finished assumed it was 10+/11-. Granted, if you move far enough to the right so as to stem on the face of valentine, it's probably a bit easier (so don't stem?). Oh, and the roof is way easier than it looks from the ground, so don't let it scare you.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Our Father (5.10 R)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 21, 2015

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Comments: Gorgeous route.
First pitch: super enjoyable climbing up a mellow and highly-featured dihedral.
Second pitch: I made the mistake(?) of climbing out right to two bolts and then back left to the bolt that actually belongs to the route. The climbing didn't seem any harder than 5.9 (which isn't to say that doing it this way doesn't introduce more 5.9 crux moves, but whatever). It may just be that I'm not used to sandstone slab (I'm not), but from the belay it really isn't obvious where to go, so th... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff : Atman (5.10a)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 21, 2015

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Comments: Really fun little route. Tight hands to perfect hands to wide hands/perfect hands further back. #3 isn't necessary, although can be used for an anchor if you run out of #2s (which you will need two of at most).


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