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Hookers are fun!

V2, Boulder,  Avg: 3 from 49 votes
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Arizona > Central Arizona > *Phoenix Areas > S Mountain > Pima Canyon Area > Entrance Boulders
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Description

DANGER: The rock on this route has flexed and weakened over years of use, especially people climbing after rains, before the rock dries out. The large slab that forms the rail WILL BREAK and there is a possibility the climber could be crushed underneath it. Proceed using caution, or not at all.

Start in back left of overhang using the big hold under the roof. Pop out to the lip and traverse the lip into the large pockets/huecos. Top out in middle.

There is also a V2/3ish traverse that continues the entire length of the roof and tops out at the far right end.

Protection

You may want to have some one pull a pad as you traverse because you will have your hands and heels committed as you traverse the lip. This is often done w/o pads and it is only a 2 or 3 foot fall.

Beware of the rock flexing and the potential to crush the climber. 

Location

From the Entrance boulders (the area with Tsunami Arete and the Tongue), continue up the wash 2 or 3 minutes. The wash will flatten out into a little plateau. This short flat area will lead up to a wall that is maybe 15 or 20 feet tall without any climbs. It is obvious that water sometimes runs over this wall. In the center of the wash before this wall is the overhang with Hookers are Fun. There may not be chalk on the outer parts but there will almost certainly be chalk on the inner lip. It is to the right of the trail that goes up the canyon.

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[Hide Comment] Another variation of this route is to come under the roof and climb straight up the face without traversing right, hitting pockets and crimps with thin feet. May 4, 2010
jeffrey c gibson
pheonix az
[Hide Comment] that variation is a vo baby bear Oct 7, 2010
Kevin E Tyrrell
Tempe, AZ
  V2
[Hide Comment] stinks you couldn't do it then jeffy-poo. Nov 3, 2010
jeffrey c gibson
pheonix az
[Hide Comment] Iv owned that problem sir... Nov 5, 2010
Connor Burke
Austin, TX
[Hide Comment] As of January 2019 the large rail is starting to bend and crack and looks ready to break off soon. Would not recommend climbing this route anymore, huge chunk would fall right on top of the climber if it were to go. Jan 27, 2019
Gregory Cooper
Phoenix, AZ
[Hide Comment] I would also like to mention that I was just there yesterday(Mar 14th) and check out this climb to see the status of that hold. It is indeed flexing and cracking Mar 15, 2020
Eddie Brown
Tempe, Arizona
  V2-3
[Hide Comment] I updated the description to reflect the danger. Mar 15, 2020
Sam F
Arizona
  V2
[Hide Comment] It’s true that the start rail will break but I’d be surprised if it did in the next few decades of use. That thing is mega bomber. Jan 1, 2021
[Hide Comment] Beta Vid:
youtu.be/dh8N3G34gp8 Jun 19, 2023