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Jacks canyon (Asylum) guidebook?

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jeremiahmoore2004 Moore · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 0

I think I’m heading here the first week of April 2020.  I have an old handwritten guide of the Asylum from the early 2000’s but am looking for a newer printed guide if that exists?  Thanks for any info/ beta anyone can provide.  Jeremiah

Kief Manning · · Elgin, AZ · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

Deidre burton wrote one about ten years ago. Check abebooks.com probably find one cheap

Eric D · · Gnarnia · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 235

Have you climbed there before?  In all likelihood it will be way too hot to climb there in April. That place is a solar oven. 

jeremiahmoore2004 Moore · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 0

Thanks Kief!  So the 2009 version of the guidebook includes the asylum?
Eric D-thanks,  I have been there several times about 15 years ago and come to think of it, it was during the winter.  I guess we’ll head to the shade at jacks if it’s too warm there

Kief Manning · · Elgin, AZ · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0
Eric D wrote: Have you climbed there before?  In all likelihood it will be way too hot to climb there in April. That place is a solar oven. 

April could go either way. Been early cold here in AZ. The new year could be a crap shoot as to weather

Kief Manning · · Elgin, AZ · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0
jeremiahmoore2004 Moore wrote: Thanks Kief!  So the 2009 version of the guidebook includes the asylum?
Eric D-thanks,  I have been there several times about 15 years ago and come to think of it, it was during the winter.  I guess we’ll head to the shade at jacks if it’s too warm there

I will try and pull it off the shelves and let you know. Haven’t been up there in a few years either. Hang tight 

mark Hofmeister · · Flagstaff,Az · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 55

Also on rockclimbing.com there is a good guide for the asylum. 

Kief Manning · · Elgin, AZ · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

74 routes in Deidre’s book at Asylum. Ranging mainly 10a to 14a with one just marked “5” “good for beginners

jeremiahmoore2004 Moore · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 0
Kief Manning wrote: 74 routes in Deidre’s book at Asylum. Ranging mainly 10a to 14a with one just marked “5” “good for beginners


jeremiahmoore2004 Moore · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 0

Thanks for checking that out for me!  And thanks for all the good info!

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