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AMC Boulder

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AMC Boulder 


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South side of the AMC boulder

Description 

The AMC Boulder, named for the Arizona Mountaineering Club, is the second formation reached on the main climber's trail that heads up to the peak itself. The most obvious feature is the big overlapping flake of the route, Varicose, on the southern side. There are a number of good routes here and eyebolts for belaying and rappelling on the summit.


Getting There 

Hike up the tourist trail from the visitor's center (looks like a big smooth dirt golf cart path). At the sign marking the climber's trail headed for the Peak, turn left and head up. The trail curves back left (south) towards Loafer's Choice Slab and the AMC Boulder.


Climbing Season


7 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for AMC Boulder:
Varicose   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mickey Mantle   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rurpture   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For AMC Boulder
CM past the first bolt half way up the climb

Reunion 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c AZ : Central Arizona : ... : AMC Boulder
Reunion is located on the crystal covered face just left of the Varicose crack. You can start from the ground in the middle of the face (harder) or start on the arete to the left, moving up and right to the first bolt.The route is pretty runout, and has only two bolts, the first of which is quite a ways off the ground. If you choose lead this, be very careful and don't fall! As mentioned in the comments below, you can always traverse to the right and put something in to the Varicose crack to lig...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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