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H. The Booze Pig Wall Rock Climbing 

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The Booze Pig Wall is a collage of legend and history, of myth and mystery... The wall itself looks like a cresting wave captured in stone, and time. A wave that will quickly feel like it is crashing down on you if your tips are not up for the challenges of such classic Drysdale problems as On Liquor I Spent My Last Dime V5, Booze Pig V6, The Bottle Is A Bible V7, and more.

This is "Ridge" bouldering distilled down to the purest movement possible, and these technical lines will certainly test the skills of most. Though not truly high ball, finishing these bad boys up will require a calm head, a little foot faith, and probably result in moments of clarity. A beautiful place to stretch it out, and take it all in.

Getting There 

Just past the entrance for The Lower Lake Mary Picnic Area, and just before you get to Lower Lake Mary proper, there is an unmarked dirt road on the left (north) side of the highway. You can park down low before the gate, or drive up to the visible "T" junction just above and through the gate. Please park in the pull outs at the "T", and not at the well proper. And Please park as far off the road as possible, so other vehicles can access the area. Be careful of sinker mud in wet conditions. Again, You can park off the highway before the fence.

Hike up hill and east on a two track road to the east to an obvious old circular well house made of stacked limestone. Pass this on the left, through a notch, and find faint climbers trail that will take you up hill, below a low cliff band, and then east for a ways. Jump up hill a little more, keep moving east to a few benches to scramble up. eventually you will come across the junction of "The Drysdale Trail". This rocky trail runs from the Gateway Wall on the east, all the way to the Long Ryder's Wall on the west.

To find the Booze Pig Wall, hike east on the Drysdale Trail five minutes, passing a large cave. The Booze Pig Wall is hard to miss on the east side of this cave.

Climbing Season

For the Flagstaff Bouldering area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in H. The Booze Pig Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for H. The Booze Pig Wall:
On Liquor I Spent My Last Dime   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
Booze Pig   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   
The Bottle Is A Bible   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
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Booze Pig V6 7A  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : H. The Booze Pig Wall
A Flagstaff classic, especially for the grade. Booze Pig is a devious line which will test your finger strength, body tension, and clarity of mind.Start with right hand two finger "tooth" looking undercling pocket. This hold is not your typical pocket, and is a bit sharp. Move up and left with good feet to the conspicuous slopey crimp rail (The Lighting Bolt hold of Flagstaff) on the bulge. Do a tenuous match, and then deadpoint the slopey -toothy -crimp hold up and right, once described as "cr...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Jeff Ludwig
From: phoenix, Az
Mar 20, 2011
I will attempt to locate the Long Ryders wall. When standing below the Booze Pig, simply contour to the right. Long Ryders will be the first prominent wall you come to. Or, park at the first paved pullout on lake Mary road, after passing the store. Simply walk straight uphill tending left on elk trails. Long Ryders is taller than Booze Pig, with characteristic white overhang to steep headwall. The rock is pinkish white. This is definitely OTD bouldering. There are several problems on this wall. The only name i remember is Harriet Tubman is Gonna Carry Me Home V6. There is also a stout V1 on the middle left. Good luck
By David Gershwin
From: San Diego, CA.
Mar 8, 2012
An interesting tidbit about this area is that we actually took JS up here when he was establishing the V-scale, and he climbed a number of the problems and confirmed their ratings. Trivial, I know, but it helped to establish ratings for several more Lake Mary area boulder problems.

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