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Starting up Griffo
A short route with a short approach. A bit harder than the 5.6 grade given by nation-wide standards, but maybe accurate locally. The climb goes from a scrambling to stemming with good locks and jams, then back to jugs at the top.
From the down-walk from the rim, come back perhaps 20 meters back toward the rim overlook. The first solid-looking set of cracks is the climb, and is the closest route to the down-climb.
A single set of stoppers and cams from 1" to 3". Setting an anchor up top will take some ingenuity and judgement.
I felt like this was the crux of it and right afte...
BETA PHOTO: On Griffo route. Crack on the left is Bush Rush
BETA PHOTO: Griffo
|By Tim Heid|
From: Tempe, Az
Sep 15, 2009
There were a few wasps floating around the crack last weekend, so check it out before you start off of the first ledge.
Also there are 2 stuck cams deep in the main crack, but both look like they've been there for a long time and I'd be careful trusting the slings on them.
On another note, this was my first trad lead and now I'm 100% addicted. woohoo
|By Todd Savoy|
Nov 12, 2009
For the anchor we decided to use the tree thats about 35 feet back from the top of the route. Works great and is really safe for belaying a second but obviously no good for a TR setup.
|By Lorenzo Tragen|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 22, 2011
There's a tree far back from the ledge and an embedded bolder at the top. Easy to protect and fun. My first trad lead, too.
|By Micah Kurtz|
Aug 4, 2011
Definitely a fun climb. This was only my second trad lead so it felt a little hard to me. I would recommend doing it.
Oct 7, 2011
I use my 'let to sling the boulder at the top for an anchor
From: Prescott Az
Feb 26, 2012
If you scrable up just to the right of Griffo about 20ft there will be a small square ledge on a pedestal with some Graffitti on the wall.
In this corner is some nice Off-width climbing that takes a four pretty well. You climb this corner for about 20-30 feet and then traverse back left to Griffo. Its good fun, fist jams, or for my little hands elbows.
If I had to guess at the rating maybe 5.8?
I dont know why it isnt posted on Mountain project. I will look at the Cheap Way to Fly book to see if its listed there.