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Dec 24, 2012
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For those of us without money for gas, and for those of us sick with the gym. Tucson has many fun buildings to climb, and I am interested in developing an area page. I would like some tips and suggestions as to where spots are. If you are not interested in buildering, or do not consider it real climbing that's fine! you do not have to waste your time with a response. AnonymooseCoward
Joined Nov 22, 2012
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Dec 24, 2012
I consider myself a builderer. Haven't done it in a while because I am old now and get self conscious. Also I got arrested last time I was up on 'sobriety crack' downtown...charges were not climbing related.

Steve
mcarizona
From Flag
Joined Feb 5, 2007
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Dec 24, 2012
On top of Hitchcock Pinnacle.
This would be cool. There's very few spots close to the U or downtown, so a list of places near there would be great, especially if legal (although Ed Abbey was a So. AZ native and great role model). A spot in town I've seen is the rock wall on the North side of the rattlesnake bridge. Good for traversing and not much else, but it's something. Steven Groetken
From Durango, CO
Joined Sep 30, 2012
347 points
Dec 24, 2012
Please tell where sobriety crack is located... Kirk Hutchinson
Joined May 29, 2012
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Dec 25, 2012
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I can tell you right now there are many on highland by the U that I will be uploading soon. I'm not a student there, so help from someone who is would be appreciated. And sobriety crack location.... please. AnonymooseCoward
Joined Nov 22, 2012
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Dec 25, 2012
Sobriety crack is in downtown flagstaff. It's an obvious fist crack between two buildings. I used to work for the guy who owned the buildings and he talked to me about filling it in so no one climbs it. I don't know if he will but just in case you should get knackered and go do it soon. It's right down from mountain sports. shotgunnelson
Joined May 30, 2009
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Dec 25, 2012
I used to builder a fair bit back in high school. I'd be happy to contribute to this page if you put it up. The U of A is loaded with fun spots to climb, some of the most memorable being the pillars on the north side of the Life Sciences South building, several problems on the chemistry buildings, the upstairs of the student union, the student union clock tower and the hyland residence hall traverse. As a non-UA student I'm not too familiar with the building names, but I could definitely walk around and point the spots out if you wanted to meet up at some point. Kemper Brightman
From Walla Walla, WA
Joined Dec 28, 2011
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Dec 26, 2012
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There is no need to put this on the area, but there are cranes all over the university. Someone should hit that up. AnonymooseCoward
Joined Nov 22, 2012
180 points
Dec 26, 2012
tanuki
there used to be a crack on the N side of the art building facing speedway. IIRC it was a #2 or #3 size, went up 3 stories and was easily climbable. a buddy of mine did it in 1989 or 1990. i am not sure if it is still there or not. NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
Joined Dec 6, 2009
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Dec 27, 2012
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From Flagtown, AZ
Joined Feb 24, 2009
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Dec 27, 2012
Moving into Pabst Trap on the One Wall.
Smearing shoe rubber all over public art is probably a bad idea.^^^ Colin Cox
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Dec 27, 2012
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robbo is that the chase bank on country club? AnonymooseCoward
Joined Nov 22, 2012
180 points
Jan 8, 2013
Euclid St Parking Garage, between University and 2nd. I've only known one party that's pulled it off without the 5-0 showing up. We got busted leading it, but no charges. The cops were actually pretty psyched about us doing it, 'cept for the illegal part.

A perfect ~50' splitter divides the garage in half N-S; a bomber handcrack (for me) on the east side, fists (again, for me) on the Euclid/west side. Lap-solo it fast for the ultimate in covert.

I've also heard that the Rillito Path has a horizontal OW simulator, but don't know much beta. Eric? Jimbo? jbak? y'all out there?
Andy Bennett
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Mar 22, 2006
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Jan 10, 2013
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Feel free to add any of these to the area site. AnonymooseCoward
Joined Nov 22, 2012
180 points
Jan 11, 2013
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many of the parking garages on campus have 5 or 6 story cracks from hands to off-width...there are also many fine thin traverses and other problems around the u of a. Many can be done without a crashpad, however, people tend to be a bit wierded out so the early hours of the morning seem to work best. joshf
From missoula, mt
Joined Oct 25, 2007
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Jan 17, 2013
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Anyone interested in running some laps on the urban splitters at U of A? AnonymooseCoward
Joined Nov 22, 2012
180 points
Jan 18, 2013
It's been a long time since Chauancy Parker and i attempted to climb the south buttress of a large bank building in down town Phoenix. The chimney system is about 4 to 5 feet wide for at least 20 stories. To protect the ascent we decided to bring along two 2x4's with drilled holes threaded with one inch tubular webbing. The building has indentations every four feet or so which we could lay the 2x4 across and clip in and protect the climb, or so we thought.
We started at midnight and found the climbing easy with good rests but after four stories we bailed and down climbed thinking about the exposure, concrete and all the trouble we would face if caught.
It would make a great climb in a buildering sort of way.
You can't miss the building if you driving I-10 past Phx, it's a deep chimney begging to be climbed.
Peter Noebels
Joined Jun 15, 2007
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