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Adamantasaurus Flacciphallicus PhD S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Adventure Quest S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Arete Horizon S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Beer and Dead Animals S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Weld Show, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Blisters in the Sun S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Casting Couch, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Casting Shadows S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Christmas Chocolate S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chutes and Ladders S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Close Call S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Clueless S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cowboy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cowgirl S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crazy Fingers S,TR 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Crosses Are Free, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Date Rape S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Dead Pool S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Death Row S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Desert Devil S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Easy Pool S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Emerald, The S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Endomorph Man S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fat Boy Goes to the Pond S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Follow Your Heart S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
God Save The Ta Tas S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Great Short Route S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot House S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Hot Line S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
In Seam S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Is Nothing Sacred S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Just Can't Get Any S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Kitty Litter S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Leave Your Money On the Dresser S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Liquid Sunshine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Loc-Tite S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Main Squeeze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mistaken Identity S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mona Lisa S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Natural Wonder T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Next To Nothing S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ninja School S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Noah's Ark S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nothing Becomes Her S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nothing But Air S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Nothing Lasts Forever S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nothing Shocking S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nothing To It S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nothing's There S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Nothings Left S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nothings Right S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Out on Parole S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pocket Party S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pocket Pow-Wow S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pocket Pulling Pansies S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pocket Puzzle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pocket Warmer S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pompasfuc S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pony Express S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Princess Jordini and Her Magic Flute S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Return From the Great Mormon Experience S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rock Lobster S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rocky Horror Picture Show S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sappy Love Song S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Soft Parade, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Space Hog S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Takin it to the Street S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Time Share S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Warden, The S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Weak Sister S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wild Wild West S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Winds of Change S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Youth is Beauty S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Access Issue: Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details

Description

Excellent climb up steep pocketed face. Great holds, fun moves, sustained with one good rest.

Location

West-facing wall at right end of Upper Pond West. Just around corner from monster overhang.

Protection

Bolts & shuts
caughtinside
Oakland CA
  5.10a/b
caughtinside   Oakland CA
  5.10a/b
This is a terrific, fun and pumpy climb! Great pockets and good length. Nov 26, 2008
Sonnabend
West Saint Paul, MN
 
Sonnabend   West Saint Paul, MN
 
Great climb, very sustained and no real rest spots. I'd guess it was about 75 feet to the anchors. The anchors are not shuts though, just chain.

Getting the first bolt really sets the tone for the route but once you get past that it makes the rest seem much more doable.

Enjoy

Also try the route just to the right of this "Arete Horizon" it is pretty equal in difficulty and equal in the fun category as well. Mar 5, 2009
Pete Hickman
Tacoma, WA
 
Pete Hickman   Tacoma, WA
 
Awesome climb! There are big holds all the way up but it is steep and has a bulge at the top. A lot of the lower grade climbs are much thinner than this one, only it requires endurance. May 18, 2009
BenClimbing
  5.9+
BenClimbing  
  5.9+
I suppose if QC has a route that deserves the "classic" classification, this is it. Dec 21, 2010
brucy
5.10c
brucy  
5.10c
We thougth this route to be two (2) letter grades harder then the route to the right even tho they're rated the same. Still in all,
it's one of our favorite warm ups and have been doing it for years. Feb 28, 2011
manuel rangel
Arizona
manuel rangel   Arizona
I agree, it has to be harder than 10a! May 18, 2012
RazRez  
GPS coordinates (WGS84 hddd.ddddd°)

Parking for the pond:
N33.30839 W111.07076

Trailhead:
N33.30973 W111.06783

Pocket puzzle:
N33.31010 W111.06888 Feb 27, 2013
Stephane Fitch 1
  5.10a
Stephane Fitch 1  
  5.10a
The Queen Creek Canyon classic 5.10. Do yourself a favor and get a quickdraw in and protect the first move, which is quite overhung and burly. Once you're over your feet and past that first move, things settle down. I think a 5.9 climber can enjoy this climb enormously on top-rope if he/she stays relaxed and hunts for the jugs. They are there. Super fun. Nov 3, 2015
This is a FANTASTIC climb. Slightly overhung into a big sit rest, followed by a bit more pumpy climbing to an slabby finish. It has a ton of solid clean holds throughout and feet are everywhere. If you don't find something on your first move, you move 3-inches to the left or right and hit hold that's a huge a fist full of rock. Well protected and all clipping stances were solid. If you visit the pond, make sure this is on your tick list.

  • *NOTE: We climbed on Dec. 20, 2017 and the 1st bolt was a spinner. The bolt seemed still solid in the rock, but the hanger spins. Might need to be tightened down or replaced sometime in the future.
Dec 22, 2017

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