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Description

This is a mixed area with a few slab and a few traditional crack routes. The rock is typical granite found throughout the McDowell Mountain park.

Getting There

This area is located to the North East of the Morrell's Wall Parking Lot area. When approaching from the main trail head bathroom area Start on Tom's Thumb Trail 0.1 mile. Then take the Mesquite canyon trail left(Southeast) for 0.2miles until in connects to the Feldspar trail then take another left(East) continue for a short distance until you encounter a sign marking a climbers trail. If unable to read the sign there will be a large boulder about the size of a house with an overhanging rivet ladder on the right. Continue on the well marked climbers trail until reaching a sign marking the Girlie Man climbing area. A short scramble will lead to the base of a slab area with several bolted lines.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Girlie Man Area

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V-easy 3
 10
Unknown Handcrack
Boulder
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c PG13
 26
Sassy
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 16
Pastie Whitie
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 28
Dog Gone It
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 43
Sphinctre Boy
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 23
Girlie Man
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unknown Handcrack
 10
V-easy 3 Boulder
Sassy
 26
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Pastie Whitie
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Sport 2 pitches
Dog Gone It
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Sport
Sphinctre Boy
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Girlie Man
 23
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
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ErikF  
I reworked the climber access route to Girlie Man with new steps in the bedrock and re-routing the worst of the slippery section. Please try to use it and let me know how it works. (pages 62-63 of mcdowellsrockclimbing.com/) Feb 26, 2018
12/9/18: Accidentally left a neon green quad anchor at the top of Dog Gone It/Smoother. It has 2 silver petzl lockers on it as well as a green + orange BD set of carabiners. If anyone gets to it before I can and would be kind enough to pick it up, please contact me at (630)-550-6612. I will buy you a pack of refreshments of your choice. Thank you! 1 hour ago · Lost & Found