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West Nile

5.11-, Trad, 60 ft,  Avg: 2 from 3 votes
FA: JSt,EFR,'09
Arizona > Southern Arizona > Mt Lemmon (Sant… > Mt Lemmon (Cata… > 2 - Bear Canyon > Sphinx


Start is the same as West Face route but heads left at the horizontal. The crux is at the two bolts in the headwall. Good pro with a little spice after the two bolts.


Same start as West Face Route which starts in a small corner crack system in the middle of the narrow west face.


Two bolts standard rack of single pieces.

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David Merin on the last route of the day.
[Hide Photo] David Merin on the last route of the day.

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[Hide Comment] Fun and pumpy line. Gear is good, bring a light rack and save a .75 inch cam for the horizontal after the two bolts and before the last. The climbing is insanely easy, but the rock is somewhat suspect (I blew off a golf ball sized foothold today)and it would be a long ride. Jan 13, 2010