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The Sanctuary Rock Climbing 

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The Sanctuary is another isolated little area with a tall wall. There are a smattering of problems here with the classic being the Buddha Ladder, which is a beautiful finger crack with finger bucket edges on the sides of it.

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Check topo on main Watson Lake page.

Climbing Season

For the *Prescott Area Bouldering* area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Gasch ascending the Buddha Ladder, 1999

The Buddha Ladder V2 5+  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : The Sanctuary
The Buddha Ladder is another of Prescott's classic crack problems. This fantastic line is nestled away in a small, tranquil canyon. This striking finger crack is punctuated with awesome finger buckets on the sides of it. A beautiful jug awaits at the top. Full on classic for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By BCramer
From: Prescott
Jul 29, 2015
From the vicinity of Emerald City, et al, a good approach is to drop down the north side of the rocky saddle north of Cranium Crack (lichen!), cross the canyon below and up to another saddle or break in the ridge beyond. From here work your way around to the north side of the formation that forms the west side of the saddle. Stay kind of high on the formation. Drop down some boulders to the narrowish ledge that is the start of Buddha Ladder, etc. See photo on Watson Lake Bouldering or Zen Ledges page.
Cool formations back here. Lots to explore.

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