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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.1134, -111.5806 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Dec 18, 2011
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Description 

Once coined the "Land of High Bouldering" by the late Robert Drysdale, the intermittent band of limestone walls above Lower Lake Mary have over time have become known simply as, The Ridge.

This band runs for roughly four miles starting at the Pit, though the good stuff starts cropping up around the west end of Lower Lake Mary. The limestone is generally vertical to overhanging, with many bulge walls that will certainly capture your attention.

JJ riding the rails, and David Bloom looking for a...
JJ riding the rails, and David Bloom looking for a hop on The Railroad Wall. Christmas Day 2012.


The style is technical, and it will feel more like an every mans Cherry Canyon, though it's geographically closer to Priest Draw. Though the highballs do dominate the landscape, there are also tons of shorter problems to be had. All in all, there are plenty of desperates, and a whole lot of high quality moderates.

Wade Forrest catching some last light on All Thing...
Wade Forrest catching some last light on All Things Considered. NPR Wall, Spring 08




All the walls listed here by me have been rap cleaned, and brushed at least once. The topouts have been cleared, and tend to remain fairly clean. A broom and stick brush are valuable tools out here.

Getting There 

From Flagstaff, find your way to Lake Mary Road and head east.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

114 Total Routes

['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',68],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',28],['V2-3',65],['V4-5',13],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Ridge:
Tomorrow Never Comes   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   The Drysdale Trail : H. The Booze Pig Wall
Still Waters   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   The Stone Cove : The Cove Wall
Undercling Fling   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 15'   The Drysdale Trail : H. The Booze Pig Wall
Streets of Laredo   V3 6A     Boulder   The Drysdale Trail : J. Long Ryders Wall
Backwaters   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 12'   The Stone Cove : The Cove Wall
On Liquor I Spent My Last Dime   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   The Drysdale Trail : H. The Booze Pig Wall
Booze Pig   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   The Drysdale Trail : H. The Booze Pig Wall
The Bottle Is A Bible   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   The Drysdale Trail : H. The Booze Pig Wall
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Featured Route For The Ridge
Brian mid-fling.

Undercling Fling V2-3 5+  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : H. The Booze Pig Wall
Super cool problem, that might be a little height dependent. Cool dyno to a jug and moderately good holds to the top of the wall. Watch out for flappers!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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JJ Schlick reaching for it... Matt Grecco spotting...
JJ Schlick reaching for it... Matt Grecco spotting...
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