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Elevation: 6,000 ft 1,829 m
GPS: 34.9329, -111.7598
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Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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a nice collection of sandstone cracks

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Great Dihedral is to the west of Sterling Pass, approached from the end of Dry Creek Rd. On the East side are several other established routes. Approach these from trailhead just north of Manzanita Campground along Oak Creek.  

The approach starts at the Sterling Pass Trailhead which is located just North of the Manzanita Campground.   There’s several parking spots on either side of 89a or a larger pullout just south of Manzanita.   Follow the well traveled Sterling pass trail approximately 1.3 miles and 1100+ ft elevation right to base of the crag.  Look for the roof covering counterfeit which is the first route you’ll encounter.  The crag Is located on the south side of the trail.   

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sterling Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Counterfeit
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Pocket full of Horses
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Moonshiner
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
Safecracker
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 52
Heart and Soul
Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Thats So Funny I Dont Feel Like…
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Counterfeit
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pocket full of Horses
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Moonshiner
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Safecracker
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Heart and Soul
 52
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Thats So Funny I Dont Feel…
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
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