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Godhead South

Description 

God Head South is filled with profiles and rock features that resemble the heads of gods from a wide variety of religions. Perhaps the most classic form is the profile of the western classic Christian “Face of God” that gives its name to “God Knows” (pun intended). The details of the others are noted in the descriptions of the individual climbs and will, time forgiving, be outlined on an attached photograph. From the features of the Moai and the obvious monkey features of Hunuman, these rock formations offer stunning resemblances to the icons of religious belief. We have established a wide range of climbs in this area, and are continuing to develop here. There is excellent rock and fine climbing here, but there is also some fairly poor rock and some mediocre climbing.


Getting There 

See Overview maps for location relative to other areas. The parking area for Godhead South is the same as the one used for Faulty Towers. Walk south on the road for a hundred or more meters and turn uphill at a cairn. There are two trails leading up to this area – one (the first one off the road south) to get into the Gabriel’s Watch “gully” and the other (the latter one, which is basically due west from “God Knows”) to access the Cherub, Face of God, and Easter Island Head features.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Godhead South:
Gabriel's Watch   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   The Face of God
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Featured Route For Godhead South
DAS getting through the crux on the FA

Gabriel's Watch 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Face of God
This extremely fun and challenging climb starts on the left side of a narrow low north-facing wall below the “God Head.” Climb up angling left past four bolts reaching a large ledge. A few difficult moves establishes you onto a steep overhanging wall that leads to two bulges and a short and easy run-out ramp to the top. Belay from two hangers. Rap "God Knows" or walk off by scrambling southeast and descending into the gulley. You can also rap west, down the main face for easier access to the nex...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Easter Island Head (left) and The Face of God (right) from the parking area.
Easter Island Head (left) and The Face of God (rig...
AMH and DAS scoping "Hanuman's Eyes" with Easter Island Head just behind them and The Torch area visible in the distance.
AMH and DAS scoping "Hanuman's Eyes" with Easter I...
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Godhead South climbs
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The Face of God in profile. Draw in the beard and bushy eyebrows and you'll soon be hearing words echoing through the canyon. "God Knows" is the right skyline, climbing the "nose".
The Face of God in profile. Draw in the beard and ...
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