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Totem-Proto Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chicken Shit Salad S 
Direct North Face T 
Drop 'em South S 
Fern Gully Arete S 
Fruits of Optomisim, The S 
GTKO T 
Inertia T 
Milk of Manatee T 
Original Optomist T 
Overcoming Inertia T 
Pathological Optimist T,S 
Pipe Bomb T 
Pipe Cleaner T 
Protean Catch T 
Proto Pipe S 
Proto Type T 
Shakin' & Eggs T 
Totem Pole Direct S 
Totem Pole, The S 
Up in Smoke T 
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Totem-Proto Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The resurgence of development on Totem Pole and the fantastic new lines established on it led to new opportunities for development. New lines are now also up around Proto Pipe and the area has much more to offer. It seems appropriate to separate it out from Glitter Box as it's as separate from there as the Road Area is and has potential to extend into the next canyon south with all the good quality rock and long lines.

Getting There 

The Totem Pole is the icon of Lower Devils Canyon and the trail there was recently much improved.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',6],['5.10',10],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Totem-Proto Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Totem-Proto Area:
Drop 'em South   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Fruits of Optomisim   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pathological Optimist   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Totem Pole Direct   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Overcoming Inertia   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
The Totem Pole   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Up in Smoke   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Proto Pipe   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Totem-Proto Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Russel Gordon linking the totem pole and P.O.

Original Optomist 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Totem-Proto Area
Climb the original Totem Pole and work you way right to the anchors of Drop'em South and then summit on Pathological Optimist....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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