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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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Totem Pole, Proto Pipe, and some of the new routes...

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: Austin doing the FA on-site of Pathological Optimi...

Pathological Optimist 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Totem-Proto Area
Afters years of hearing and seeing pictures of the Totem Pole I finally was able to get out there. I descovered for myself that it was truely an Az must do. It was done in the best and only style possible, ground up. It meanders up the pole taking the path of least resistance with the best drilling stances. I was seriouly impressed by the gumption the FA had. After walking around and looking at the tower, I couldn't help imagining other routes that would reach the summit. A couple months later w...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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