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El Patron

5.8, Trad, 90 ft (27 m),  Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
FA: A. Collins, M. Rangel
Arizona > Central Arizona > Christopher Cre… > Exit Gorge
Access Issue: Park on pullout and do not enter gate, if open. Details


A line that begins wide and narrows to a seam at the summit. The is just left of the rappel and the wide 5.9. Approach base of chimney and squirm around the big flake to easier climbing above. You can easily pass the overhung stuff above on big face holds.


About 30' right of Frogleg Squimney is a continuous crack starts out as a chimney and tapers to a seam.


standard rack to #4 camalot, bolt anchor/no chains. Walk west to mussy hooks about 30 feet.

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Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
[Hide Comment] Super fun! Don't be put off by the wideness -- easy to protect and really fun climbing! Great route. Jun 16, 2016
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
[Hide Comment] Caution: I rope soloed this a week or so ago and noted that the top block was loose. After clearing rope and dog and gear from below I trundled what turned out to be a picnic table sized block!! Major damage to the route and stuff below. I will post video if I can.

Can't figure out how to post a video -- let me know via email to me if you want to see and I'll text it to you. Crazy crazy! Jun 15, 2017