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 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 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.
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.
Wade Forrest catching some last light on All Things Considered. NPR Wall, Spring 08
From Flagstaff, find your way to Lake Mary Road and head east.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
114 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',68],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Ridge
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Booze Pig V6 7A AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : H. The Booze Pig Wall
A Flagstaff classic, especially for the grade. Booze Pig is a devious line which will test your finger strength, body tension, and clarity of mind.Start with right hand two finger "tooth" looking undercling pocket. This hold is not your typical pocket, and is a bit sharp. Move up and left with good feet to the conspicuous slopey crimp rail (The Lighting Bolt hold of Flagstaff) on the bulge. Do a tenuous match, and then deadpoint the slopey -toothy -crimp hold up and right, once described as "cr...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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JJ Schlick & Matt Grecco with an attentive spot.