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Center of Singularity, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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FA: Rodney Blakemore (aka "Rodman") et al, 2003
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Shared By: climnron on Oct 4, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Access Issue: Stage II Fire Restrictions and Closures in Place as of 8:00 AM May 23 Details

Description [Suggest Change]

The climb ascends the left side of the arch to its apex, then heads up to the anchor. Delicate moves to start and then long powerful moves on good holds. Finish on a short crack in the left dihedral.

Location [Suggest Change]

Park at the south end of the Park and head west to a trail. Head south past the apple field and then up to the visible arch.

Protection [Suggest Change]

8 bolts and a #1 Camalot.

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JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
FA Rodman Nov 11, 2006
Michael Ybarra
on the road
Michael Ybarra   on the road
Dennis? Jun 10, 2008
Braxtron
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Braxtron   ...
As of yesterday there's no trail, so wearing body armor & yielding 2 machetes is recommended. There's a faint road that leads from the southern-most ramada (the trail?) that will take you past a hydrant to the apple trees, but then it's bushwhacking through dense thorn bushes, no matter which way you go. IMO, it's easier to take the service road at the south end of the parking lot, then start heading up to the arch somewhere among the apple trees. Don't go past the arch! There's less bushwhacking if you stay to the north (the parking lot side).

Also... this route is on the north-side of the formation. There's sun to warm up in, under the arch, but only until mid-afternoon (in October). Oct 12, 2008
climnron  
 
There is a trail. It is just faint and difficult to find on the way up on your first trip. We tried to put a lot of cairns on it a couple of years ago after the fire, but the heavy monsoon this year may have washed sections out or increased the underbrush in the spots that did not burn. It starts near the water pump piping. Oct 13, 2008
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
First Ascent Rodney Blakemore (aka "Rodman") et al, 2003 Apr 12, 2010
RyanJames
  5.13b
RyanJames  
  5.13b
This route is very, very nice. May 24, 2010
just hiked up today/ only takes 15 minutes and what a special/amazing place! hike down service road and into apple orchard. walk to end of orchard and there is a green chain link fence and trail starts right at edge of that. work up and right of first slab. Very minor bushwacking and pretty easy to get up there. May 6, 2014
RyanJames
  5.13b
RyanJames  
  5.13b
DO NOT walk down the gravel service road past the "No Trespassing" signage! If the rangers keep seeing climbers going up there, they will definitely monitor it more. Instead, park at the far south end of the southern parking lot and take the very small overgrown utility/forest road from the southwest end of the southern parking lot (it's on the uphill side of the parking lot), and be quick. From the parking lot, it's about a 100-foot walk into the brush and trees to where the rangers can't see. Keep going down this overgrown utility road, past the orchards, which will be on your left) until you near the slabs, then hike uphill. Don't be seen. Don't wear bright colors, and don't scream and yell when you whip at the multiple cruxes. It would be shame for the park to crack down on this climb. May 31, 2016

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