Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 34.818, -111.793 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Apr 7, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The Cathedral Rock group is formed into three basic mesas (plus outrigger spires and the like), North, Middle, and South. This would be the South one.

Getting There

Hike up to Cathedral Rock to the notch where you can see an unusual volcanic plug (some say this is the vortex). Follow the trail over the notch and keeping to the left side of the rock. Head in between 2 sandstone formation and follow the rock heading south. Come around the formation to head to the west and start looking for bolts on the south facing face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Mesa

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 12
South Face, The Dodger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 33
Vortex in a Can
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Freedom
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 3
Enter the Vortex
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Face, The Dodger Dodger
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Vortex in a Can S Mesa
 33
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Freedom S Mesa
 7
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Enter the Vortex Dodger
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad 3 pitches
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