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By Richard Fernandez
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 2, 2009
|Does anyone have any info on the two bolt anchor, SIX FEET off the ground on the 5.10 wall?|
By Jesse Novotny
Jun 28, 2013
This place is gorgeous but I'll never go back unless I'm going just for a hike. First of all, the sand stone is soft and nearly every bolt was turned, spinning, or already ripped out.. Talk about death trap. Second, because of how soft it is, nearly every hold was covered in sandy dirt, making some holds virtually useless. Third, there's little variation with only 2 good areas to set up. And last but not least the approach is very rough going through the boulder-strewn wash. Very fun hopping around with little gear, but I can't imagine having to hike through that with a broken leg, bad knees, or full packs. As for shade, we went in late June and the Ten Wall is in full sun between 1 and 3:30. It's a deep canyon so there's always great shade somewhere. Temps were perfect in the 80s with a nice breeze. Like I said, the scenery was spectacular but the climbing was nothing to write home about.
All in all, there were a few fun routes but I would not recommend this site to anyone especially beginners and will not be going back.