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This area is fairly rugged for being so close to the road, (20 minutes). One of the big fires swept through here and the subsequent erosion and dead fall have made it a bit gnarly to get around.
Park at San Pedro Vista and hike the Green Mt. Trail for approx. 10 minutes past 2 rocky ridges, (the 1st is “Branching Out Crag”.) You should be able to see the top of the western buttress from the trail. After the upward fork to the Upper Green Mt. trail, and about 100 feet after the 2nd rocky ridge, contour straight off east-ish, and a bit down, at the first switchback and head across the steep slope, then a slight diagonal up to the base of the western buttress. Follow ledge system around the left side to the next gully.
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Awesome overhanging jug haul. There are two belay bolts since the gully you start in is quite steep. Getting to the first bolt is kinda exciting, but its on easy ground. Clip the first bolt and and get ready to fight the pump. The crux is about half way up. The holds on this route are just super unique and amazing.This route is 2 pitches but the 5.10+ pitch has mussy hooks at the top and you can just clip and lower as a single pitch. Or you can clip the mussy and keep moving to a huge ledge wher...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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