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The Altar Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.21963, -111.26213 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: manuel rangel on Mar 14, 2016
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The Altar is the large dark dome behind Clay. The ...


North facing dome with three worthwhile routes. A short approach helps.

Getting There 

Park 100yds before gate and walk through gate onto Boulder Loop Trail for 20 minutes. Continue south on the road to its end at a huge wash. Cross it and walkdirectly to the Altar. If you walked upstream you could access North Boulder Loop trail.

After crossing the wash and walking a few minutes, you reach the first steep rise in the trail. You can see the Altar to the left a couple hundred yards away. Descend to bottom of drainage and turn left in a southerly direction towards crag. Cairns mark the initially meandering path. Aim for the left side of crag. Final portion of hike steepens on slabs.

Climbing Season

For the Central Arizona area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hugging the cracks on the second ascent, Laurel sh...

Spiritual Stroking 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : The Altar
The beginning is the difficult crux; and it's bolted. The crack is great hands mostly with some wide and interesting moves between cracks in the first half. Straightforward fun on the latter hands portion too....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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