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The Coop Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Coop Overview 1) Coop Du Jour 2) Going out of Chic...


A 90' tower south of Entrance Tower. Routes are on the East face. The climbs are often shaded and the rock quality is among the best in LDE.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

For the Lower Devil's East (LDE) area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Coop

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Coop:
Going Out Of Chicken Sale   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Chicken Cordon Bulge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Last Chicken   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Touching the Coop   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Coop du jour   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Coop
Rock Climbing Photo: Erica leading The Last Chicken

The Last Chicken 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Coop
A very good, challenging route on the east face of the Coop. Start in the wide V shaped slot near the middle of the face. Clip a bolt, then head up and right in the main crack until a thin, discontinuous crack leads straight upward. Follow this crack until you reach a bulge with a bolt. Pull the bulge and head straight up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Ben Beard
From: Superior, AZ
Jun 3, 2012
When you are at the top of this tower, watch out for bees. I had a bee sting my right in the forehead. There is a hive in a different tower at the same height (just slightly south and uphill) and bees like to go to places in straight lines, so you may end up being in the line of fire.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jan 7, 2013
No bees yesterday while Hanna and I spent a lovely and peaceful afternoon on this most excellent formation. Had forgotten how much I loved LDE and the new route in from the east is a fun way to get here. Cold out of the sun, though!

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