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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.1134, -111.5806 View Map  Incorrect?
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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



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

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
Swinging through into the jugs.

Backwaters V3+ 6A+  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Cove Wall
Backwaters is a classic little romp up some big holds on the steepest part of the bulge. Start off of little crimps and move up and left to a breast like pinch hold. Move into the good pockets above and left of this, and left again to a very good, solid jug on the right side of the Giant Hollow Flake. Square up, and toss straight up for a great finger bucket, and then a good right hand hold over the lip....[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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