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The Alcove Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,100'
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Mar 28, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: The Alcove Girdle Traverse Topo


This impressive rock feature hosts a number of good problems, on good pocketed tuff. The pockets are generally large and sharp.

The alcove is formed by a wave like piece of rock which is vertical at the bottom, but overhanging at its top. As you reach the top of a number of the problems you have the distinct feeling of the wave wanting to crash over the top of your head.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, walk east down a faint trail along a sandy wash. The wall is soon seen.

Climbing Season

For the Sherwin Plateau area.

Weather station 23.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Alcove Right Topo
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Alcove Left Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alcove Left Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Alcove Center Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alcove Center Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Alchove and the surrounding area.
The Alchove and the surrounding area.

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