Avg: 3.3 from 11 votes
|Type:||Sport, 85 ft (26 m)|
|FA:||Luke Bertelsen - Oct. 2018|
|Page Views:||2,420 total · 78/month|
|Shared By:||Luke Bertelsen on Oct 21, 2018|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
Please be respectful and keep this access open to climbers. Use posted photos for this area to familiarize yourself with where parking is and is not allowed. Access to all gates must remain available to a truck and trailer. Parking in any way that restricts access to the gates north of the highway will jeopardize access for climbing.
Underclings and pockets lead to a seam right off the ground and the climb grabs your attention right away with a tricky sequence required to establish onto the face proper. You are then immediately climbing 5.11 terrain consisting of edges, slots, and sloping smears for feet. Make your way to the hueco where a kneebar rest awaits. Get it while you can because the next section will require all of your energy. Establish on a fat left hand tufa and small gaston just above the rest, the wall goes blank, and there is a good flat ledge quite a ways up and left - a very interesting and difficult dyno/deadpoint guards the access to the corner above. The only way I could complete this move involved trusting a poor and slightly high left foot and committing to letting my right hand blow off of the wall creating an amazing barn door swing that will leave you feeling like a superhero.
Above the dynamic move is another section of solid 5.12 climbing involving narrow compression up the corner, more pockets and pods, sequential climbing, and a final airy romp to the top of the wall. This single pitch has it all, and is one of the best at the grade I have climbed in Southern AZ.