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Shared By: Joe Keyser on Feb 18, 2013
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Access Issue: Seasonal Rock Climbing Closure - North Face of Tom's Thumb. Details

Description

These crags sit across the valley from the Loaf on a SW facing hillside. Not many routes, crumbly rock, but excellent views of Mcdowell mountains and adjacent climbing areas.

The routes on Fairweather wall appeared to have significantly exfoliating rock and so we chose not to climb them.

After climbing here you can scramble back across the hillside to the routes at Loaf, Torrid Wall and Trundling pinnacles (etc...). This is a bit of a bushwack. We did this after climbing Roofer Madness and found a beehive directly at the base of Desert Solitaire. Peter got stung in the head so we chose not to climb it this day.

Getting There

We approached as for the South area parking at the power line turn off from 136th. Hike as for the Loaf and continue north and east on flat ground spotting the SW facing crags. Basically just pick a way up the bush-choked gully, and hope you had the sense to wear long pants.

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Routes Mostly Face: Southwest · West
Sunny Roughly 12pm to 6pm during high season
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Details: Walls face west-southwest. Sunny from the time the sun swings around mid-day until it gets low enough to be blocked by the bulk of Little Granite Mountain later in the day.

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