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Visiting pheonix - seeing TOOL and Coheed tonight - Grand Canyon on Sunday - Climb Monday ?

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Lou Cerutti · · Carlsbad, California · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 217

any recommendations on a quality TR crag with easy approach? TR not mandatory, open to leading up to 5.9 but I'm not traveling with an experienced lead belayer so... That's a limitation.

Would love some beautiful scenery and quality rock. I'm interested in single pitch cracks with easy nearby sport leads for my lady companion.

I'm traveling with a single rack to 3" so splitter cracks are not very doable unless TR'd.

Heading back home to San Diego and Tuesday

I do NOT have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I drive a hatchback so graded dirt roads are about as adventurous as I can get.


Scott M. McNamara · · Tucson, Arizona · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 55

Everything top rope-able, but no sport climbs.

Not far from Grand Canyon. (About an hour from Grand Canyon Village to Williams area and probably about half an hour from Williams area to the Crag.)

Lou Cerutti · · Carlsbad, California · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 217

That area looks really nice, Scott. Thank you. Any recommendations on places to camp tonight after the GC?

Paul Zander · · Bern, CH · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 702

I'd also recommend oak creek overlook for toproping. Bring long slings or cordage and use a tree as an anchor. It's recommended to use a jacket or rope bag to pad the tree. The climbing is similar to Paradise Forks, but ledgier and thus easier. It's also a bit less out of the way to get there.

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