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Godhead North 


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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 22, 2011
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Godhead North

Description 

Godhead North is the generally west facing set of cliffs that are opposite (east of) The Torch area and offer some excellent and difficult climbing. We are still projecting some of the climbs here, but there are a few climbs that enable either an escape from morning sun or a destination for afternoon sun. Much of the west-facing rock is heavily damaged by the sun and is loose and easily pulled off, but the climbs set so fart are free of this. There is ample exploration potential in this area and eventually we will have a trail connecting this area with Godhead South.


Getting There 

See Overview maps for location relative to other areas. Parking is the same as for The Torch area, but the trail into Godhead North is marked by a cairn about a hundred or two meters south off the road. Wind up the trail to access the separate buttress that "Wind Up on Sundays" is on and the main crags of Godhead North are just a bit farther uphill.


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Obvious line is Jam of Doom.

Jam of Doom 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Godhead North
Pretty serious lead. The pro is tricky through the tough first 1/2, and the leader must be aware of the possible looseness of the large block looming over the left side of the climb. I highly suggest the belayer keep right, and the leader not jam or place pro under the block. There is excellent pro just under and over it. It seems solid now, but with the mining activity who knows. It's only 5.7 climbing around the block. The line I took traverses left under the block (it seems solid until you ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Arjun and DAS trying to figure out the opening sequence for "Buddha's Belly". Hopefully we'll send and post this very hard route soon!
Arjun and DAS trying to figure out the opening seq...
Godhead North climbs
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Arjun on "Hallelujah" before a key foothold broke off and the FA was foiled. Stay tuned for this fun route to be sent and posted.
Arjun on "Hallelujah" before a key foothold broke ...
Perhaps a bit cold today.
Perhaps a bit cold today.
Isis and Faith enjoying the dogs life at Godhead North!
Isis and Faith enjoying the dogs life at Godhead N...
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By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 30, 2012

The trail up to GH north was damaged by the post-fire runoff and the subsequent veg encroachment. Was hard to find even for DAS and me and we will eventually get cairns rebuilt and a trail back up. For the time being, head uphill!