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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Abracadaver (5.11a)
By: Austin Sobotka When: 4 days ago

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Comments: What an awesome route! First pitch is harder than it looks from the ground (awkward/insecure), second pitch is not as bad as it looks (I haven't done a great many offwidths, but it felt closer to 5.9/5.9+ than 10), third pitch is just so much fun, but not as pumpy as I had expected (lots of good stemming available). It was insanely windy when we did the route, and it definitely made the fourth and fifth pitches feel harder (so windy that I almost got blown off some of the thinner moves). The fir... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Centerpiece (5.10-)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Feb 24, 2015

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Comments: Great climb. Upper crack was tight hands for me. 10-/10 seems right on. Smaller hands would definitely ease up the crux.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Jungle Gym (5.10c)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Feb 23, 2015

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Comments: Good, exciting climbing. The bottom was slightly more strenuous than it looked, although I may have just chosen bad beta. I took the right side exit and was able to get a questionable .75 in for the last section.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Stoner's Boner (5.9)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Feb 20, 2015

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Comments: Good fun. If you have occasion to not rappel, the walk off the back takes no more than 5 minutes to get back to the base of the route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Standard Route (5.7)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Feb 20, 2015

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Comments: To reiterate points regarding some previous comments: I don't know if the mantle(s) on P1 are 5.7 or not. However, if they are harder (by which standard?) then apply Jerry Cagle's comment. I'm offering this simply for the sake of those who would like to climb the route but may be tentative about the mantles (due to prior comments).
Also, the "death crawl" is entirely unnecessary. In fact, I realized only once I finished the route that I never engaged in any distinctly chuckwalla-like movement. ... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Squaretop : Cragaholic's Dream (5.10c)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Feb 8, 2015

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Comments: Wonderful route. A number six is really not necessary, nor are triples of 2-3. We did the second pith with three fours and no five. Although a five would have been nice, the climbing is fairly easy and takes fours throughout. The third pitch is probably harder than the second, if you have short legs.
The only negative: the rappels are horrible. We almost got our rope stuck on the second rap and actually got it stuck on the last.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Monster Buck (5.12-)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Really fun route with balance intensive movement throughout. 12a is about right for me, 11d (as per two other ratings) seems like quite the sandbag. However, elevation may have played a large role given that I'm generally a Phoenix climber. Either way, if it's within your limit then definitely give it a go! I personally found the crux to be right after the roof, but I may have been missing a better sequence.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Hobo Jungle : South of No North (5.12b)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Great route! Although the arete stumped me... is the route intended to follow the right or left side of it?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : East Verde : The Library : Modern Day Cowboy (5.11c/d)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: Really great climb. 11c seems about right, although an on-sight attempt may be worthy of a 12a (it would be quite tricky to find the last move without any beta). If you're at the Library, give it a shot!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Main Amphitheater : Lord Humongous (5.11)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: Really fun! When it starts to get hard just look for a jug, they're there.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Stone Garden : Sessions (5.12a) : Photo
By: Austin Sobotka When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: Aaron, awesome picture!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Oak Flats : Atlantis : Flake Orgasm (V3)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jul 19, 2013

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Comments: If this is a v3, then every 5.11 at queen creek is a 5.10-


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : West Clear Creek : Middle Section : Bird of Prey (5.11b)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: A beautiful line, which, in light of its imposing appearance, protects perfectly with gear, and is supplemented with a bolt wherever protection is either non-existent or would be questionable. I did only the first pitch, per the first ascensionist's recommendation, and couldn't imagine the second being even comparable in quality. The existing pictures come far from doing this line justice.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney : East Buttress (5.7) : Photo
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: Isn't that why we climb in the first place?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : McDowell Mountains : Tom's Thumb : Hot Line (5.10b)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Did this climb some 4 months ago with Manny. Really awesome line (although my memory may be more fond due to the fact that i had always wanted to lead it and somehow got it clean first try). Need to go back and climb it again. Bring doubles of 1's and 2's, possibly triples if you want to sew it up. It's burly.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : La Nariz (5.11+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Really good climbing, all three cruxes present good, differed challenges and fun movement. Thought it to be easier than submission.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Submission (5.11c/d)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Colonel; The last bolt is reachable if you lean right before moving up to the jug that is a little further out left, although it is still a little reachy. Great line, sustained nature of the climb was the crux for me.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Transmission (5.11b)
By: Austin Sobotka When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Number six is not necessary if you are comfortable on 5.9 offwidth. even still, where the six would be placed (the last ten feet) you have a perfect placement for a number 1 camalot at your feet. Granted some may very well want to take the six, but if you do not have one and are comfortable running it out ten feet, go for it. Also the second picth has lots of nice constrictions, so bring those nuts.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Atlantis : Public Hanging Direct (5.11c)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: Awesome line! After getting on it I couldn't believe that I had not done so Sooner, in my opinion it is on par with smoking guns. Not too hard as long as you spot the key three finger pocket at the crux.


Location: Josh Cook : CLIMBS SO GOOD : Photo
By: Austin Sobotka When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: holy shit, this is amazing. Where?? I searched for cochamo, but nothing came up.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : The Refuge : ... : Live and Let Dyno (5.12)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: Really fun route! movement, location, and position are all great. I cannot fathom, however, how this could be a twelve. It seems to me that smokin guns, the last gentleman, timeshare, and the 12a at the towers, are all significantly harder than live and let dyno. The crux moves seem comprable in difficulty to flakes of wrath/mona lisa, both 11a/b. Although 10+ would seem acceptable if the route or general area was old school, it is not, and i think for the area a mid to low 11 rating fits well.
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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Pinnacle Peak : Pinnacle Peak : Death Watch (5.10c)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: Really good route, wish it were longer. Stick clip is a good idea, i rapped the route after doing chutes and ladders and clipped the first bolt that way.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Flatiron : Sidewinder (5.10a)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Mar 5, 2013

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Comments: Great climb. At a leisurely pace, from car to car it took about seven hours. This route opened me up to the prospect that climbing in the superstitions may not be as contrived as i had decided it was.
Also, where the regular trail drops over a small ridge (about 2/3 of the way up) we turned right accidentally and found a line of cairns that led directly to the base of the prow of the flatiron. Perhaps this is the proper climbers trail? I'm not sure if it is faster either way, but it is an option... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Totem-Proto Area : The Fruits of Optomisim (5.9+)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: had an awesome time putting this up! fun, juggy climbing. thanks to aaron for trusting me with bolting!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Lower Devil's East (LDE) : ... : Centipede Corner (5.10b/c)
By: Austin Sobotka When: Jan 13, 2013

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Comments: first of all, to add to the plethora of comments alluding to it already, it is an awesome line! this and smokin' guns are definitely my two favorite routes in queen creek. though i thought the rating of 10b/c was a little generous. for the area i could see it falling in that range,but more universally i would put it at 9+/10-. only mentioning it because it would be a shame to scare away folks who climb consistently in sandbagged areas, or have only experienced trad in such areas


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