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Dogs Lounging T 
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Salt and Pepper T 
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Dog Town Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 22, 2011

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Dog Town is mostly an east-facing wall with two slightly detached buttresses. Climbing is easy to moderate on relatively good rock. Despite is modest appearance from the road, it is an impressive cliff that offers fun climbing. Area gets nice morning sun and not a lot of shade during the day.

Getting There 

See Overview maps for location relative to other areas. Dog Town is the first (farthest north) area in The Refuge. A large cairn marks the approach trail that is directly opposite a sandy camping area in the dry bed of Hackberry Creek. Follow cairns in a meandering way to the base of the east facing wall.

Climbing Season

For the The Refuge area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dog Town

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dog Town:
The Dogs Must Think We're Crazy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Dog Town
Rock Climbing Photo: The tricky gear at the bottom is poor -- it's a C3...

Isis in Crisis 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Dog Town
Crack located on the left side of the East-SE facing wall (just right of “The Dogs..., and shares the same anchors)”...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dog Town Routes
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the leftmost routes
Looking up at the leftmost routes
Rock Climbing Photo: two dogs hanging in dog town
two dogs hanging in dog town

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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 18, 2011
This is a nice, warm crag with good moderate climbs. The mixed climbs are well protected and offer interesting climbing, and the two sport climbs add more fun to the area. The approach is easy on the well-marked trail. Nice work!
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Dec 18, 2011
Nice area with an easy approach. Fun driving into the Refuge after the recent rains! Thanks for the routes Arjun, David, et al.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 5, 2012
Found a blue jacket at the base of "Isis in Crisis" yesterday. Let me know if you lost one.

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