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Routes in Little Cheops

Mummy S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Scarab S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tut S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

A smallish section of not quite vertical rock right next to the dam. It only has 3 routes, but provides a nice warmup for the day. All three routes share the same anchor so it only takes two parties to make it a crowd. Don’t be surprised to find it taken.

Getting There

After you pass over the dam and scramble down the hill into the wash, head right towards the dam. On your right you will find a severely over-hanging section of rock with several routes on it (Drifter Wall). Little Cheops is between this rock and the dam. You can either continue walking next to the water and scramble up a small wall on your right, or you can cut through the belay area of Drifter Wall and go left through a small cave.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Cheops

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Scarab
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
Tut
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Scarab
 62
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tut
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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ryan mattock
calabasas Ca
ryan mattock   calabasas Ca
little Cheops is such a nice place to go climbing for the afternoon. Mar 2, 2009
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
When I was there last week the water level was too high to skirt around Drifter Wall - used the cave. Little Cheops is a great wall for quickly knocking out a few climbs.

Screw the spiders, those holes make for really fun climbing! Mar 18, 2009
7/9/17 I went here and a huge bolder has fallen into the cave, blocking all the routes. Jul 22, 2017
Mike Womack
Los Angeles, CA
Mike Womack   Los Angeles, CA
Bob, I went there 7/20 and saw nothing like that. The same cave approach is just as squishy as before. I didn't climb any, but I walked right in front of them same as normal. Jul 27, 2017
I think Bob is messing with you Mike :) Sep 14, 2017

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