Elevation: 3,237 ft
GPS: 33.441, -111.463 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: pseudalpine on Dec 27, 2018
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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The Crying Dinosaur formation resides on the south side of Siphon Draw, sandwiched between high canyon walls just off the main hiking trail headed for the Flatiron high above. When seen from the right angle (from far away), the formation is supposed to look somewhat like a dinosaur’s head. The high walls, usually shade the formation during the Supes climbing season, making it somewhat difficult to identify from the straight-on view. However, a little strategic viewing on the hike into the gully can save you some work when trying to find the pinnacle during the last part of the approach.

Regular Route, P3 cl.4

Siphon Draw

Access the Siphon Draw Trail (#53) from Lost Dutchman State Park. Follow this trail up into Siphon Draw. Continue hiking into the mouth of the canyon, keeping an eye to the right. The formation sits across the canyon (and a bit further east) from the North Buttress where the route Spider Walk is located. There will be a gully on the right side of the trail that you have to cross to get over to the climb. This climb is somewhat hard to spot as it sits up against (and blends into) a major cliff that sits behind it.

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Lost and Found
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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