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The Ridge

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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
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 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.


Getting There 

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


Climbing Season


55 Total Routes


['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',0],['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',5],['V2-3',31],['V4-5',11],['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:
Undercling Fling   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 15'   The Booze Pig Area : Booze Pig Wall
Streets of Laredo   V3 6A     Boulder   The Booze Pig Area : Long Ryders Wall
On Liquor I Spent My Last Dime   V5-6 6C+     Boulder   The Booze Pig Area : Booze Pig Wall
Booze Pig   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   The Booze Pig Area : Booze Pig Wall
Bottle Is A Bible   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   The Booze Pig Area : Booze Pig Wall
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Featured Route For The Ridge
Streets of Laredo topo.

Streets of Laredo V3 6A  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Long Ryders Wall
This rig is awesome! In the middle of the wall, at middle height is a gorgeous jug rail. Below this are a couple of excellent pockets. Start below and right with a good right hand side pull. Move up to the pockets, and your off! Enjoy the ride through the mean streets of Laredo. Originally rated V1? Let me know what you think....[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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JJ Schlick & Matt Grecco with an attentive spot.
JJ Schlick & Matt Grecco with an attentive spot.
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