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tributary canyon to Oak Creek Canyon, offers many sandstone sport and trad routes.
"Pumphouse Wash is a splendid canyon, and a local gem for it's beauty, and the climbing is pretty good to boot! With it's close proximity to town, plunge pools, carved walls, and towering sandstone cliffs this place has it all for a rompy day out and about.
Both Kelly and James Canyon run into Pumphouse as it tumbles off the rim. James Canyon is a good, technical canyoneering route, while Kelly has some fantastic bouldering. Pumphouse Wash proper holds the "Ultimates", which are well known classics for the area. In the last few years there has been some development of sport routes in Lower Pumphouse Wash before it joins Oak Creek Canyon at the bottom of the swithbacks on 89A."
accessible from bottom of switch backs on 89a, or Easiest entrance to the Ultimates is from the top of Ultimate Frisbee. Exit I-17 at Newman Park, drive about 2miles then turn Right, follow this trek about a mile til the canyon is in view. park at cairns and hike 0.07mi to the rap station at: N35*02.158 W111*42.825
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
25 Total Routes
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Young Guns 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : The Ultimates/Mexican Pocke...
This short route has excellent climbing at a surprisingly moderate grade, featuring great pro, secure jams, wild coconino face features, and foot holds; all in under 80 feet. Though short, it is nearly a four star classic for the area and grade.A steep start leads to a finger crack and stem-box. Work up through a flare and right into a right-facing corner and continue on amazing finger locks and varied jams to a two bolt rap anchor on a ledge....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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