Elevation: 3,358 ft
GPS: 35.162, -114.328 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sam Elander on Aug 25, 2012 with updates from Emmanuel Lacoste and 1 other
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Description

Sunny mornings, shady afternoons. You can chase the shade. The rock is easy on the hands, with nice pockets and edges.

Routes range from 5.7 to 5.12, mostly sport 40 to 90ft. About 40 routes total. The walls in order; Dall Wall, Prow, Snake, Eastern Block

Getting There

Approach 1: From highway 68, between Kingman and Bullhead City: Head South on Egar Rd, then turn right on Tapeats until it terminates at Guthrie, then right on Guthrie. Park on the west side of the road at a wilderness area sign.

Hike southwest on an old road (~0.4 miles) to meet the approach trail which will be on the right atop the saddle. This trail heads generally west and switches-back up the hill (~.25). The approach trail forks near the cliff, going right will take you to Eastern Block, and left will take you to Snake Flake, Prow Area, and then Dall Wall. There are a variety of Burro trails meandering the area, so get your bearings.
The land on the east side of Guthrie road is private, so please be respectful of residents.

 

Approach 2: (Parking area pictured above) Same as approach 1, but go past Tapeats rd to the next street (Shinarump rd.). Turn right onto Shinarump and at the end of the road turn right onto Guthrie rd. Drive straight and park in the vacant lot with the yellow dead-end sign pointing to it. (on the right). Once parked, walk past the white gate (on the BLM side of the road) and to the end of the drive. Then turn left at the rock cairn and green cacti. Follow the trail towards the obvious cliffs, cross the old road and continue straight up with switchbacks. (Follow the cairns and steps all the way up).

The crag is the prominent lower cliff band to the southwest of the parking area and is on BLM land.

Approach 3*: [This approach will put you at Siberia area]. Park at the corner of Gleeson Rd. and Unkar Dr. next to an old campfire pit and some BLM boundary markers. (You likely will need a vehicle with a little clearance to get here. Or be a bit careful/crafty with low clearance vehicles.

Once parked, head not straight to the big caves ~12 min, but head diagonally left towards the black-streaked cliffs. (~12-15min) Use burro trails when possible.

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Sam Elander
Bullhead City, AZ
Sam Elander   Bullhead City, AZ
ATTENTION: If you find/found a engagement ring, with fancy etchings in it, this past week, please let me know at 501-827-2946 or selander@harding.edu !
It would likely be near the base of a route. Apr 2, 2018
Sam Elander
Bullhead City, AZ
Sam Elander   Bullhead City, AZ
Completely separate: I was wondering if there was anybody still developing routes out here, or that lives here now that have hardware to develop routes. I think this place is a cool little local crag and would like to help contribute. Apr 2, 2018
Emmanuel Lacoste
Bullhead City, AZ
Emmanuel Lacoste   Bullhead City, AZ
Sam. A couple of us are still developing routes in the area. I have my eye on three lines now, just haven't gotten to them yet. Also looking at a whole new section of wall. Guessing I'll be bolting 20 to 30 routes this fall/winter.

We also found a whole new wall 20 minutes from Bullhead. That should have 30 or so routes from 5.8 to 5.12+ when completely bolted. (Again, fall/winter project)

Last month, a new wall was bolted in Kingman. 30 foot routes, but good quality climbing.

Eman May 17, 2018