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Routes in Lower Beach

Calm Water S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Javalina Highway T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reef Shark T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Scallop T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Typhoon S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 4,889 ft
GPS: 34.834, -111.767 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Mike on Feb 9, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The cliffs directly above The Planetarium. Some nice trad lines and a couple sport routes also. Stays sunny in the afternoon.

Getting There

Park at the Mystic trailhead on Chapel Road. Approach as for the Planetarium, but stay on the trail a little past the Planetarium turn-off until you reach an obvious wash. Turn right (roughly west) and hike/slog up the steep drainage to gain the cliffs directly above The Planetarium.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Beach

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scallop
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Calm Water
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Reef Shark
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Typhoon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Scallop 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Calm Water 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Reef Shark 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Typhoon 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
You know I don't. I think that pitch is 5.10 something though. A true onsight opportunity. Feb 7, 2012
Eric Foster
Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Eric Foster   Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Very cool, I didn't know it was three pitches. Do you know what the third is like? Feb 7, 2012
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
Hey Erock, that line is called Bottom Feeder 5.10+, 3 Pitches. I've only done the first couple of pitches while John Burcham and James Q Martin were establishing the route. Very fun. Feb 5, 2012
Eric Foster
Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Eric Foster   Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Anyone know what the corner crack on the right most side of the lower beach goes at? The one that is 2 pitches. Super good climb, wondering why its not posted on here. Feb 5, 2012
JimmyK
Flagstaff, AZ
JimmyK   Flagstaff, AZ

Tim climbing Scallop, a crack climb with 2 bolts in between Typhoon and Reef Shark on the Lower Beach area. Dec 30, 2011

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