Wade sinking them into the first pockets on the Ri...
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 became 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 several bulge walls that will certainly capture your attention. 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.
From Flagstaff, find your way to Lake Mary Road and head east.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
55 Total Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Booze Pig V6 7A AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Booze Pig Wall
Booze Pig is a classic crimp line which will test your strength, and certainly the clarity of your head. Start with right hand two finger undercling pocket. This hold is not your typical pocket, and is a bit sharp. Move up and left to the slopey crimp rail. Match and then deadpoint the slopey toothy crimp. One more big move to a finger bucket up and left delivers you into the insecure topout... Twenty years old and still kicking ass....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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