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Central Gorge South Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Nov 3, 2015
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Entry into central gorge. Approach via the saddle ...


Shady north-facing wall about 300' tall, usually windy in the canyon floor. Water continuously serenades one.

Lonely place with only two known routes. Bolts scattered about suggest some other explorers but no other routes seem completed.

Getting There 

Directions same for Central Gorge South, just cross the creek to the base of Tres Viejos. The first pitch leaning dihedral is just above the water.

Climbing Season

For the Central Arizona area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Central Gorge South
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Knarzer on the first pitch of Ride the Lichen...

Tres Viejos 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Central Gorge South
At the tallest part of cliff a lone large boulder sits atop the second pitch. Pitch 1 starts on the right facing dihedral capped by a roof (go right); gear belay (5.8, 100'). Pitch 2 gain the small roof and make tricky moves to get above this, take the cracks straight up to another slight overhang and finish below the big boulder (5.10+, 100'). Pitch 3 wanders straight back to the wall to an obvious broken dihedral (5.9, 100'); go left 10' near top to large pine with sling....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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