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The Cathedral
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Arabesque  S,TR 
Full Circle S 
Groove, The S 
Ikenseaor Crack S 
Window Seat S 


YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, TR, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Scott Becker on Sep 29, 2009

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A fun climb in a great spot. Arabesque is a good warmup and probably the most popular route at Rattlesnake. Start on the belay spot, make a move or two straight right, then head straight up. Fun and exposed near the top.


On the west-facing side of the outer wall of the Cathedral.


Bolts. Rap anchors.

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By Joshua Jones
From: San Tan Valley, az
Apr 7, 2013

Climbed this last week. Great climb with some great moves. If you enjoy this then definitely try Split Decision, just down the trail a bit.

Great place to climb. Rock is better than Emmigrant lake and approach is easier than Greensprings. For a super easy approach drive beyond the original trail following the roads, always taking the right fork. You eventually top out above all of the crags. From there you can rap down, or hike.
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