Elevation: 3,447 ft
GPS: 36.107, -112.112 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Pernell Tomasi on Jan 19, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Synopsis

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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3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
 9
Original Route
Trad
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 6
North Face
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Doghouse
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 10
North Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
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
 10
Black Bawl
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
East Face
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
NE Arete
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A1-
 9
North Face
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 17
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
 6
Northeast Face
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 29
Screaming Sky Crack
Trad 4 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 3
SE Face
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Original Route Battleship
 9
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad
North Face Vishnu Temple
 6
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad
Doghouse Angels Gate
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
North Face O'Neill Butte
 10
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
South Face Mt Hayden
 26
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
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
East Face O'Neill Butte
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
NE Arete Zoroaster Temple
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
North Face Monument Creek Pinnacle
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A1- Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Pegasus Mt Hayden
 17
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
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Screaming Sky Crack Zoroaster Temple
 29
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 4 pitches
SE Face Zoroaster Temple
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad 5 pitches
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