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Shared By: TheSykle on Mar 14, 2009 with updates from Craig Streit
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Access Issue: Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details


Fun route, thin at the start getting easier towards the top.


First face left of the upper pond. Three routes on the face, this route starts on the ledge and goes right up the middle.


9 bolts to 2 bolt anchor w/ mussy hooks
Scottsdale, AZ
Kish676   Scottsdale, AZ
Really fun route, after the second bold, there is an unexpected slabby move. Good end to a good day climbing at the pond. Oct 26, 2010
Heads up, anchors are showing some wear. Top rope on your own gear.

Cool climb Mar 19, 2013
Daniel Evans
Phoenix, AZ
Daniel Evans   Phoenix, AZ
Fun long route. Unfortunately both anchors at the top are now ruined from people toproping through them. I would not trust either of them. Rap off the anchors for Date Rape 3 ft to the climbers left if leading this route for a safe descent. Oct 31, 2015
Stephane Fitch 1
Stephane Fitch 1  
WARNING Moderate-grade climbers please be careful. First, as others have mentioned, the super shuts near the top of this climb are seriously worn and need replacing. Please don't top-rope on them. Also, the difficultly rating on this climb is seriously misleading. Way back when, it may have been a 5.7. But both this route and the one to its right have had some holds snap off over the years. Both now have sections on them that I think would rate hard 5.9 or even 5.10.

Having said that, I actually do like this climb. If you've got a partner who leads 5.10 or 5.11 confidently, get him or her to set this up as a top rope for you on your first time out. If you can muddle through the thin crux about one third of the way up, you're in for a nice long climb. Nov 3, 2015
Daniel Evans
Phoenix, AZ
Daniel Evans   Phoenix, AZ
Climbed this route again today. I think a few moves on this route could go a bit harder than 5.7 but they're far and few between. I think the bottom 1/3 sounds about right as the previous commenter stated. This climb is however a sustained 5.7 and a bit pumpy so be solid at the grade if you are going to lead it. Do not expect this to be a 5.7 gym climb. Bolts are well spaced making for a safe lead. DO NOT TOPROPE, LOWER, OR RAP THROUGH THE ANCHORS. To toprope this route use the anchor from Date Rape to the climbers left and place a redirect. Nov 22, 2015
The anchors on this route have been replaced by the Central Arizona Bolt Replacement Program on December 30th 2016. Enjoy! -- 1/2" Stainless Steel bolts with new hangers and chains. Jan 27, 2017
Craig Streit
Scottsdale, AZ
Craig Streit   Scottsdale, AZ
Mussy Hooks were added to the anchors on 12/13/18 Dec 13, 2018