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Anvil, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blacksmith, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Control Machete S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
El Cachorro (The Cub) S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fish and Clips S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Five Sisters, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Golden Werewolf , The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Howlin' Wolf S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lobos Trabajando S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Los Huevos del Oro S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Never Cry Wolf S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Palm Sex, Lies, and Lots of Tape S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Palm Snake S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Riddles of the Wise S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Señor Natural S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sheep's Clothing S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Will the Wolf Survive? S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wolf of the Deserts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Zombie Wolf S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 400 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Dane Bass and Ed Wright
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Shared By: 8jimi8 Clary on Jan 8, 2007
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4 pitches, 5 rappel stations:

P1: 5.8
P2: 5.9+ Bolted layback crack; it's sharp!
P3: 5.9+ Don't stop at the extra rappel station.
P4: 5.10a Crux pitch. Step out over the void and pull to the top of razor ridge.

Make sure you look through hole in the wall and see the other side of the next canyon before you get out on the last pitch.


Half way up the canyon on the right side. The route starts next to a table-sized rock on the path.


Bolts every 10-15 feet. 60m rope will get you up and down.
Jake Ryan
Gilbert, Arizona
Jake Ryan   Gilbert, Arizona
Rad pitches full of all different stuff. I agree with most people that the first few pitches are a tad stiff, final pitch is rated for the first move or two off the deck. Honestly, favorite quick couple of pitches to do in Portrero. We had a wicked fun time. May 30, 2017
Jon Jones
Penticton, B.C.
Jon Jones   Penticton, B.C.
A great route. P1 stiff for grade. P4 soft for grade. If you combine pitches 1 and 2 you will need 18-20 quick draws. You can also combine pitches 3 and 4 but it's best not to as this could make communication difficult. You can descend in 3 raps with one 70m rope: 1st rap, top to sub-anchor on p3; 2nd rap, sub-anchor to top of p1; 3rd rap, to ground. Feb 17, 2017
Did this route this evening.

First pitch felt a little tricky and maybe even tad bit runout in spots- same with pitch 2 about the run outs.

You will get a good view on the summit of this route of the notorious spot on the rappell for Estrellitas where everyone gets their rope stuck in the gully. Look left and you will see the palm tree with the fixed line attached to it.

All and all though this was a pretty fun route- get on it!

Oh yeah, and don't be thrown off on the third pitch by the extra rap station- keep climbing. You will know you're starting the fourth pitch because there is an awkward traverse right. and I mean AWKWARD. Haha. But still great fun. Dec 21, 2016
Derek Strittmatter
Houston, Texas
Derek Strittmatter   Houston, Texas
Great route! Be sure to find the trail next to the wall on the approach and avoid the scree field. P3 had the most bolts at 14. Mar 28, 2016
Ken Chase
Toronto, ON
Ken Chase   Toronto, ON
did this today. p4 is stellar. the layback midway on p2 is pretty awesome too, unique climbing. you can rap in 3 on a 70m: from top to substation on p3 (ledge 30' above p3 belay), to top of p1, to ground. rope stretcher on a 70 to substation, but doable. with a 60m do it in 4 raps. linked 1+2, 3+4 on a 70m. Feb 5, 2016
Andrew Mayer
Driggs, ID
Andrew Mayer   Driggs, ID
Awesome route! A couple notes:

P1 - felt more like 5.9
P2 - stellar
P3 - the longest pitch, about 120ft, took 13 draws if I remember correctly. a little pumpy
P4 - as mentioned, the first 3 bolts are wonderfully exposed climbing. short pitch, maybe 50ft

could certainly link pitches 1 and 2

4 raps to get down: 1)summit to top of p3, 2) to rap station 1/4 up p3, 3) to p1 anchor, 4) to the ground. you MIGHT be able to do raps 1 and 2 in a single rappel with a 70m rope but it would be close. Dec 24, 2014
Jim Morse
Hannibal, MO
Jim Morse   Hannibal, MO
Good route overall. That last move out onto the last pitch really makes it. Took me a minute to convince myself that I was going to be able to step out and stay on... Dec 28, 2012
One of the nicest routes I've climbed. Fourth pitch is amazing. Sep 30, 2012
gblauer Blauer
Wayne, PA
gblauer Blauer   Wayne, PA
Great climb, last pitch is fun, but short. Hike to climb is longer than you think...just keep counting the bolt lines and you will eventually get to the climb. Jan 20, 2009
Bryan Howell
San Francisco, CA
Bryan Howell   San Francisco, CA
Ooooh yeah, leading that last pitch is key. One of the highlights of the park... Dec 19, 2007
Danny Inman
Danny Inman   Arvada
The first couple moves of the last pitch are stellar. The rest of the route is also very good. Mar 27, 2007
this is a cool route and a unique location in the park. there are a few other worthwhile routes in lobo canyon - so it is worth the hike. the route is not as free of sharp vegitation as other walls - plus the rock is considerably sharper. i remember lots of fossils in the rock on this route. the last pitch is great and exposed. more of a boulder problem with exposure. Jan 31, 2007