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Areas in Stewart Pocket

Altar, The 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Ashley's Block 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Foreplay Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hippy Dome 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hood, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
John Rae/Genre Dome 5 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Joint, The 5 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Stewart Peak 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Tonto Buttress 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
West Point 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 8
Whipper Wall 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

Description

Stewart Pocket is a nice area with good climbing on mostly solid granite in a scenic location near Payson, AZ. It is fairly undeveloped, so there are a lot of potential FA's waiting to be done.

Getting There

From the Beeline Highway & 260 intersection in Payson, take 260 east for about 1/2 mile and turn right onto Granite Dells Rd. Follow it roughly south for 1.2 miles paved, then continue on a dirt road for another 2.4 miles" until the road ends at a just before a large wash. Proceed south to the dozens of rock formations across the wash.

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arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Having explored this area a bit, I think it'd be great to have a map view -- like a Google Earth screen shot -- posted showing all these random different areas marked. Would help navigation a lot. Thanks Manny! Jun 8, 2016
manuel rangel
Arizona
manuel rangel   Arizona
Good point Larry it isn't on the map. It is a simple name for the granite dome on the west edge of the pocket. Something I just called it.

The road closure is relatively new. Nice to keep the area from further degradation. Nov 12, 2012
Larry
SoAZ
Larry   SoAZ
The road ends 1/4 mile before the ranch and big wash. The so-called "Stewart Peak" crag is not visible from this point. I say so-called because it is not marked on the USGS topo map. Sep 3, 2012

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