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Downtown Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.25451, -111.6238 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Apr 22, 2006
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Steve Grossman cruises out from under the initial ...


Area south of the barbwire fence.

Getting There 

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

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'   
Doug Scott Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
La Diosa    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Watermelon   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Point   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Twilight Zone   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Downtown
Rock Climbing Photo: Mitch is pulling into the cruxy top out of Ralph M...

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Parking Pullout & Forest Service Kiosk
BETA PHOTO: Parking Pullout & Forest Service Kiosk

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By Elias
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).

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