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Bloody Mary S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bottoms Up S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Branch Breaker S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Car Bomb S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cheers S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dirty Woman T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dont Bolt Me T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Dunka S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dunka Dunk S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fat Tire S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Funky Noises S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Going S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Green Monster Crack T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Hail-N-Rain S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Hard Feelings T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Hollowpoint S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Input S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Insane Pilot T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Leap Frog T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lichen T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Rubber Ducky S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Neaker's S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
New Years Day S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Obsessed Driller S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
On the Rocks S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Profane S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Simpsons Survival S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Situational Distress T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Spinal Arc S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Touching The Void S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wheres Mike T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Andy Peter, Steve Kanoza 2004
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Shared By: Vincent Greene on Dec 11, 2004
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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This route is worth the hike up the hill to get to it. Its a pumpy vertical to slightly overhung face with thin ledges for feet and hands and bomber hand holds right where and when you need them. Turn right at the top of the trail and look for an obvious west facing triangular face (narrow on the bottom and wider at the top) with two sets of chains in the middle and the left top. There is a slab on the right side of the route. Boulder up the slab to clip the first bolt, then step across onto the face, or back down and do it from the bottom with a TR from the first bolt. Resist the urge to go straight up from the bottom on lead - it is 10a/b moves on very questionable rock. Follow the bolts, staying mostly to the right. You are heading for the set of chains just left of the angled crack at middle of the wall.


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Eric Sophiea
Eric Sophiea  
Crux is starting direct and is well below the first bolt. If you're climbing up the slab to get to the first bolt, you're cheating yourself out of some fun moves. Crux at bottom feels 9+, but only if you like small crimps. The rest of the climb has a few 5.9 moves and is nice and steep with plenty of great foot placements.

Very aggressive spotting or a stick clip is nice for that first bolt. Jan 25, 2014
Tucson, AZ
Chen   Tucson, AZ
Fun climb. I think if you start from the very bottom, getting to the 1st bolt definitely require some 10a moves, but the rest is probably a solid 9 or 9+. Jun 16, 2009
Boodge Nomchompski  
Fun. There isn't a single move harder than 5.8, but its steepness (maybe slightly overhung?) makes it harder 5.9. Definitely not 5.10a. Feb 10, 2008
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
another great boot hill route! Oct 14, 2007
A.P.T.   Truckee,Ca
Welcome to Mt. Project. Unfortunately the quality of the photo isn't that good. I now have a 'Canon Power Shot S3' that takes some awesome pics. Have you climbed at the "Chessman" yet? There are some nice moderates there that are well protected both trad and sport and has shade till high noon! The "Boothill" climbing area I would rate a C- area. The "Chessman" area I would rate at least a B+ area due to better rock quality and most climbs there have at least twice the vertical height. Drop me an E-mail if you haven't been there yet? I'll be glad to show you around. A 60M rope is required here and tie a knot at the end of the rope or have your belayer tie in as several 1 pitch climbs here are 100 Ft. or more. Jun 22, 2007
Visiting from New Hampshire, used to live here and heard this was a good route. I liked it just fine. Nice area for some winter climbing. Not even close to the quality of Chihuahua Power though. I had a good time on it. Feb 21, 2007
I agree with Murdock's comment about the climb Cheer's.Although this is a climb I put up,the Home Page should be reserved for featuring the Mt. Lemmon Classic's! Cheer's is a very fun climb,but definitely lack's the ingredient's for more recognition.Boothill is a Great Place for sport climbing and has many nice moderate's for the moderate climber.As for many sport climb's on Mt.Lemmon,they would bore most climber's that are spoiled with climbing clean California type Granite! I have been trying to contact the website operator's about removing Cheer's as a featured climb,so if you folk's see this posting please remove this climb from the Home Page and Thank's for making this site available to our "Climbing Community". Mar 10, 2006
Tucson, Arizona
eMurdock   Tucson, Arizona
I will try not to be a jerk, but this route should not be a "featured" Mt. Lemmon route. It is a fine, yet forgettable route. It is not comparable to other high quality routes of the same grade (for example Steel Crazy, Space Cowboy, R-4 or even Old Man). A route deserves the highest aesthetic rating if it has engaging moves, good rock, good position and good length. This relatively short route climbs the side of a scrappy cliff on some jugs. Visitors to Tucson, or even locals, should not be fooled into thinking that a route such as this one represents the best of Mt. Lemmon. Boot Hill is a fine crag, but IMHO there is not a single inspiring line there. Nevertheless, I thank Andy and others for the enjoyable routes. Mar 10, 2006
Scott Tucker
Tucson, AZ
Scott Tucker   Tucson, AZ
Very good climb, definitely worth the hike. Not .10a but solid 9 or 9+. Perfect holds. Great fun! Feb 28, 2006
Cheers is definitely not a 5.10a, the original rating was lowered to 5.9+ and with the many juggy holds it could be considered 5.9! Cheers may feel harder than some nearby 10's because it is a bit more sustained! Dec 14, 2005
Joseph Stover
Batesville, AR
Joseph Stover   Batesville, AR
This is definitely a great route. I think 5.10a is a fair rating, but then that would make dragons back at prison camp a 5.10b for directly up the bolt line and branch breaker a 5.9+. I guess its silly to argue about ratings since they seem to be kind of subjective. Definitely worth doing again! Great bolting job, great route! Dec 13, 2005
Chris Dillon
Chris Dillon  
I agree. This route alone is well worth the trek up. Apr 7, 2005
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
I thought this was a good route. I would give it two stars. I am not sure that it deserves anything above that as it is fairly short. It is fairly solid rock as compared to some of the other routes at the crag that I have wondered why somone bothered to bolt at all. Feb 27, 2005
Vincent Greene
Vincent Greene  
For clarity, I posted this route as two stars so that consensus can drive the rating up without a long thread of arguing about stars. My personal opinion (and that of my entire climbing party) is that this is a solid three star route. I would compare this to Chihuahua Power, which is also three stars in my book. If this route was the only one worth doing at Boot Hill, I would still slog up the hill to repeat it over and over. Dec 23, 2004