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Elevation: 5,557 ft
GPS: 34.605, -112.605 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Dec 4, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Description

Dave's Arch is a small quartzite arch in the basin west of Granite Mountain. There are a hand full of steep problems on the north side and a few others on the other. The rock is sharp and the holds (finding them) can be quite confusing compared to other local areas. This is adventure bouldering at its finest, and there are several steep classics to discover. It is the unique nature and placement of this arch which make it a worthwhile jaunt if the motivation and opportunity arise.

Getting There

From Prescott, drive past Granite basin Rd. for about 5.5 miles down the hill. There will be a dirt road on the rt. Take this and then take the first right into a parking/camping area. Drive to the end of this and park. Hop the fence and then hike south along a shallow wash up to the rocks.

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Zschultz
Prescott, AZ
Zschultz   Prescott, AZ
Some fun bouldering to be had along a white crystal quartzite Ridge - super good rock quality. Moderates all over. Plenty of Highballs and steep hard stuff too. Worth the trip... once maybe. On the small side. Many Gunshots. Mar 4, 2015
Don't bother. Great views of Granite Mountain from a cool arch but the positives end there. The rock quality is okay for Quartzite but not great. The landings are terrible so if you do come, bring a LOT of pads. The north face stuff is not moderate at all, I didn't climb a single thing over there as I didn't have sufficient pads to cover the terrible landings. The south face IS moderate but pretty high and of the few lines I did none were worth the trip. Oh yeah, and as the previous poster mentioned, many gunshots. Feb 27, 2018

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