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By Jimbo
Jan 12, 2015
Jbak, I've looked at this wall several times over the years. Seemed like too much work with big pry bars and brooms. Just the kind of wall you should throw yourself at!!! I look forward to getting on all your new routes.
By jbak
Jan 12, 2015
Hey Jim, hope things are good. Just to be clear, this is NOT the tall formation near Milagrosa. They look alot alike to me. Neither is exactly a secret. The logistics/work of developing either are a bit daunting.

I talked to Steve Johnson about this place a couple of years back. He said he was working on it and thought I might be interested in the steeper sections.

I've been twice now and finally found some evidence of Steve's work. 2 lines, each with 2 bolts and a bail biner. I expected more.

I posted the photos just to see if anyone gets amped. There are boulders and some big slabs too. I might be talked into going back. I scouted a trail.
By RyanJohnson
From: Tucson, Arizona
Jan 12, 2015
Hey Jbak, Padre started those routes with my brother probably 12 or so years ago. He went on his multi-year fishing hiatus from climbing shortly thereafter. After I started climbing we talked about heading back out there at some point but he got distracted developing other areas.

Thanks for posting pictures, I haven't seen this area in a long time.
By jbak
Jan 12, 2015
Ryan, your dad was a super-fine guy. I enjoyed all the time I spent with him over the years. Now I wish it had been more.

I only found evidence of 2 routes started, but there is SO much rock there (and it's so spread out) that there could easily be more. Like on the big slabs up the canyon. Do you have any details ?
By Jimbo
Jan 14, 2015
jbak isn't this the formation that's 20 or so minutes up the wash on the left after you go by some big honking boulders!!
By jbak
Jan 16, 2015
Jim you must be thinking of another rock.

You don't go up or down the wash to get to Del Salto. You park, hike cross-country, get to the canyon rim, and then drop directly down into the canyon.
By Jimbo
Jan 17, 2015
Jbak, but if it's in the canyon could one not walk up the canyon to get to it. That corner going up to the big roof is a pretty obvious feature. Hard for even a old fart like me to mistake.
Now my memory on how long it's taken me to hike to this cliff could be off by a long ways.
By jbak
Aug 24, 2015
Jim...I think this is the crag you are thinking of. They look alot alike. And you DO go up a wash to get there. And it's on the left side as you arrive.

But it's a different canyon.
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Submitted By: jbak on Jan 12, 2015
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