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This upper boulder is located a 5-to-10-minute hike from the road and is at the base of the cliffs on the ridge above the road. From the lower boulders, this looks like a flat rock with no height to it at all. It is obscured by vegetation on all sides, and the A frame is around the back, but is easy to identify as you hike around the right side of the larger boulder. The A frame houses the best problem at Silverbell, The Rails (V6), as well as the drilled-pocket problems (V4-5).
The largest boulder is easy to see from the lower boulders, but there is no clear trail to it. Hike away and you will get there. If you get lost in roughly 75-100 yds. then you should probably stay at home in the first place.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Javelina Cave and the A Frame:
Javelina Center V1-2 5 Boulder
Silverbell Lip Traverse V2 5+ Boulder, 25'
Javelina Right V4 6b Boulder
The Arete V5 6c Boulder, 9'
Bush of Evil V5 6c Boulder, 7'
The Rails V6 7a Boulder, 10'
Hueco Placebo V6 7a Boulder, 10'
Javelina Left V6 7a PG13 Boulder
Bad Pinch, Bad! V6-7 7a+ PG13 Boulder
Underframe Traverse V7 7a+ Boulder, 25'
Little Guy V7 7a+ Boulder, 10'
Pocket Stuffer V7 7a+ Boulder, 6'
F in A Dyno V8 7b Boulder, 10'
A-Frame Crimps V8 7b Boulder
No Pockets V8 7b Boulder, 11'
Maximum Value V9-10 7c+ Boulder, 55'
Tage Der Schurzen V10 7c+ Boulder, 10'
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A-Frame Crimps V8 7b AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Javelina Cave and the A Fra...
Just right of The Arete sits an obvious crimp line. Start with a left hand on a good sidepull and a right hand on slopey sidepull, move to the obvious crimp, and find a way to the top. One of the few hard boulder problems in Tucson that stays in the shade. Try starting matched on the left sidepull for a bit more oomph and bit more directness. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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