BETA PHOTO: Sphinx, Ripple Wall, and Pharoah.
The lower of two impressive east facing walls seen uphill on the right after passing General Hitchcock Campground. Sunny and warm on colder days but watch out for wind higher up.
Approach from above. Drive past Windy Point and the Goosehead. At around 15.5 miles, there is a road cut. Park around here. Drop down the talus on the right but stay close to the rock outcropping. Follow a ridge to a headstone. Drop down LEFT. The first pass on the right goes to the Ripple wall. Continue down left to the second pass just below a massive chockstone. Turn right and this takes you to the Pharaoh.
Climbing Season For the 2 - Bear Canyon area.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pharaoh
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Cripple Creek 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Pharaoh
A stout climb with fantastic exposure. Nice mix of face and crack climbing with some wide surprises. On pitch one, move up and right to a steep face into a corner/flaring chimney. Sketchy! Pitch two follows a direct line up a crack/corner system. Pitch three continues up a crack before traversing left under a roof to a steep slabby finish....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
The Pharaoh from the 1980 Summit Hut notes.