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Anyone going to the Keyhole Classic next weekend?

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DesertDan · · Bemidji, MN · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 5,066

Do you like low-key three day desert climbing parties? Or enjoy climbing with family and friends while watching dog packs and kid packs run around? If so, this is the place for you!

From the second Classic.

Typical nightlife at a Classic.

Last year's Classic.
Eric I · · Desert Hot Springs, CA · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 0

Hey Dan! I'm considering stopping by on Saturday, what's the climbing going to be like? What was the turnout like last year?

I've heard that there will be a guide book for the area available this week, any info on that?

Arin Earl · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 85

I popped in last year on Sunday as the whole thing was coming to a close and there was still a ton of ropes out and people hanging out, climbing, etc.

Good time!

DesertDan · · Bemidji, MN · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 5,066

You should definitely stop by! On average they'll be 1-2 dozen top ropes are set up throughout the Lower Canyon on climbs from 5.7 to 5.11ish. Last year 80-100 people showed up. A guidebook is in the works but won't be ready this weekend.

Leslie McG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 410

Is this event both days? And once in the canyon is it easy to find? I am interested in checking this out but dont know anything about it.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340


Purple is graded desert road


Lower canyon walls
craigers · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Hey Desert Dan!
I'll be there friday thru sunday. Coming from Flagstaff and looking forward to it. i can bring extra ropes, harnesses, and shoes if needed. Anything else to contribute?

Leslie McG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 410

I think I saw someone grab my dog's leash towards the end of the day; would love it if I could get it's been here only leash for 8 years. Was pink now is just a "used" color. THANKS!!!!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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