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Middle Elden Canyon

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Middle Elden Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.2328, -111.6016 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dean Hoffman on Jul 21, 2008
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Lots of potential for bolted and trad routes. Chris Tatum and Jerimiah Gentry put up several routes here.

Getting There 

Obvious canyon seen from town on eastern side of Elden. There are any number of access points to get to the Middle Elden. Basically hike along established trails up into the canyon. Many boulder problems in the lower section as you get higher up look for bolted lines on free standing pillars as you get higher in the canyon. Multiple routes and potential on upper tier as well.

Climbing Season

For the Mt. Elden Crags area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom half of the climb.

Sombrero De Droga 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Middle Elden Canyon
This line follows a flaring finger crack in a dihedral, with a parallel seam that provides good feet. Near the end of the dihedral a notch out of an arete to the left provides a good rest, before you fire in a nut, step up into the notch, and crank on an undercling in the notch before you reach good jugs.(Beware of cacti in the jug)Off the ledge stem up past a wide crack, and bridge over to your right, where you can place a high .5 if you are tall. The next move is airy as you transfer over to a...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lots 'o lots 'o Rox in Middle E.
Lots 'o lots 'o Rox in Middle E.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel Benitez setting up for Middle Elden routes.
Joel Benitez setting up for Middle Elden routes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cave in Middle Elden Canyon
Cave in Middle Elden Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle Elden Canyon
Middle Elden Canyon

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By Troyd
From: Chicago, IL
Mar 18, 2012