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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: markguycan on Apr 16, 2006
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P2 of Closer


Great route of four continuous pitches. Lots of solid gear as often as you want and fun technical climbing (face, stemming, semi-chimning, crack, etc.) About 350' and the ratings are 5.6, 5.8, 5.9, 5.6


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By Lindajft
From: maricopa, AZ
Mar 15, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13

Nice route. Alot of lime and algae from weather, not a problem tho'. Takes gear well everywhere. Just South of the Gulley. Love Iso!!!

By TylerW
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 19, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

a little dirty and a little loose feeling (compared to some other routes at iso), but the climbing was fun and the top chimney has an awesome position/exposure.

By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 26, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Top chimney upped it to 3 stars for me, 'twas a sweet end.

By Jimbo
Aug 24, 2010

Old slings at the rap stations. Dudes that's so 20th century.
Tell you what, when and if you guys publish a guide for this area EFR and I will come over and put in some raps stations with biners and quick links. Which of course is what you guys should be doing anyway.
Iso is a great place to climb lets not clutter it up with loads of old tat!! What are we in England??

By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Aug 24, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a


The anchor on top of P3

By Tim Heid
From: Scottsdale, AZ
May 18, 2012

As far as I could tell from the anchors on top of Further, the exact same webbing in Roman's picture from 2010 is still on the anchors for Closer...yikes.

By Adam-phx-trad
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 7, 2014

did this route yesterday great fun on the last 3 pitches.
in the guide book it says there is a fourth pitch by rapping down from the pine at the ledge. personally i would skip this pitch its really loose since im guessing it doesn't see much traffic. i spent some time cleaning it on the rappel. it is maybe a 5.6 and fairly easy climbing but very loose. just do the 3 pitches form the ledge for the most fun.

New anchors on top of every pitch 2 bolt or cold shuts.