Elevation: 7,054 ft
GPS: 35.114, -111.582 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Dec 18, 2011
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

Once coined the "Land of High Bouldering" by the late Robert Drysdale, the intermittent band of limestone walls above Lower Lake Mary have over time become known simply as, The Ridge.

This band runs for roughly four miles starting at the Pit, though the good stuff starts cropping up around the west end of Lower Lake Mary. The climbing is generally vertical to overhanging, with many bulge walls that will certainly capture your attention. But don't expect to find any roof problems out here.

The style is technical and it will feel more like an every mans Cherry Canyon, though it's logistically and geographically closer to Priest Draw. It’s a route climber’s kind of bouldering with generally featured top outs. Though the highballs do dominate the landscape, there are also tons of shorter problems to be had. All in all, there are plenty of desperates, and a whole lot of high quality moderates. A stick brush and a broom can be valuable tools to have.

Getting There

From Flagstaff, find your way to Lake Mary Road and head east.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Land of High Bouldering AKA The Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 3
Easy Hauling
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 3
Make It Four
Boulder
V1- 5-
 10
A Dog's Life
Boulder
V1 5
 5
Leashless and Free
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Streets of Laredo
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Perfect Day
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 9
A Moment of Airity
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Little Fin
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 5
Too Old, to Die Young
Boulder
V5 6C
 12
On Liquor I Spent my Last Dime
Boulder
V6 7A
 28
Booze Pig
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 7
Honey Berry
Boulder
V7 7A+
 21
When the Bible is a Bottle
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Punch Drunk Sunrise
Boulder
V8 7B
 11
A Hardwood Floor is Home
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Hauling Drysdale Trail > E The Railroad Wall
 3
V0- 4- Boulder
Make It Four Workshop & Wido… > Widow Maker wall
 3
V0+ 4+ Boulder
A Dog's Life Drysdale Trail > B. The Whining Dog Wall
 10
V1- 5- Boulder
Leashless and Free Drysdale Trail > B. The Whining Dog Wall
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Streets of Laredo Drysdale Trail > I. Long Ryders Wall
 12
V3 6A Boulder
Perfect Day Drysdale Trail > Perfect Day Wall
 5
V3 6A Boulder
A Moment of Airity Drysdale Trail > I. Long Ryders Wall
 9
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Little Fin Stone Cove > Cove Wall
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Too Old, to Die Young Drysdale Trail > H. The Half-life Wall
 5
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
On Liquor I Spent my Last Dime Drysdale Trail > G. The Booze Pig Wall
 12
V5 6C Boulder
Booze Pig Drysdale Trail > G. The Booze Pig Wall
 28
V6 7A Boulder
Honey Berry Drysdale Trail > G. The Booze Pig Wall
 7
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
When the Bible is a Bottle Drysdale Trail > G. The Booze Pig Wall
 21
V7 7A+ Boulder
Punch Drunk Sunrise Drysdale Trail > G. The Booze Pig Wall
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
A Hardwood Floor is Home Drysdale Trail > G. The Booze Pig Wall
 11
V8 7B Boulder
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