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Last Visit: Feb 5, 2018
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Dec 15, 2016
I wouldn't. Carrying camping gear all the way in from the road would suck. A lot. I think you could cam… View Comment
Nov 30, 2016
This photo shows what is typical at the base of the walls. mountainproject.com/v/10852… There are… View Comment
Nov 19, 2016
Homestead is pretty rough around the edges. To err on the side of caution, I would say no. At least not wit… View Comment
Sep 26, 2016
The hangers are no longer purple (they have been replaced by glue-ins). For the sake of clarity, this share… View Comment
Sep 6, 2016
Nice little crag to escape the Labor Day heat and crowds. Thanks to Christian for the very good, detailed d… View Comment
Jul 28, 2015
I will confirm that the anchor placement is crap. Always meant to fix that..... View Comment

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Regional > Arizona & New Mexico
Reply: Jacks Canyon in December
Nov 20, 2017 Jacks is almost never too cold in December. If your alternative is the Homestead, I'm with David. Skip Jacks and spend all of your time at the 'Stead, instead. Better climbing. View Message
Regional > Arizona & New Mexico
Reply: Chasing Shade at Jack's Canyon During the Summer?
Jul 3, 2017 It won't be ideal as it has been pretty hot in AZ for the last couple of weeks but it is totally doable if you can tolerate warmer temps. I spent many a July/August day climbin… View Message
Regional > Arizona & New Mexico
Reply: Phoenix area bouldering
May 11, 2017 I think I stumbled across a few years worth of those comp maps recently, myself...Keep in mind  that a great deal of the comp problems were contrivances that were marked b… View Message
Regional > Arizona & New Mexico
Reply: Advise on AZ
Feb 5, 2017 Sounds like you are going to be driving from North AZ down to Phoenix so you might also consider Jack's Canyon. Easy approach, well protected routes with a wide range of grade… View Message
Regional > Arizona & New Mexico
Reply: Dec 16-24 Climbing Trip in AZ/NM, where should we go?
Nov 11, 2016 I'll throw in another vote for the Homestead, even if it's just to do this: mountainproject.com/v/tufa-… (As a side note, why isn't this on the list of classic climbs… View Message
Regional > Arizona & New Mexico
Reply: Climbing near Phoenix? business trip end of Sept
Sep 1, 2016 For an area with a good selection of moderates (both sport and trad) less than 2hour from Phoenix that won't be miserably hot at the end of September, I would suggest Isolation… View Message

Route Scores View All 380

V9 7C
 11
Vanishing Point
Boulder
V9 7C
 5
Left Hand of Darkness
Boulder
V10 7C+
 1
The Right Road (aka Soul Darkness)
Boulder
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 58
Cold Fusion
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 88
The Totem Pole
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 94
Charlee and the Stick Factory
Sport
Lake Tahoe > … > Benches > Fortress
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Vanishing Point San Jacinto Mou… > … > Long Valley > Vanishing Point Boulder
Avg:  11
BenClimbing:
V9 7C Boulder
V8
Left Hand of Darkness San Jacinto Mou… > … > Boardwalk Boulder > Boardwalk Boulder - N…
Avg:  5
BenClimbing:
V9 7C Boulder
V9
The Right Road (aka Soul Da… San Jacinto Mou… > … > Boardwalk Boulder > Boardwalk Boulder - N…
Avg:  1
BenClimbing:
V10 7C+ Boulder
V9
Cold Fusion Central Arizona > Homestead > Rough Rider Wall
Avg:  58
BenClimbing:
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Totem Pole Central Arizona > … > Lower Devil's C… > Totem-Proto Area
Avg:  88
BenClimbing:
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
5.10+
Charlee and the Stick Factory Lake Tahoe > … > Benches > Fortress
Avg:  94
BenClimbing:
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
5.11a