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Adamantasaurus Flacciphallicus PhD S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Adventure Quest S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Arete Horizon S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Beer and Dead Animals S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Weld Show, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Blisters in the Sun S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Casting Couch, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Casting Shadows S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Christmas Chocolate S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chutes and Ladders S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Close Call S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Clueless S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cowboy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cowgirl S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crosses Are Free, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Date Rape S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Dead Pool S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Death Row S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Desert Devil S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Easy Pool S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Emerald, The S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Endomorph Man S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fat Boy Goes to the Pond S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Follow Your Heart S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
God Save The Ta Tas S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Great Short Route S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot House S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Hot Line S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
In Seam S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Is Nothing Sacred S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Just Can't Get Any S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Leave Your Money On the Dresser S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Liquid Sunshine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Loc-Tite S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Main Squeeze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mistaken Identity S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mona Lisa S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Natural Wonder T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Next To Nothing S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ninja School S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Noah's Ark S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nothing Becomes Her S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nothing But Air S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Nothing Lasts Forever S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nothing Shocking S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nothing To It S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nothing's There S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Nothings Left S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nothings Right S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Out on Parole S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pocket Party S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pocket Pow-Wow S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pocket Pulling Pansies S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pocket Puzzle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pocket Warmer S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pompasfuc S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pony Express S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Princess Jordini and Her Magic Flute S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Return From the Great Mormon Experience S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rock Lobster S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rocky Horror Picture Show S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sappy Love Song S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Soft Parade, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Space Hog S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Takin it to the Street S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Time Share S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Warden, The S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Weak Sister S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wild Wild West S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Winds of Change S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Youth is Beauty S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details

Description

Starts with a step across over the water on to a two bolt face up to the ledge where the other two routes start. Then somewhat thin climbing the rest of the way past 8 bolts to the top. No real crux unless you think the first move is the crux.

Location

Face just left of the upper pond. Rightmost of the three routes on the face going up the rounded prow.

Protection

10 bolts to chains and a set of those anchors they have in the lead area of PRG
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
Sean Godwin
Vancouver, BC
  5.8
Sean Godwin   Vancouver, BC  
  5.8
Came on to post a similar warning, only to see that others have done this already. I visited The Pond today having never been to Queen Creek Canyon. I didn't find the route any harder than a 5.8, but the super shuts at the top were scarily worn out. I rapped off the anchors of the 5.7 just to the left. Seriously, do not use the shuts at the top. Nov 11, 2015
Stephane Fitch 1  
  5.9+
WARNING Moderate-grade climbers please be careful. First, as others have mentioned, the super shuts at 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 5.8. But both this route and the one to its left have had some holds snap off over the years. Both routes 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 above about one third of the way up, you're in for a nice long climb. Nov 3, 2015
MDoody  
WARNING Cold shuts are now worn over halfway through their diameter. I taped a warning to them, but they should be removed/replaced. The bolts just to the left of the shuts look much more trustworthy. Mar 2, 2015
If there's water in the pool, I would suggest lowering off the anchors on one of the routes to the left. That was you can avoid the possibility of pulling your rope and having it fall into the water. The traverse between the three anchors is not hard, and you may wish to lower/rappel off of whichever of the anchors seems most stable. (2 out of the three anchors were loose when I was there this weekend.) Apr 24, 2013
J CAV  
Cold shuts at the top are showing some wear. Be sure to top rope on your own gear. Mar 19, 2013
Cody M
Tucson, AZ
  5.8+
Cody M   Tucson, AZ
  5.8+
Stiff for the grade - broken rock means there are precious few holds around bolt 4 (2 from the ledge). Fun start and good climb above. Mar 3, 2012
Joey Wilhelm
Phoenix, AZ
Joey Wilhelm   Phoenix, AZ
I think the grade on this route may need to be reconsidered; I was out there this past weekend and there was a lot of broken rock in the lower half. The start was certainly more burly than I remember, with one or two holds broken off right at the bottom. Aug 11, 2010