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Pharaoh Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Joe Lee on Mar 4, 2007

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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.

Getting There 

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

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pharaoh

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pharaoh:
Standard Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Hell is for Heros   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   
Cripple Creek   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Lost in the Alps   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 120'   
Time the Avenger   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: This is a view of the headstone as you approach do...

Cripple Creek 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Arizona : 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 Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Pharaoh from the 1980 Summit Hut notes.
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