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The Roost Area

Arizona > Central Arizona > Queen Creek Canyon > Lower Devil's C… > Refuge > Raptor Ridge
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Description

North side of Raptor Ridge, this is the namesake area that was what DAS was initially drawn to. A number of long trad lines ascend either side of the fully bolted visionary line, Raptor's Roost, that is still a project. These trad test pieces range from 5.9 to 5.12- and are exceptional examples of LD climbing. It's a shady area and is best saved for the warmer months. The west face routes get later afternoon sun and are shorter.

Getting There

North side of the area. The trail leads to the base of the west face routes, specifically to Free Flight and Buzzard Bait.

Routes from Left to Right

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