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Sterling Pass

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Bellyful of Moonshine T 
Best Laid Plans T 
Confederacy of Dunces T 
Counterfeit T 
Der Ficken (aka Jesus on a Rubber Cross) T 
Do Wrong Right T 
Heart and Soul S 
Moonshiner T 
Nobodys Dirty Business T 
Pocket full of Horses T 
Safecracker- aka "Firecracker" T 
Sterling Sliver T 
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Sterling Pass Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.9329, -111.7598 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: markguycan on May 4, 2012
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Description 

a nice collection of sandstone cracks

Getting There 

Great Dihedral is to the west of Sterling Pass, approached from the end of Dry Creek Rd. On the East side are several other established routes. Approach these from trail head just north of Manzanita Campground along Oak Creek.

Climbing Season

For the *Oak Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sterling Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sterling Pass:
Pocket full of Horses   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches   
Safecracker- aka "Firecracker"   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Heart and Soul   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Sterling Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Dean on First Attempt

Safecracker- aka "Firecracker" 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Sterling Pass
P1: 10+ fingers to fists, P2: 5.11OW- hand stacks, chicken wings & froggy feet! look forward to 2 bolts on this pitch! P3: difficult bombay squeeze to ???...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Nick Dolhyj 1
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 9, 2015
would really love to climb here. anybody have some better approach beta?
By Dean Hoffman
Feb 14, 2015
Hey Nick, when heading down from Flagstaff you will cross oak creek at Slide Rock, continue about a mile or two and you will see a smallish pullout on the right side of the road with a fairly small trail sign, if you pass the campground on the left you've gone too far and if you pass the waterfall you've definitely gone to far! As far as the routes, Heart and Soul is about a 30 min hike up the trail and the Chutes and Ladders Wall and Sterling Wall are about another 10 min hike towards the top of the pass. Hope it you get up there,I'd love any feedback you might have on the lines!

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