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Central Gorge North

Arizona > Central Arizona > Christopher Creek Gorge

Description

A nice warm area in winter; if in the shade it's fine other seasons. It faces south and is shaded by the huge wall facing it across the Creek.

Getting There

From paved parking turn left onto powerline road and walk uphill on the trail to the saddle (Southeast). From the saddle walk towards the edge of the canyon and look for open area above the Gorge. A large gash opens up and drops down on a faint trail. As you descend you will pass bolts on the walk down; rescue uses them. Downstream from Christopher Creek Gorge's start is a split in the rocky top. Descend a faint trail; you may pass bolts on the walk down. Continue zigzaggin to top of routes or descend just upstream and rappel in on river right.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Sunset Corner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Fife's Finger
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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Gunkadelic
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 1
Wilder Ride
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunset Corner
 1
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Fife's Finger
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gunkadelic
 1
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Wilder Ride
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad

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Entry into central gorge from the saddle trail.
[Hide Photo] Entry into central gorge from the saddle trail.