Elevation: 7,045 ft
GPS: 35.113, -111.581 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Nov 15, 2007
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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The Booze Pig Wall is a collage of legend and history, of myth and mystery. The wall itself looks like a cresting wave captured in stone and time. A wave that will quickly feel like it is crashing down on you if your tips are not up for the challenges of such classic Drysdale problems as On Liquor I Spent my Last Dime V5, Booze Pig V6, The Bottle is a Bible V7, and A Hardwood Floor is Home V8.

This is "Ridge" bouldering distilled down to the purest movement possible, and these technical lines will certainly test the skills of most. Though not truly high ball, finishing these bad boys up will require a calm head, a little foot faith, and probably result in moments of clarity. A beautiful place to stretch it out, and take it all in.

Getting There

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Just past the entrance for The Lower Lake Mary Picnic Area, and just before you get to Lower Lake Mary proper, there is a marked dirt road on the left (north) side of the highway. You can park down low before the gate, or drive up to the visible "T" junction just above and through the gate. Please park in the pull outs at the "T", and not at the well proper. And Please park as far off the road as possible, so other vehicles can access the area. Be careful of sinker mud in wet conditions. Again, You can park off the highway before the fence.

Hike up hill and east on a two track road to the east to an obvious old circular well house made of stacked limestone. Pass this on the left, through a notch, and find faint climbers trail that will take you up hill, below a low cliff band, and then east for a ways. Jump up hill a little more, keep moving east to a few benches to scramble up. eventually you will come across the junction of "The Drysdale Trail". This rocky trail runs from the Gateway Wall on the west all the way to the Long Ryder's Wall on the east.

To find the Booze Pig Wall, hike east on the Drysdale Trail five minutes, passing a large cave. The Booze Pig Wall is hard to miss on the east side of this cave.

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Jeff Ludwig
phoenix, Az
Jeff Ludwig   phoenix, Az
I will attempt to locate the Long Ryders wall. When standing below the Booze Pig, simply contour to the right. Long Ryders will be the first prominent wall you come to. Or, park at the first paved pullout on lake Mary road, after passing the store. Simply walk straight uphill tending left on elk trails. Long Ryders is taller than Booze Pig, with characteristic white overhang to steep headwall. The rock is pinkish white. This is definitely OTD bouldering. There are several problems on this wall. The only name i remember is Harriet Tubman is Gonna Carry Me Home V6. There is also a stout V1 on the middle left. Good luck Mar 20, 2011
David Gershwin
San Diego, CA.
David Gershwin   San Diego, CA.
An interesting tidbit about this area is that we actually took JS up here when he was establishing the V-scale, and he climbed a number of the problems and confirmed their ratings. Trivial, I know, but it helped to establish ratings for several more Lake Mary area boulder problems. Mar 8, 2012
This is a fantastic wall! If 12s and 13s at Ten Sleep are your jam then you are probably better off here than dangling in confusion across the road at that other bouldering area. Feb 15, 2017
Mark Mellott
Tucson, AZ
Mark Mellott   Tucson, AZ
Has anyone attempted the link up of Booze Pig into When The Bottle Is A Bible? To me it was an obvious line, and possibly as good as both climbs. Start booze pig, but end up with your right hand on the crimp rail, from here use an obvious intermediate crimp to throw to the in-cut "V" hold on WTBIAB and finish up that line. The crux seems less height dependent than the other harder lines on the wall, and also involves very sustained movement throughout. Oh yeah, and it's also incredibly fun!

I'd love to add it to the page, but it's hard for me to believe that no one else has spotted this line. I would feel foolish claiming the first ascent. Either way, enjoy the video we captured of what I dubbed "Honey Berry." vimeo.com/249102373 Dec 29, 2017