Type: Trad, 3 pitches
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Shared By: markguycan on Apr 16, 2006
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Great route of four continuous pitches. Lots of solid gear as often as you want and fun technical climbing (face, stemming, semi-chimning, crack, etc.) About 350' and the ratings are 5.6, 5.8, 5.9, 5.6


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Linda White
maricopa, AZ
  5.8 PG13
Linda White   maricopa, AZ
  5.8 PG13
Nice route. Alot of lime and algae from weather, not a problem tho'. Takes gear well everywhere. Just South of the Gulley. Love Iso!!! Mar 15, 2007
Tyler Williams
Flagstaff, AZ
Tyler Williams   Flagstaff, AZ
a little dirty and a little loose feeling (compared to some other routes at iso), but the climbing was fun and the top chimney has an awesome position/exposure. Apr 19, 2010
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Top chimney upped it to 3 stars for me, 'twas a sweet end. Apr 26, 2010
Old slings at the rap stations. Dudes that's so 20th century.
Tell you what, when and if you guys publish a guide for this area EFR and I will come over and put in some raps stations with biners and quick links. Which of course is what you guys should be doing anyway.
Iso is a great place to climb lets not clutter it up with loads of old tat!! What are we in England?? Aug 24, 2010
roman d
Pasadena, CA
roman d   Pasadena, CA

The anchor on top of P3 Aug 24, 2010
Tim Heid   AZ
As far as I could tell from the anchors on top of Further, the exact same webbing in Roman's picture from 2010 is still on the anchors for Closer...yikes. May 18, 2012
Adam-phx-trad Saieed
Phoenix, AZ
Adam-phx-trad Saieed   Phoenix, AZ
did this route yesterday great fun on the last 3 pitches.
in the guide book it says there is a fourth pitch by rapping down from the pine at the ledge. personally i would skip this pitch its really loose since im guessing it doesn't see much traffic. i spent some time cleaning it on the rappel. it is maybe a 5.6 and fairly easy climbing but very loose. just do the 3 pitches form the ledge for the most fun.

New anchors on top of every pitch 2 bolt or cold shuts. Apr 7, 2014
mesa, az
bio   mesa, az
A decent route, a bit dirty by iso standards but fun enough. Apr 17, 2015
David Deville
Flagstaff, Arizona
David Deville   Flagstaff, Arizona
The final pitch listed at 5.6 is actually way right of the anchors on top of the big ledge. If you look at the topo in the guidebook, the 5.6 pitch looks like it should be the second pitch of Further, but it's actually the original last pitch of closer. Going up the obvious finger crack (listed as a 5.9 variation for the last pitch) has a spot in a bulge that is really hard for the grade by ISO standards (much harder than anything else on the route IMO) and has bad fall potential/tiny gear in the crux (I only had a purple c3 between me and broken ankles- spooky). The first two pitches off the approach ledge protect really well at their cruxes. Apr 16, 2017