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Abyss, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
As Nasty As They Want To Be S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Don't Feed the Agave S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
It Takes a Thief S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mr. Slate S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Purple Shark S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shark Bait S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sister of Mercy S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
True Value S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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One of Flagstaff's finest for the grade.

Purple Shark starts out with a steep section riddled with pockets. Some technical arĂȘte climbing leads to the crux boulder problem over the roof, and onto the upper headwall.


This route starts on the arete and goes left. It had purple bolt hangers as of Fall 2005.


6 bolts
Phx/Flg AZ
KyleK2   Phx/Flg AZ
A little bit of history. This route was bolted ground up drilling on stance and hooks except for the last bolt. After taking some whips trying to drill the last bolt, Drew finally succumbed to rap bolting the last bolt. The last hanger was painted purple with yellow teeth around the carabiner hole to resemble a sharks mouth. Oct 3, 2012

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