Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft|
|FA:||Brian Povolny, Todd Gordon, Carl Granstaf, Steve Prakken, Diane Stang, David Ek, Tom Michael|
|Page Views:||1,109 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||toddgordon Gordon on May 16, 2007|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
Access Issue: Closed. Details
It is presently illigal to climb on the Navajo Indian Reservation. These climbs are listed here for historical purposes only.
This is a crag with various routes 5.7 to 5.10c. They have names like West Face (5.10b), Diamond Route (5.9), South Edge (5.9+), North Ridge (5.7), Larry the Liar Gets a Friend (5.9+), East Face Right (5.10c)....there may be more....but I doubt it. They are loosely described in Eric's Desert Rock. We climbed here because the climbs were short, the climbs were fun (for us......but they aint' all that......)...we climbed here after work, got together with friends, challenged ourselves, got some exercise, got cuts on our hands/legs/arms,...shreaded our novice climber friends, and all in a very quiet, secluded , beautiful place with NO approach. I'm telling ya;... the climbing aint' too good, but the fun is good. Steve Prakken made it up a few of these climbs;...he's a doctor, a non-climber, and a good sport who was game for anything;....He got top-roped up 5.9 and 5.10 desert cracks;...he got real bloody, and had a bloody good time as well. We "discovered" this climbing area while scouting out rock formations from an airplane! There are dirt roads all over the place, some cool Anasazi cave ruins, arches, and windows, a few spires, ...all sorts of cool stuff to explore. This area is hidden from the main road by a big dirt mesa;....but it's fairly easy to get to, once you figure it out. Worth a visit;....if even just to satisfy a curiousity and check out a cool area.