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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : La Diosa (5.10)
By: Will Cobb When: Jul 1, 2012

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Comments: TRed this route again a few days ago after climbing Flameout. So good.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Twilight Zone (5.11- PG13)
By: Will Cobb When: Jun 27, 2012

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Comments: Got on this one again today and was reminded just how burley it is. What a great climb...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Gone Fishin' (5.10c)
By: Will Cobb When: Jun 12, 2012

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Comments: Great Route. Short but powerful crux leads to juggy climbing and a two bolt anchor.

Very fun.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Queenfolia (5.10)
By: Will Cobb When: Nov 10, 2010

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Comments: Tavis,

There is a #3 Camalot placement about halfway out the flake. Kind of tucked up in there if I recall. I could never bring myself to run it out across that flake either. I did feel like a pumped chump after leading it!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : John's Jugs (5.12)
By: Will Cobb When: Apr 24, 2010

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Comments: Kyle,

Sorry that you did not like this route as much as I did. You are right, it is sharp. If you ever decide to get back on it again ask Chris Tatum about how he taped for it. I think that it really helped him save his skin.

Before you swear off West Elden may I suggest a couple of other routes? Colin's new route "Bold is Love" is really good. "The Prow" and "Twilight Zone" would be 3 star routes anywhere.

Hope to meet you out climbing sometime.

Will


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Cornet Falls Area : Cornet Falls (WI4-5)
By: Will Cobb When: Feb 7, 2010

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Comments: A great climb just 5 minutes from town. I had the chance to climb this a few days ago. Take a small cam or two or a few large stoppers for the top out. You will be glad that you did. Get on this thing quick because it may not last much longer.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Skillet's Revenge (WI4)
By: Will Cobb When: Dec 14, 2009

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Comments: Fun pitch of ice that makes for a nice finish to Chockstone Chimney. Last weekend the climb was heavily cauliflowered and difficult to protect at times. The top out was almost all rock, but took great cams (#2-#3 Camalots) behind the chockstone. Had to swim through waist deep snow to get to the rap anchor up and right from the top of the climb. From here, you can easily rap down the upper portion of Chockstone Chimney.

I thought that the climb was a little closer to 70ft in le... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Earth Angel (5.10-)
By: Will Cobb When: Jul 16, 2009

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Comments: Charles,

I know of several parties who have climbed this route in the dead of summer. I climbed it over the first weekend in September, and it was still pretty darn hot. Take plenty of water and start the hike in early. The route faces mostly north/north west and is in the shade almost all day. The higher you climb, the cooler it is, which is nice.

Good luck, have fun, and post a quick TR when you get back.

Will


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Unknown TR (5.10a)
By: Will Cobb When: May 16, 2009

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Comments: Paul or Larry, do you guys know who climbed this feature first? Dean and I could not have been the first to drop a rope on this arete. Fun climb though.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : TT's Terror (5.7+)
By: Will Cobb When: May 16, 2009

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Comments: Climbed this route again a few days ago. It really is high quality. Fixed TCU remains in place at the crux. Only one or two insecure moves through the pod leads to bomber jams and holds. Fun climbing on great rock.


Location: MO : Capen Park : The Open Book (5.10+)
By: Will Cobb When: Mar 7, 2009

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Comments: I always liked this route because the crux came just at the very top. During my short time in Columbia it seemed like this route would get TRed quite often but rarely led. Karp would show up from time to time and lead the thing, but I never got up the nerve.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Spread Flake (5.10)
By: Will Cobb When: Aug 1, 2008

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Comments: Aimee,

Every other stopper should work fine, but I wouldn't lead this thing. For the most part you have to choose between gear and holds... Just TR it after climbing the Baxter Crack, which is much better anyway.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Miscellaneous Routes : Book Of Friends (5.10c)
By: Will Cobb When: Jul 30, 2008

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Comments: Just climbed this route again with Dean today and it is still awesome. Two sets of cams to #4 Camalot plus a 4.5 and a 5 was great.

