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Areas in Pumphouse Wash

James Canyon 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Lower Pumphouse Wash 6 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Ultimates, The 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Elevation: 5,500 ft
GPS: 35.034, -111.72 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: markguycan on Apr 16, 2006
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Description

Tributary canyon to Oak Creek Canyon, offers many sandstone sport and trad routes.

Pumphouse Wash is a splendid canyon, and a local gem for it's beauty, and the climbing is pretty good to boot! With it's close proximity to town, plunge pools, carved walls, and towering sandstone cliffs this place has it all for a rompy day out and about.

Both Kelly and James Canyon run into Pumphouse as it tumbles off the rim. James Canyon is a good, technical canyoneering route, while Kelly has some fantastic bouldering. Pumphouse Wash proper holds the "Ultimates", which are well known classics for the area. In the last few years there has been some development of sport routes in Lower Pumphouse Wash before it joins Oak Creek Canyon at the bottom of the swithbacks on 89A.

Getting There

accessible from bottom of switch backs on 89a, or Easiest entrance to the Ultimates is from the top of Ultimate Frisbee. Exit I-17 at Newman Park, drive about 2miles then turn Right, follow this trek about a mile til the canyon is in view. park at cairns and hike 0.07mi to the rap station at: N35*02.158 W111*42.825

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pumphouse Wash

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 12
Centerfold
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Unnamed 5.8 sport
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Tap It
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Young Guns
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Pumphouse Primer
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 22
Unnamed 5.10 crack.
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Unamed Cove 5.10
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Unamed 5.10c
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Ultimate Dihedral
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Unamed 5.10+
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Unnamed 5.11a mixed
Trad, Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
 5
White Wedding
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 14
Ultimate Finger Crack
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
The Ultimator
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
 4
Twist of Fate
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Centerfold Lower Pumphouse Wash
 12
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Unnamed 5.8 sport Lower Pumphouse Wash
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tap It Lower Pumphouse Wash
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Young Guns Ultimates
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pumphouse Primer Ultimates
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Unnamed 5.10 crack. Lower Pumphouse Wash
 22
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Unamed Cove 5.10 Lower Pumphouse Wash
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unamed 5.10c Lower Pumphouse Wash
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ultimate Dihedral Ultimates
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Unamed 5.10+ Lower Pumphouse Wash
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Unnamed 5.11a mixed Lower Pumphouse Wash
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
White Wedding Ultimates
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Ultimate Finger Crack Ultimates
 14
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
The Ultimator Ultimates
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Twist of Fate Ultimates
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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J tot
Tempe, AZ
J tot   Tempe, AZ
Not sure why this was put in "Flagstaff Crags" should be moved to oak Creek canyon. Aug 8, 2016

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