Steve Grossman cruises out from under the initial ...
Area south of the barbwire fence.
From the parking area follow the mountain bike trail south and around the fence line. From here look for access to the climber's trail that follows the cliff base.
Climbing Season For the West Elden area.
Weather station 4.9 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Downtown
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Downtown:
Cracktus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 60'
La Diosa 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Point 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Watermelon 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Downtown
Ralph Macchio V5+ 6C+ AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Downtown
An excellent problem hidden in the woods a short 5 minute stroll from West Elden. Ralph Macchio is solitary problem on a small boulder, but it features rare sloping holds and great moves that culminate into a desperate top out. Start with a rounded left hand crimp, and a smaller right hand crimp located just above on the sloping rail. Traverse the slopers left to the prow of the rock, then execute the crux, which includes topping out with bad feet and distant holds....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
BETA PHOTO: Parking Pullout & Forest Service Kiosk
From: Ouray, CO
Apr 18, 2014
The Description here regarding the location of the Downtown climbs is pretty vague since the "fence" seems to be on the left hand side of the road completely opposite of the crags? Anyways, Park at (or hike to) the right hand (East side) pullout with a Forest Service kiosk with a map and follow the trail to your right to access the downtown area (which is the wall slightly to the right and behind the trees to this kiosk).