A bit of descent beta -

Rapping the route seemed pretty straight forward, but we took the Burcham raps down. These bolts as mentioned above are on the climber's right and sort of behind the route. A full 190' rap into a corridor brings you to two bolts with biners set in a chimney back behind you. As you near the end of your ropes start looking back an... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : The White Wall : Sporte (5.10c)
By: Will Cobb When: Jul 17, 2008

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Comments: Nice work by Dean and Chris Tatum to get new anchors put up on this route. Now it has two bolts with chains on the top out ledge.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Bold is Love (5.11)
By: Will Cobb When: Jul 5, 2008

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Comments: This route is awesome. Pretty stout at 5.10+ but it should be at west elden.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks
By: Will Cobb When: May 14, 2008

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Comments: Hi all. For those of you who don't know me my name is Will Cobb and I am the Access Fund Regional Coordinator for Northern Arizona. Chris Tatum from Vertical Relief Climbing Gym let me know about an active Turkey Vulture nest situated on the ledge at the top of T.L. Bush earlier this week. With help and feedback from the kind folks of the NACC we felt that a voluntary closure of the Gold Wall was in order. I have since learned that Turkey Vultures are protected under the Migratory Bird Treat... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall : T.L. Bush (5.10 PG13)
By: Will Cobb When: Apr 18, 2008

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Comments: A great route with a heads up start. It is about 15" of 5.8 climbing with no pro to an atomic bomb proof #3 Camalot when the seam opens into a pod. The lieback is short but fierce. A strong climber could climb it straight on (.75 Camalot size) but I laidback for all I was worth. The remainder of the route climbs from stance to stance with great gear.

Larry - I have been working on my "cam toss" technique, but it just doesn't seem to work that great...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Broken Arete (5.9)
By: Will Cobb When: Feb 16, 2008

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Comments: This route is amazing. The position, moves and exposure will not be easily forgotten. My favorite for the grade on the Church Wall.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Brown Hornet (5.11a/b)
By: Will Cobb When: Feb 16, 2008

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Comments: Just right of Easy Rider this route is a fun way to finish after completing Broken Arete. Thin, technical face climbing gives way to a dihedral. Just when you think the business is over it throws a few more moves at you before easing off. All in all this is a great line.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : La Diosa (5.10)
By: Will Cobb When: Nov 7, 2007

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Comments: This route is by far the best 5.10 at West Elden. Every move on the headwall is just awesome. Great exposure and great climbing. This route is definitly goddess worthy.

After the bolt I placed a Blue Metolius TCU, then a Purple Metolius TCU. At the small stance look for a green Camalot placement in a pod.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Middle Deception Crack (5.10 PG13)
By: Will Cobb When: Aug 31, 2007

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Comments: For the crux I used the following -

A #2 camalot down low in a slot just to keep me from falling all the way back to the parking lot if I blew the crux gear. An Orange (#3) Metolius TCU and a Gold DMM (1.5 WC Friend Size) cam. Then, have a #2 or #1 camalot ready. Once you stand up in the pod it is possible to place a good cam and once again become safe from taking a fall onto the approach slab.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Verse in Ragtime (5.8 PG13)
By: Will Cobb When: Aug 31, 2007

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Comments: I climbed this route again with Tavis a few weeks ago and was reminded how balancy the crux really is. Leading this thing on tube chocks and rps would be simply a nightmare. Nice work Larry on getting this climb up. If this route were to be climbed today it would probably sport three or four bolts.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Mt. Elden : West Elden : ... : Flameout (5.9-)
By: Will Cobb When: Aug 15, 2007

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Comments: Greg,

That is a great story. I will have to try the "Lameout" variation the next time I am up there.

A question, have you climbed Watermellon? (The next crack system to right of Flameout.)

Will


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Pumphouse Wash : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke... : The Ultimate Dirty Sanchez (5.11a)
By: Will Cobb When: Aug 23, 2006

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Comments: Jon is refering to the wild, loose, dirty, rotten, and dangerous third pitch. It has infact only been climbed once and is certainly not recommended. However if this sounds fun...

Head up the wide crack out of the alcove. From here head up following the path of least resistance to the canyon's rim. This pitch is at least 5.10+ with little to no pro anywhere. (5.10+ X)

There isn't anything like this pitch anywhere, especially not in Boulder.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Queenfolia (5.10)
By: Will Cobb When: Jun 9, 2006

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Comments: Good point Greg. A #3 Camalot fits perfectly into the flake about halfway across. Additionally, it is fairly steep climbing across the flake, so place good gear and climb quickly when possible.


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