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Deep Freeze 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: FA Larry Treiber, Dave Hodson, Terry Price '76, FFA Stan Mish, Jim Waugh '78
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 29, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The money climb, Deep Freeze (5.11). Garbanzo Bean...

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Description 

Far and away the best single route in the McDowells- plus it goes to the top of a tower. Twin 10+/11- cruxes, one low and one high plus quality climbing on this long pitch, or obvious two pitch split. A must do (before access denied?).

Location 

North face of Tom Thumb, about 25' right of Sucubus is an obvious crack system leading to summit.

Protection 

Bolts, stoppers and camming units to 3"


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Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff G on Deep Freeze.
Jeff G on Deep Freeze.

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By jayci
From: Flagstaff
Jul 10, 2011

I did this climb not to long ago. It has a terrible amount of pink bird shit in the middle of the climb. Not as classic as I had hoped!
By Ryan Strong
From: Golden, CO
Mar 30, 2012
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Aside from the bird shit this route is great. I would give it 3 starts but had to give it 4 because the last guy that commented gave it a bomb.
By Hugo Almanza
From: Phoenix,AZ
Mar 22, 2013

Amazing. Deep Freeze has a little of everything from straight on jams to a mini dihedral for the first crux area. Takes doubles from .3 to #3 c4 camalots, having a #4 doesn't hurt either.
By KevinD
From: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 9, 2015

The two upper bolts are modern and the other one is backed up easily with a nut making it a well protected climb. I would bring c3s or equivalent also. Super fun climb that tests your crack climbing, stemming, and technical face climbing with 3 cruxes. Stiff for 11-

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