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2 - King

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At the queens pleasure S 
Bobby Fissure T,S 
Fool's Gambit, The S 
Gamesmanship S 
King of Slots S 
King's Arete S 
King's Ransom S 
Little King, The S 
Serfs up S 
Win, Lose, No Draws S 

2 - King Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Jan 30, 2014

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Hendrixson nearing the top of Kings Arête.


Thirteen traditional and sport lines ranging from 5.9- to 5.12+. Serf's Up (5.12-) on the Rampart and King's Arete are classic. This area includes the King's Rampart sector.

The King sector sees the most shade of any wall in the area. Sun starts hitting the wall around 3pm.

Getting There 

Disembark and hike straight up the rocky drainage for approximately 15 minutes. The strenuous hike involves a small amount of scrambling but is over soon enough.

Follow the uphill, left branch when the trail forks near the base of the cliff. Gain a slight bit of elevation and wind through a few shrubs, continuing left past the Queen and Checkerboard sectors.

The King's Rampart is reached by hiking left past the King Sector. Gain elevation before walking back right over the anchors of climbs below.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 2 - King

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 2 - King:
Bobby Fissure   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 60'   
Gamesmanship   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
The Fool's Gambit   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
King's Ransom   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
King's Arete   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For 2 - King
Rock Climbing Photo: King's Ransom

King's Ransom 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : 2 - King
Tricky face and seam climbing leads past two tightly spaced bolts. Follow jugs up dubious looking rock to obtain a glorious pocket. A challenging rightward traverse leads to a less-than-vertical, near-slab finish.King's Ransom is a mid-tier route with varied gym-like movement. The slab finish is unlike anything at the Chessman area. Unfortunately the short section of questionable rock slightly sours the experience....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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