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Exit Strategy 
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Impossible Problem, The 
La Diosa  T 
Laughing Crack T 
Pinnacate T 
Point, The T,S 
Ralph Macchio 
Stem Corner T,S 
Twilight Zone T 
Unnamed 5.6 Crack T 
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Unnamed 5.8+ Crack T 
Watermelon T 

Downtown  


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BETA PHOTO: Parking Pullout & Forest Service Kiosk

Description 

Area south of the barbwire fence.

Getting There 

From the parking area follow the mountain bike trail south and around the fence line. From here look for access to the climber's trail that follows the cliff base.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.9 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Downtown:
Cracktus   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   
Doug Scott Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flameout   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
La Diosa    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Watermelon   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Twilight Zone   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Downtown
Steve Grossman cruises out from under the initial roof on the second free ascent of the Twilight Zone.

Twilight Zone 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Downtown
The Twilight Zone crack sits in a small alcove about 100 yards south of the barb wire fence. Climb a moderate slab with small gear to the back of the alcove. From here powerful face climbing leads to nice hand and fist jams up the steep crack. The moves out of the alcove are difficult to protect.This route stays dry in a light rain.Rappel from a tree or take the walk down 100' to the climber's right....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Elias
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 18, 2014
The Description here regarding the location of the Downtown climbs is pretty vague since the "fence" seems to be on the left hand side of the road completely opposite of the crags? Anyways, Park at (or hike to) the right hand (East side) pullout with a Forest Service kiosk with a map and follow the trail to your right to access the downtown area (which is the wall slightly to the right and behind the trees to this kiosk).