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Where was I yesterday? [Flagstaff]


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Justin Brunson · · Broomfield CO · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 2,201

I was somewhere southeast of Crown Rock, on the north side of Gregory Canyon yesterday. Found a few established problems that I can't identify. Anybody recognize them?

Pocketed face.

Big pothole.

Ridgeline for reference - looking north.

EeT · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0

I have climbed the pocket face before... the others I dont recognize ... I have also messed around Alot back there I have climbed stuff that looks like it hasn't been climbed but im not saying they were FA...

EeT · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0

You were near the candel area...

Justin Brunson · · Broomfield CO · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 2,201

I went back yesterday with some better beta-- these are directly south of Alamo Rock maybe 100 yards. The one with the pothole is about 50ft further downhill from the little wall with the pockets. The line I did was really fun, around V0-1 and thuggy. Still no idea what they're called; I might post them up with temporary names and see if that attracts any historians.

Cornelius Jefferson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 105

People have been fucking around on those rocks for decades

Go ahead and name them though I doubt anyone cares just don't claim FAs lol

Chip Phillips · · Broomfield, CO · Joined May 2001 · Points: 1,655

The first picture appears to be the South Face of the complex of rock Pat Ament called the Erasable Boulder maybe 40 years ago. There are a few problems and variations there. I refer to it as the Erasable Boulder Complex, because its not really one boulder.

The second picture is what I have referred to as The Pyramid, but it has never appeared in any guidebook. There are 4 or 5 problems on it as well.

In total, I've done 90 problems on the Alamo Rock Ridge. Some of the best rock and moderate problems on the mountain are found here. This area does not lend itself to hard problems because the holds tend to be large. Love this area as it is almost always quiet.

Justin Brunson · · Broomfield CO · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 2,201

Thanks, Chip. You're right, it's a nice, quiet spot to decompress after work.

I've started cataloguing some of the routes I've tried here

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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