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Grad Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 31.8752, -110.0147 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Angel Mangual on Oct 30, 2012
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This wall currently has six routes which two of them have two pitches. The routes are a mix of trad and sport but mainly sport. The rock quality is good but because is a brand new wall there is a chance that there is still some loose stuff, so please wear a helmet. The wall will be in the shade in the morning and the northwest facing will be in the sun on the afternoon. It is a fun little spot!

Getting There 

The start of the approach is the same as Trad Wall. Turn left to a trail marked with a cairns that leads to Glad Wall. The turn is before getting to Ok Coral and after JizzneyLand.

Climbing Season

For the Isle of You area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Grad Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grad Rock:
Evangeline the Rascal   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 210'   
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Evangeline the Rascal 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Grad Rock
The 1st pitch is mixed (gear and bolts). It starts with a bouldery crack move that takes protection (5.10a) and ends at two chain bolt anchors.The 2nd pitch is for me the cruxy pitch (5.11b). It is all bolted. The route start with a roof and ends with a slabby section to a two chain bolt anchors. Descent: You can walk off or do two Rappels with a 60 meter rope. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By Angel Mangual
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Apr 3, 2014
I know that is very tempting to steal a hidden stash of bolts and hangers from a crag that is being developed. This takes a lot of time, effort, and money for someone to come and steal it. If you see a stash and it is not yours DON'T F#$&ING STEAL IT!

I had one at Grad Wall so that this past weekend I could finish bolting a project that I have over there. The f#$%er, whoever it is, took the hangers, but left the hammer (thank you for this one...sarcasm). If you can be so polite to put it back (if you haven't use it yet) I will appreciate it. If not just remember KARMA is a bitch.

I know that the climbing community is better than this.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 3, 2014
Packrats love shiney stuff. If they left the hammer you might look for a packrat nest.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 3, 2014
Sorry Angel. I hope EFR is right.

Last summer some keys disappeared from a tent at the Reef parking area. Turns out some critter pulled them under a nearby shrub and was chewing on the nylon key ring. Luckily they were found but it was not fun.
By Angel Mangual
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Apr 4, 2014
I hope Eric is right and that this is the case. But I find it very hard to believe that packrats took an entire black bag full of more than 15 bolts and hangers. If so, well that will be a new one in my book of crazy things that happens in Arizona.

I will also assume that 5 draws left on a project where taken and carry out by rats. Those are some vicious rats!
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 4, 2014
Shit you are writing a book too????? :)

Sounds like you are right. Maybe rats of a different kind!
By Angel Mangual
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Apr 4, 2014
No, no book for me. I just like having fun putting up routes, when I can.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Apr 4, 2014
Sucks man, hope it turns up.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 4, 2014
Just kidding you about the book Angel. I am so sorry that somebody took that stuff. I always worry a little bit about stashing gear but it sucks to see stashes being stolen. I have a few extra bolts that I can give you to help offset your loss.
By Daryl Allan
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Apr 6, 2014
Really hope it was rats (4legged kind) Angel. I'll help you look around for them next time we're up there. Awfully kind offer Geir. Just another reason I like this community. :)
By Angel Mangual
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Apr 7, 2014
Thanks Geir for the offer.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 8, 2014
No problem. The offer still stands, PM me if you want me to mail some down.

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