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Isis in Crisis

5.10-, Trad, 90 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 8 votes
FA: David Sampson and Catherine Conner
Arizona > Central Arizona > Queen Creek Canyon > Lower Devil's C… > The Refuge > Dog Town
Access Issue: Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details

Description

Crack located on the left side of the East-SE facing wall (just right of “The Dogs..., and shares the same anchors)”

Protection

Trad.

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The tricky gear at the bottom is poor -- it's a C3 000 with the 0.3 inch off to the right as backup. Poor gear below the green bush, which is why there's none there.
[Hide Photo] The tricky gear at the bottom is poor -- it's a C3 000 with the 0.3 inch off to the right as backup. Poor gear below the green bush, which is why there's none there.

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Ben Beard
Superior, AZ
 
[Hide Comment] I couldn't find the bolts, are they at the bottom? The gear on the bottom seems really tricky, good after that. Dec 1, 2011
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
 
[Hide Comment] Sorry, Ben, my fault with the original description -- there are no bolts on this climb. Have edited description accordingly. Dec 23, 2011
jonathan horst
Tucson, AZ
5.10a
[Hide Comment] TRed this route from the anchors of "The Dogs..." Fairly fun. I didn't see many friendly gear placements on the bottom 20' or so of the route, but then, i don't have have a ton of trad experience. Jan 3, 2012
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
 
[Hide Comment] Having now climbed this at last I completely agree that the lower part of this climb protects poorly. The photo shows the gear I placed, but I found the climbing to be easy and so wasn't worried about falling -- would not recommend leading this lower part if your uncomfortable with poor gear, or would recommend a different start. The upper crack is wonderful and the climbing is more like 5.9. Feb 6, 2012
Laurel Arndt
Phoenix
[Hide Comment] This is truly the best climb in Dogtown, thought that Dogs Must be crazy was fun, but this is awesome. Little tricky pro down low, would have loved a bolt instead, but the rest is solid. Thanks DS and CC for this awesome addition!!! Feb 13, 2012
Catherine Conner
Phoenix, AZ
  5.10-
[Hide Comment] This is my favorite too, Laurel (well, and Salt & Pepper), but really fun crack. Feb 24, 2012
[Hide Comment] Yesterday I added a bolt to the lower portion of this climb to protect some of the moves previously protected by marginal gear. I also added a bolt to near the top of the climb to protect an exit to the anchors of "The Dogs Must Think .." Have fun! Thank-you Alee for your help. Feb 26, 2017