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Angel Wing S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Arrogant Bastard S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Avian Flew T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Back In Black S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Boojum Roof T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cherry Picker T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Dave Christensen Memorial Route T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Duckie Butt Rub S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Exacerbator T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Footprints in the Sand T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Immediate Gratification S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Kestrel's Last Stand S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lichenometry S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Los Cojones S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mayor of Old School T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Means to an End T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mellow Yellow S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shoot to Thrill T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stellar Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Taming AmyG Dala S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ten Roof Rusted TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Troublesome God S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Type: Sport, 260 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Manuel Rangel, Mike Knarzer, David Sampson
Page Views: 4,394 total, 31/month
Shared By: manuel rangel on May 2, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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This route is just before you get to the second overhang over the ledge/trail; look for a massive black-lichen covered face and the bolts are just left of it on the arete. The crux is getting to the last bolt on the first pitch, piece of cake after that. A cam just off the ground adds safety for those who feel it necessary.
Aaron Collins
Santan Valley, AZ
 
Aaron Collins   Santan Valley, AZ
 
Great route! Oct 3, 2014
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.10b/c
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.10b/c
The loose block is still there and I tried to pry it loose while rapping the pitch, but it wouldn't give. Bring crowbar next time ... note to self and anyone else. Jun 17, 2013
Nick Schlichtman
Golden, CO
 
Nick Schlichtman   Golden, CO
 
Was on this today and noticed a loose, sizeable block on the 2nd 5.10 pitch. It was a few moves past the small roof maybe 10 feet below the anchors. I pulled on it without knowing (its an obvious jug) it was loose and it definitely scared me. I dont think it is necessarily going anywhere soon but it would do some damage to the belayer if it did. A crowbar could definitely remove it if anyone else thinks it appropriate to get it off the route. Removing it would not change the climbs grade or quality at all. Aug 17, 2012
The name was formed in remembrance of Dave Christensen. Oct 11, 2011
roman d
Pasadena, CA
  5.10c
roman d   Pasadena, CA
  5.10c
The first pitch (below the ledge) is way fun, and definitely worth doing! Aug 14, 2011
manuel rangel
Arizona
 
manuel rangel   Arizona
 
Joe, most of the 3rd pitch is a huge detached flake. As I bolted the line, the top bolts sounded louder than the lower ones as I hammered them in. I don't think it's going anywhere, it is huge, thicker at the bottom and leans back slightly. Still spooky. Oct 1, 2010
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.10b/c
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.10b/c
Yup, this just passed Walking Dead Arete for my favorite climb out here. Agree with Tyler's assessment! What fun to set this route, nice job indeed guys and thanks for another sweet line. Apr 26, 2010
manuel rangel
Arizona
 
manuel rangel   Arizona
 
The route description needs updating, the first pitch actually begins below the ledge, easy 7 or 8. It is now a 4 pitch route. Apr 23, 2010
Tyler Williams
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10c
Tyler Williams   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10c
Wow, great route! probably the best i've done at iso. All 3 upper pitches were varied and interesting - i'd call them 10c/10b/10a and burly/mantlishious/delicate. We saw no need for gear. Apr 19, 2010
Mike
Phoenix
  5.10
Mike   Phoenix
  5.10
One of the best routes here, and IMHO the best of it's grade in all of Iso. All 3 pitches are great, with fun moves and awesome position. Jul 13, 2009
Just climbed this route and have to say it is stellar! Manny and the gang have established real gems! Great eyes for lines and smartly protected routes. I led the 2nd pitch and found it throughly engaging. Not as steep as the 1st pitch but very thoughtful. The final pitch was also different from the other two but no less entertaining. This climb tops out with a sweet view. Probably going to become an Arizona classic. Apr 11, 2007