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Exercise Yard Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Jan 9, 2014
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The Exercise Yard is a short, featured, overhanging face on an isolated formation. The routes are nice warm-ups for the harder lines on Jailhouse Rock or as projects themselves. Since the routes are 100 yards further downstream most climbers never venture to this short cliff.

Getting There 

Follow the dry riverbed past the Dragon Tower and Guard Tower. When you reach the Cell Blocks bypass the riverbed drop-off by moving up and left past the Mr. Meanor Wall. Continue following the riverbed until you reach the short overhanging isolated formation known as The Exercise Yard.

Climbing Season

For the 1 - Lower Highway area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: X marks the spot photo by Tyler Gates

The Exercise Yard 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Exercise Yard
Climb the overhanging central crack to the ring anchors. Lower off and toprope the face to the right then the face to the left. Makes for 90 feet of very steep climbing on big holds. The perfect warmup for the hard routes on Jail House. I can't believe no one has led this crack but I could not find any record of it. If you decide to walk around to the top to set up a TR be very careful of the boulders perched precariously above the chains. If you decide to trundle them, realize you'll need to...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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