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Routes in Central Reservation Climbs

Bentwood Spire (NE Face) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chinle Spire (N. Face) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
Dead Horse Spire T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3
Dead Horse/Cow Crags T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Edna Mode (Dead Horse Spire) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1+
Elephant Butte (Elephant Head Route) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
King Louie Spire (Monkey Face) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A2+
Los Gigantos Butte III (Fiend without a Face) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3
Los Gigantos II (W.Face) T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A3+
Lucky Strike Spire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
Many Farms Pinnacle (So. Face) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
Pope (Primal Yawn ), The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3+
Pope (Supreme Being) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A1+ PG13
Pratilus Spire (E. Face) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
Rattlesnake Arch (Buzzworm) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rock Point Spire, N. Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
Round Rock (S E Side) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Smith Spire West Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
Standing Rock (Rock Point) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tsaile Peak (So. Face) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Whale, NE Arete, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
Window Rock III (Crag) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, Aid, 150 ft
FA: Todd Gordon, Brian Povolny, Jan. 1984
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on May 17, 2007
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Closed. Details

Description

Start out with some A2 aid climbing, then to 5.9 hands, then cross over right to another crack system and more A2 (1-1 1/2 inch) to the top. Rap from a sling around the summit.

Location

Located in high plateau behind Chinle Hospital. Chilnle , Ariz.

Protection

I used 2 pitons, and a buch of cams..(maybe double rack of cams). Slings, and extra long rummer or piece of rope for summit rap.

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toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
  5.9 A2
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
  5.9 A2
A couple things cool about this climb. It is more of a fin of rock....wide from one side, and narrow/skinny from the profile. It has no approach;...you drive over to the base. It is sort of by it self, which is cool. The climbing is mostly generic aid;...nothing to write home about. This climb recieve a 2nd ascent by some friends of mine, shortly after we did the F. A.....maybe it's had a few more ascents. It's fun enough, a desert spire, and in a cool place. Not a really involved ascent.....fairly solid rock too, for Reservation sandstone. May 18, 2007
Stu Ritchie
Denver
Stu Ritchie   Denver
I climbed this formation with two other guys from Colorado in the 90's. While the climbing itself was not too difficult, we were a bit startled by the presence of one of the columns that had formerly been attached to the formation laying on the hardpan. As best as we could figure out (based on the cow tracks that seemed to go under the huge column) the easternmost part of the formation had come crashing down in the very recent past! Apr 23, 2009

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