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Elevation: 5,186 ft
GPS: 34.36127, -111.45026
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Shared By: Manny Rangel on Apr 16, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

Description Suggest change

Beautiful quartzite crag just outside Pine, AZ. Routes ranging from 40ft to 300ft. 5easy-5.12.

Camping is available everywhere in the Tonto National Forest.

Getting There Suggest change

From Pine drive south on Highway 87 to mile post 266.5 and look for a gravel road on the right. From Phoenix drive to mile post 266.5 and then left on gravel road. Cross cattle guard and drive south through a large clearing (primitive camping) towards the Power Line (Old County Road) and turn right. 

Drive about a 1/4 mile to roads end. Park here. Arizona Trail heads west to a fence and gate. Walk past gate a few yards then head left towards the bottom of the hill and work your way downstream until a small rock face (look for cairns) appears on south side of Pine Creek. (Some folks have been walking in Pine Creek to here). Cross creek where the opposite bank becomes a short cliff leading up to a drainage. If you aren't on a worn path, look for it before committing to bushwhacking.

As you arrive at Pine Creek along the climbers' trail, look for the trail which rises sharply on the south side of the creek bed, just before the rock along Pine creek becomes an impassable cliff on both sides, for hikers. Follow this trail up the drainage and across the flat top for a while. Eventually the trail takes you down to the walls.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Isolation Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 114
Green Lantern
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 100
Everything's Gone Green
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 59
Walking Dead Arete
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 64
Kestrel's Last Stand
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 87
Life By The Drop
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 64
Angel Wing
Sport 3 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 64
Great Race
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Further
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 48
Stellar Arete
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 26
Transmission
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 77
Vitamin M
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
War Hippies
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Finktion Arete
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Taming AmyG Dala
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 56
No White Flag
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Green Lantern Main Wall - North
 114
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Everything's Gone Green Main Wall - Center
 100
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Walking Dead Arete Main Wall - Center
 59
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Kestrel's Last Stand Main Wall - South
 64
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Life By The Drop Main Wall - North
 87
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Angel Wing Main Wall - South
 64
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Great Race Main Wall - Center
 64
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Further Main Wall - Center
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Stellar Arete Main Wall - South
 48
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Transmission Main Wall - North
 26
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Vitamin M Main Wall - Center
 77
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
War Hippies Main Wall - Center
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Finktion Arete Finktion Wall
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Taming AmyG Dala Main Wall - South
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
No White Flag Main Wall - Center
 56
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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