This area encompasses the rocks below Distant Dancer Pinnacle and Tree Slab which sit on two separate tiers.The top tier contains some fantastic moderate problems and is a favorite place to warm up or be introduced to Flagstaff. The lower tier has a fun traverse that can be done mostly with no hands. This collection of rocks deserves a better name, but two different guidebooks have sealed its fate.
Locate Beer Barrel and Tree Slab then go down the hill. Or from the main parking area, take all the little trails that head to the right. If you haven't gone more than 50 yards you're probably there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Miscellaneous Valley:
Shocker Rock, 1 in the Stink V3-4 Boulder, 7 feet
Shocker Rock, 2 in the pink V4-5 Boulder, 10 feet
Iron Cross Traverse V5 Boulder, 10 feet
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Iron Cross Traverse V5 CO : Boulder : ... : Miscellaneous Valley
This isn't actually on Distant Dancer Pinnacle, but the rock directly below it (west). Start on the right side working up the arete to a good hold. From there you get your left hand on a flake, do some funky footwork and cross through right hand to a small, thin flake. From this position comes the namesake move. There's an intermediate which is a tremendous help, but you basically have to throw your left for the far left flake, extending your upper body. I've seen the feet done differently ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO