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Elevation: 3,447 ft
GPS: 36.10733, -112.11205
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Shared By: Pernell Tomasi on Jan 19, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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Thunder moonrise with Shiva, Isis & Confucius Temples.

Fifty Buttes, twenty-five Temples, thirteen Points, twelve Mountains, eight Castles, five Peaks, three Crests, three Ridges and three Towers. Routes on those one hundred and twenty-two summits could keep most mountaineers hustling for a lifetime. Throw in a few Domes, Knolls, Mesas, Pinnacles, Plateaus, Shrines, Terraces and Thrones into the mix and you've upped the ante. An inspiring wager that would match the perseverance of H.Butchart and maybe a handful of others. You’d be obsessed if moved to climb the remaining seventeen notable vertices, not to mention the essentially endless rock between of peripheral valleys, distinct elevations and routes along the river...

High over the Kaibab Plateau peering south across eastern Grand Canyon toward San Francisco Peaks.

Those perhaps addicted to that ample pot would notice it easily exceeds the one hundred and fifty-two 'officially' named, an arbitrary delimitation in an area of approximately nineteen hundred and four square miles. Most would fold trying to arrange something that prodigious into a coherently organized structure and still capture the spirit of the big ditch…

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grand Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
 12
Original Route
Trad
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 7
North Face
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 16
North Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Doghouse
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
South Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Rip Off
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Black Bawl
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
East Face
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
NE Arete
Trad 6 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 21
Pegasus
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 4
Southwest Ridge, Comanche Point
Sport 12 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Northeast Face
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c R
 46
Screaming Sky Crack
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c C1
 10
North Face
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Original Route Battleship
 12
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad
North Face Cape Royal > Vishnu Temple
 7
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad
North Face O'Neill Butte
 16
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Doghouse Angels Gate
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
South Face Mt Hayden
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Rip Off Bright Angel Walls > Wailing Wall
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Black Bawl Bright Angel Walls > Wailing Wall
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
East Face O'Neill Butte
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
NE Arete Zoroaster Temple
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Pegasus Mt Hayden
 21
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Southwest Ridge, Comanche P… Comanche Ridge (NW Ri…
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Sport 12 pitches
Northeast Face Excalibur
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Screaming Sky Crack Zoroaster Temple
 46
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c R Trad 4 pitches
North Face Colorado River > Monument Creek Pinnacle
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c C1 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
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