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Devil in Disguise S 
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Lookout Mountain Rock Climbing 

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The rock here is basalt, probably not as perfect as what you will see at Paradise Forks, but if you are looking for an after work route this is a good place to come to. Routes range from 5.7 to 5.11. The belays are a little steep so make sure you don't fall before the first bolt, you will need a spotter.

Getting There 

Lookout Mountain is located a couple of blocks south of the crossroad of 16th Street and Greenway, To get there go south from the intersection of 16th Street and Greenway and continue south untill you get to the parking lot. From there go onto trail 108 and then go onto trail 150, continue on the trail, dont go off of the trail, stay on marked trails only, continue untill you reach a fork and go right, there will also be a boulder there that will identify this. From there hike up a little bit and take one of the climbers trails to the left, hike up to the cliff side and the routes are right there.

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9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lookout Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lookout Mountain:
Pushin' Your Luck   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Double Feature   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Contender   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Falling Stars   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Susan on the way fun start of 'Devil in disguise'

Devil in Disguise 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Lookout Mountain
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By noburu Irvine
From: Flagstaff
Feb 27, 2007
Be EXTREMELY cautious about the parking lot here. I have seen one and heard of another break-in and this Sunday was a victim myself. Smashed window and stolen items.
By Larry
From: SoAZ
Feb 8, 2009
OK, so to find the crag, we start at 16th Street and Greenway.

What town?

EDIT: I figured out that it's Phoenix.
By Ken Isaacson
Mar 12, 2009
I do not see Devil In Disguise listed here. My son and I climbed it on 3-10-09. It is immediately left of Totally Trad and is a 5.10. The crux is the first few moves depending on climber height (I'm 5'5"). It requires a pull up, raising feet under the roof to take weight off hands and arms, repositioning hands up, and repositioning feet to a stable stance. Use a spotter because the first bolt is useless. It is the devil in disguise.
By Ken Isaacson
Apr 1, 2009
Someone has added two bolts about three feet off the ground immediately to the right of Devil in Disguise. The bolts have no hangers and look like they are designed for removable holds. Why put in the bolts? Why not carry a step ladder and leave the rock alone. If these bolts are for holds, the holds eliminate the 5.10 start. What is this climber(?) thinking about?
By Jonathan Grand
Jul 31, 2010
my guess is they were for a belay anchor. Queen creek has a few of those on some precaroius beay stations. But often climbers deo they debate on such eddicit so they remove the hanger or chop off the heads. Just a guess though.
Often "retro" bolting is frowned upon because it takes away from the heart of the origional intent for the climb. Its like if you cant do it the way it was designed, dont eff with it and leave it to its origional design. So i agree with you its silly. If someone is so affraid to fall there that they needed to add belay anchors, they probably shouldnt be climbing there.
By Scott Frankel
Feb 12, 2012
Bring your helmet and wear it here. Lots of loose rock at the top. Exploring hikers and top roping climbers can easily knock rock loose without any warning.
By KyleK2
From: Phx/Flg AZ
Mar 14, 2012
Ken my guess about the hangerless bolts - they are for emergency personnel put in by the city in the event of a rescue. They can remove the cap screw and thread in a eyelet or attach a hanger. I imagine a liter carry would get pretty ugly down that steep rocky section without a belay line for a stokes basket. Similar bolts are all over camel back on the SAR boulder right off the main trail on top of the monk and I believe a there are even a couple at the top of pedricks chimney.

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