Exodus (Exit Ladder Left)
Trad, 65 ft (20 m),
Avg: 3 from 2
FA: Mike Gray, Rich LeMal
> Central Arizona
> Queen Creek Canyon
> Northern Devils…
> Stormwatch Wall
Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area
Climbing at The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area are private property, and now requires that you register in order to gain legal access. This is an easy process. You can do this at: queencreekclimbing.com/
This is a one-time and free process so once you are registered you are good to go.
You can read more about this process and the announcement at the Queen Creek Coalition website – theqcc.com
or the Queen Creek Coalition’s Facebook page – facebook.com/Queen-Creek-Co…
This is a trad line with cams in the amazing pockets that cover the lower face. Crux is talking yourself into trusting cams in pockets and not laughing out loud at the fun climbing!
The is the leftmost 5th class route developed on the original Stormwatch Wall, the north-facing wall that actually lies around the corner to the left, at the north end of what is now called the Stormwatch Area.
This line is just left of a broken overhanging face with three bolts. Climb the pocketed face avoiding an overhanging feature to either side. In a convergence of features, follow the crack up and left to lower-angle terrain and anchors. This is an easy way to reach the top of the cliff if you don't want to do the Storm Gutter- the bouldering "alley" at the far left end of the wall.
If someone would carry two 12-inch pieces of 3/8 inch chain and two quik-links to this wall, you could leave behind a great anchor.
2 ea #1, #2 and #3 Camalots, a few cams or hexes/stoppers in the 3/4 to 1 inch range, and some shoulder runners to reduce drag. Two bolt anchor at the top.