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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.
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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Hallelujah 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Godhead North
Start below narrow arete, 5.10 climbing on good rock to left of lower, broken rock section of blunt arete leads to overhanging crux and finishes on only slightly easier ground. You can use a longer runner for the fourth bolt, which may feel "out of line" as its placement was dictated by rock quality and is a bit farther left than the "ideal" line. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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