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Umbrella Tree Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Joe McManus on Oct 1, 2001
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The Umbrella Tree is a nice afterwork or winter climb. Easy access to the summit for anchors make this a great top rope. There are some good 5.10s and a 5.8 on the left side that ascends a gully. It's really like a tough face climb that in the middle has a large ledge that turns into a very fun boulder problem. In the summer, the rock is just too hot to climb in the afternoon. But, in the fall and winter the rock is superb for climbing. It's on Flagstaff so expect great friction.

Getting There 

To get to the Umbrella Tree (aka little flatiron) park at the Crown Rock parking lot. Walk down hill past the Monkey Traverse and in about 200 yards you will see the base of the climb. You can ascend the gully to between it and another face with a fun crack on it. Boulder up the back side, and use the tree and some nuts and cams for TR anchors.

Climbing Season

For the Flagstaff area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Umbrella Tree

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Umbrella Tree:
Left of Center   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Center   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: John K. moving through the crux.

Center 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Colorado : Boulder : ... : Umbrella Tree
Dead center in the line your rope falls down is the climb. The crux is about 20 feet up. You'll be underclinging a crack and have to reach up to two small holds. Once you get above that it's smooth sailing. You reach a very large ledge and then do a fun boulder problem finish to the anchors. In the summer this route is very hot. But in the winter it is warm there making it a great climb when its cold out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Corinne McKay
Jul 12, 2005
Nice toprope especially if you're going with people who haven't climbed much. Good gear placement for the anchor up by the tree, and the climb is fun and harder than it looks (in a good way!) Worth a couple of hours and very good climb for the effort of getting to it, which is minimal. Also is in the shade in the morning in the summer.
By Kevin McAllister
Jul 22, 2006
This is a really great place to take people who have never climbed before, but it is harder than it looks. Still a really fun toprope. If you are going to use the tree at the top as an anchor, bring some padding because continuous use as an anchor has left the bark in bad shape.

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