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Submitted By: Geir on Feb 6, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: 1. Tornado in Peril 2. Javelina Hardman 3. Unknown


This area is less than a minute from the Coop and has potential for several longer, good-quality lines. To get to the Alley, follow the short trail uphill from the Coop toward the large, obvious slot. Summits in this area provide a great vantage point for folks climbing on the Coop.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Alley:
Tornado in Peril   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Javelina Hardman   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 60'   
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Arjun on an early ascent of Tornado in Peril

Tornado in Peril 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Alley
This is a surprisingly fun route with varied climbing, good rock, and an old-school feel.Start in the chimney on the left side of the Alley. Stem, Face Climb, or Chimney up 40' to a large ledge. Clip a bolt, then head up and slightly left to a second bolt. From here continue up aiming to the right of a small shrub on the ledge 70' above. The crux is after the ledge - head straight up past a bolt (5.10) to an anchor just below the summit.Descent: Do NOT rappel the entire route. Rappe...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Yet-unclimbed feature in the alley
Yet-unclimbed feature in the alley

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By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
May 24, 2010
Consider staging/leaving packs at the Coop, especially if heading back to Javelina Hardman, as it is a much larger area than the latter.
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