Heaven's Gate Rock Climbing
Heaven's Gate area in relation to Godhead South (p...
This is the area just north of Easter Island Head that is a magical combination of buttresses, fins, and walls spanning several different levels of elevation. A narrow corridor between formations led to the name for this area. Rock quality varies depending on sun aspect, similar to other areas, but there is a surprising amount of truly fantastic rock here.
Use the trail that heads up towards Easter Island Head and Gabriels Watch. When the trail reaches the rock formation turn left instead of right. Heaven's Gate appears on your right as you pass a gentle grassy knoll of sorts. A bit of exploring will reveal the hidden corridor and fantastic levels of rock formations.
Climbing Season For the The Refuge area.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Heaven's Gate
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Heaven's Gate:
Featured Route For Heaven's Gate
In Alignment 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Heaven's Gate
Farthest left climb of this region to date. Start on relatively poor rock with easy climbing using gear and two bolts before the roof. One bolt protects the roof move while another gets you to a gear protected crux to easier ground. Above the steep lower section access the right leaning face and continue on the oddly aligned formation to the standard anchors. Finding planetary alignment is a must for this climb!...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Sketch of some of the climbs at Heaven's Gate, rou...
By Ben Beard
From: Superior, AZ
May 26, 2012
I haven't done all of the trad routes, but a single set of cams can protect most of the routes. Maybe doubles in the small sizes (c3 or tcus) for some longer routes. Single set of nuts are handy for some routes.