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Routes in Sphinx

Book Of Jon S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cattywampus T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cling Tut S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cling to Hope T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Diehedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Energized T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Force Feeding S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Guardian's Edge S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
I Want My Mummy S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Neferteenie S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Never Again T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tomb Raider T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
West Face T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
West Nile T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 7,500 ft
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Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on Nov 1, 2009
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

A small crag that had only four routes until recently. The east face is warm on a sunny day in the winter as is the west face later in the day. Few have climbed here as the approach before the fire was pretty nasty with a lot of Manzanita. Rock is a little sharp as most rock in the Windy Point area is. Some of the new routes have some short sections of grainy stuff but that should go away with a little climbing activity.

Getting There

Approach the same as Dr. Death and Paradox Rock. See SQ II. page 88.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sphinx

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Guardian's Edge
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Guardian's Edge 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Geir
Tucson, AZ
Geir   Tucson, AZ
Just got out here yesterday for the first time and found it to be a fun area that's nice and warm. There are several good routes with convenient clip-n-lower anchors. Good work and thanks to the FAs! Jan 12, 2010

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