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Routes in The Heater

But It's Dry Heat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Guerin's Project S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hot Flash S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stokin the Fire S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sweat Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Description

As the name suggests, this sun-soaked crag is a great place to enjoy moderate lines on a cold day. If the sun is out, this is shirts off territory, even when snow and ice is present across the canyon. All of the routes here are moderate and short. The rock quality is very good. The lines are a bit squeezed, but with so little good rock on this side of the canyon, its understandable.
Climbing is currently allowed in Last Chance Canyon. Continued access is everyones responsibility. Details

Getting There

The Heater is directly across the canyon from the Hueco Cave, on the north side of the streambed. This is the furthest east crag before the canyon bends to the north.

To approach, hike down the canyon bottom on a good cattle track. Once you are below the cliff a good trail leads up the short hillside to the cliff.

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Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
This is an excellent "warm-up" wall in multiple ways. Plan on climbing here with a lack of layers and sunscreen handy, and I'd bet you'll be able to see climbers across the way at Mad Cow/ Hueco Cave in the shade wearing hats and puffy jackets. Nov 21, 2016
Hank Legan
Austin, Texas
Hank Legan   Austin, Texas
Excellent wall. Most fun 5.10s I've climbed yet. Don't expect to climb these from March-November though. Highs were only in the mid 60s while we were there but with the full sun exposure these routes got really, really hot. Feb 29, 2016

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