Elevation: 7,600 ft
GPS: 32.425, -110.746 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jul 13, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

To date there are three walls two of which face west northwest and the third, Boulder X about 40 feet tall, faces south. There are not many moderate climbs. One trad 5.8 and two sport 5.9's a few 5.10s and the rest are 5.11 or 5.12. The lower and tallest wall is maybe 70 feet tall and has a big break about 2/3 of the way up it.
The upper wall 50 feet tall at most is much more climbable with overhanging jug hauls from 5.8 to 5.11. Things can be a bit grainy and fuzzy with lichen but it isn't too bad.

To the best of my knowledge this small area was discovered and probably first climbed by Ray Ringle. He and some friends top-roped most of the lines on the upper wall and may have done the same on the lower wall as well. He tried to convince me to set it up for leading 10 years ago but I declined until recently. A single route Venezuelan Mafia 5.11+ was put up on the lower wall by Luis Cisneros and Christian Espanol. The first ascent was done by Steve McCrohan.

The upper wall gets really crowded most weekends but it is pretty quiet during the week.

Getting There

Park at the Sunset Trail parking area which is just opposite Butterfly Trail just past Bear Wallow around milepost 22. Take the road right behind the sign showing the trail not the one with the gate. Follow this down 200 yards or so just past a turn to the right. Rocks will be blocking the road here. Continue past them on the now blocked road 100 feet or so then take the road down to the left. When you reach the drainage find the trail and follow it downstream staying right next to the stream. You will pass a short lichen covered cliff with a roof. The next wall downstream is the Lower Wall. Work around the right side and up to reach the upper cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Raycreation Area

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 115
X-Ray
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 137
Jackie's Separation Anxiety
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 119
Raytallyation
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Geirful Warrior
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Raycreation
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 86
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 35
Marcy's Playground
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Direct Warrior
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 58
Canadian Bacon
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 50
Rayzors Edge
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 53
Plateonic Love
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Highball
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 62
Venezuelan Mafia
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 53
Monster Buck
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 32
Bouldering 101
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
X-Ray Upper Wall
 115
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jackie's Separation Anxiety Upper Wall
 137
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Raytallyation Upper Wall
 119
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Geirful Warrior Upper Wall
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Raycreation Upper Wall
 114
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless War… Upper Wall
 86
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Marcy's Playground Lower Wall
 35
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Direct Warrior Upper Wall
 31
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Canadian Bacon Lower Wall
 58
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rayzors Edge Upper Wall
 50
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Plateonic Love Upper Wall
 53
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Highball Upper Wall
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Venezuelan Mafia Lower Wall
 62
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Monster Buck Lower Wall
 53
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bouldering 101 Lower Wall
 32
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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