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Cliffs of Insanity  

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Located on the east side of ranch, Cliffs of insanity is right next to the Roman Wall, which provides great climbs for the novice recreation climber. This area is recommended for spring and late summer/fall climbing. If you climb this area in the summer months you will most likely be baked by the sun.

Getting There 

Follow the Ranch Trail up to the Roman wall and head south.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cliffs of Insanity:
Little Sprout   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Fesic   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Rubber Chicken   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Man in Black   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Sphagnum Esplanade   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 70'   
Swamp Rat   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Arizona Bay   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Fashion Sense   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Swamp Rat 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Cliffs of Insanity
Starts to the South of the Large Pillar rock formation. The belay is directly south of the Pillar rock. Start up the face through some finger ledges. Mossy route, but solid. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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By michaeltarne
Feb 16, 2012
Good area for beginning leaders- lots of 5.6-5.8 routes (as in that's all that's here.) Nice, tall cliff too, and amazing view from the top. I usually hit Cliffs of Insanity to warm up for stuff on Roman Wall.
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