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Routes in Gargoyle Wall

Aerial Combat S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
August Traverse T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Beehive T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Chimera S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Cholla Traverse T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Dr. Demento S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fresh Air Traverse T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c PG13
Hard Times S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Hart Route S 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Misgivings T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
North Central Variation to the Hart Route T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c PG13
Pedrick's Chimney S 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Pockets S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 240 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: lauren and caleb lichtenberger/don robinson
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Shared By: clichtenberger on Dec 8, 2011
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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P1- 8 bolts to 2 bolt anchor. Start is 20 feet left of the beehive route. 1st bolt is left of the two story cave at the base of the wall. Crux is pulling over the second bolt and it is height dependent. If you are shorter than 5ft 8in it may be harder. (115 feet)
P2- The first three bolts are shared with Cholla Traverse. After 3rd bolt trend up and left then follow bolts (6) up to two bolt anchor in a band of red rock, on the right side of large ledge. 9 bolts total. (125 feet)
P3- Same as the Fresh Air traverse. Traverse right on easiest ground with no pro, exit black streak. Continue up third class ramp to its end and exit right into gully with a short down climb to a palo verde belay.

Descent- Follow cairns and climbers trail to Pedrick's Chimeny for a single 100' rappel.


Chuck Yaeger calls aerial combat "the ultimate flying experience". Aerial combat was named after dueling falcons that were observed free falling during the establishment of the route on multiple occasions. This route is located just left of the Beehive crack on Gargoyle wall. The route is a serious climb with spacious face climbing using fun pockets. Leader should be comfortable well over pro on easier climbing.


Emphasize on the "if you are shorter than 5 foot 8 it may be harder" May 10, 2017
Roger Goldstein
Roger Goldstein  
Amazing route Camelback style and I was lucky enough to see the hawks my first time on it. Have only followed this one but looking forward to leading it, the pro is perfect where it counts. Dec 11, 2011