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Sierra Ancha Mountains

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Sierra Ancha Mountains 


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Elevation: 4,000'
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: bio on Feb 28, 2008
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Quartzite climbing on trad, mixed, and sport lines. Cliimbing here is an adventure. For the icebox and surrounding areas there is only a 5 minute approach from the car to the rap in. Great location, beautiful canyon. Climbing seasons spring, summer, and fall.


Getting There 

About one hour north of Globe


5 Total Routes


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Starting the long and exposed traverse to install the top anchors on annihilation.

Annihilation 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Icebox
first pitch past some scary looking (but better than it looks) rock to fixed nut and toward bolt then into a short sweet crack. Past crack is easy but loose climbing to gain a narrow, flat ledge at two ring anchors. The second pitch is the money, start thin and clip bolt then pull committing crux, a small bulge/roof. Getting to the roof on thin balancy holds is actually the crux, the top of the little roof is flat and you can pull/mantle over it pretty easily. continue on good rock over face and...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Potential route heaven.  But <em>one</em> of many massive walls and spires in this remote area. <br />   <br />Somewhere way up the Cherry Creek chasm, May 2008
Potential route heaven. But one of many ...
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MK over the hard roof on a new route in Sierra Ancha.
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By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Mar 7, 2008

How about some more information on where this is and how to get there? Thanks!

By bio
From: mesa, az
Mar 10, 2008

i plan on posting directions here soon. I have posted specific directions on rc.com with gps coordinates. i'd like to show you around, let me know when you plan on going.
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