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Howard Draw

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Bad Ass Roof 
Brain Boulder A.K.A. The Warm Up Area, The 
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Howard Draw Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Apr 9, 2011


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Ted R. on Soccer Mom, Howard Draw, Gomez roof.


Howard Draw shoots off in a southwest fashion opposite the Killer Wall, and it's entrance is guarded by the Island. Howard Draw is home to such classics as Bad Ass, Wife Beater, and the Gomez Traverse. Nearly a mirror image of Priest Draw.

Getting There 

Look for trails leading in that direction off the main trail.

Climbing Season

For the Priest Draw area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Howard Draw

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Howard Draw:
Big Block   V1 5     Boulder   Bad Ass Roof
V2   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   The Island
Bad Ass   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Bad Ass Roof
She Lives   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   She Lives Roof
Stinky Ass   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Bad Ass Roof
Wifebeater   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 12'   The Island
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Featured Route For Howard Draw
Rock Climbing Photo: Rena moving through the traverse... tamarahastie.c...

The Gomez Traverse V7 7A+  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Gomez Traverse
Classic power endurance traverse, following a continuous line of holds along a 45-foot-wide roof. Start on a jug at the far right side of the line of huecos under the roof. Roughly 30 feet of steep pockets and slopers gets you nice and pumped for the crux, crossing the steepest portion of the roof via a powerful sequence on sloping huecos and undercut feet. Finish this section with a long stretch to a right-facing jug. Match this hold and pull through easier moves to a V2-ish topout (certainly n...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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