Type: Trad, TR, 35 ft
FA: Flagstaff Oldschool
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Shared By: Loren Trager on Jul 22, 2011
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Climbing restricted due to tourist safety Details

Description

Good route for training beginning trad climbers or topropers. Short route that's easy to protect with good rests. Face climbing to a ledge on the right. Scramble past the 1st bush to 10ft of stemming, passing the 2nd bush along the way. Make it over a crux bulge, climb 10ft more and top out. Some vegetation but, overall, a fun climb.

Location

Closer to the down-walk from the rim than Griffo. Come back only about 25ft back on the trail toward the rim overlook. Look for the blocky base of the cliff with a flat area 5ft wide in front of it and a tree. Very close to the access trail. Not mentioned in guides.

Protection

Easy to protect with a just handful of gear: 3 or 4 midsized nuts and a couple 1-2" cams. Tree and cracks make it easy to setup an anchor at the top.

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JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
Believe it or not, Paul D said that all these lines in here have been climbed way back when. Nov 28, 2011
Not only way back when, but by who knows how many.
But hey, if one gets the feel of the FA, who cares. Nov 28, 2011
Mark Mueller
Flagstaff, AZ
Mark Mueller   Flagstaff, AZ
Paul D, any idea if there is a variation top out left that feels like a 5.9? Did that one today and I must have gone off route a bit, weird mantle top out... Feb 7, 2012
Actually, after looking more closely at these pics, not sure I recall anyone doing these shorter things. These look like they're over to the right hand side? The stuff i recall was the things closer out to the corner (around bush rush, etc...)

So (very late in the response) I don't recall the 9ish top out Mark mentions. Jan 15, 2015