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Routes in Pharaoh

'Phraid T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bladerunner S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
By Cracky T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Crack-Up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cripple Creek T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gashlycrumb Tinies T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hell is for Heros T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Lost in the Alps T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
On Ramp T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Standard Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thrash and Dangle T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Time the Avenger S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Scott Ayers
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Shared By: Luke Bertelsen on Nov 4, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Climb 3 bolts of vertical easier climbing with large moves between very good holds, then for the business. The top half of this route has quintessential Mt. Lemmon face climbing on par with the likes of Tsunami and Honker. Choose the best sequence through the quartz bands and scoops using some nice crimps and cool pockets, and you will find yourself at the last bolt with a bit of tricky climbing between you and the chains.


This climbs the tallest section of wall on the back side of the Pharaoh. This climb is best accessed by driving past the Windy point vista and the Goosehead. There are two pullouts on the right past the Goosehead. I have approached this route by parking at the second of these two and hiking down hill toward the Pharaoh.


6 bolts to chains with steel biners

  • Full hardware update Feb. 2015. All hardware courtesy of ASCA.


Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Great Route. Another of the must do 12s on the mountain. Getting to the rings from the last bolt proved to be a little perplexing. If you're not planning on doing any of the gear routes on the front side then this is a good one to lap a few times. No real stopper moves for the grade.


Just updated the route description here. I agree wholeheartedly with Eric. This is a great route to break into Mt. Lemmon 5.12. May 17, 2009
A good route to break into the grade. Mar 31, 2009