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Western Bouldering Area Rock Climbing 

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Located at Echo Canyon Trailhead and has numerous large boulders. There are many traverses that are clearly marked with chalk, with most problems being easier than V3. Rock quality leaves something to be desired, but it's solid enough to climb on.

Open from Sunrise to Sunset.

Most boulders are in a 'closed' area, but as long as climbers are respectful to it, everything will work out.

There are ~50 notable problems here, which are mostly in the guidebook.

Getting There 

Go to Echo Canyon Trailhead (N Echo Canyon Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85018). Paved road with parking lot.

Follow the main trail from the parking lot. After 500 feet or so you'll hit a large boulder with pockets. This is just before the Ramada on the right. There is a climbers trail on the left of the boulder.

This trail will lead to nearly all the main boulders, though some boulders are easier to get to by taking the main trail further. There are other boulders past the Ramada on the right and others to the left of the climbers trail.

Climbing Season

For the Camelback Mountain area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Flaming Testicle, Left V2 5+  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Western Bouldering Area
This is a safer and more technical variation of Flaming Testiscle. Extremely fun problem once you can flow through it.Beta:Start on obvious, large holds to the right and behind the testicle. The testicle has good holds on the rear. Using a mantle, position yourself against the wall, towards the flat side of the testicle. Continue left using pockets and other holds until hitting the huecos. Last two main moves are dynamic for most heights, but are not full dynos.Crux:1st: Get...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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