A new fence laced in razor wire has been erected on the far end of the dam where you used to hop over. Skirting around is a trivial matter, but I'm unsure how the message should be interpreted. There are no new signs indicating closures, and you can still hike over from Stumbling Blocks/Ghetto Wall. If anything the fence is going to have more of an effect on the hikers trying to do the loop than the climbers. On the plus side, I've never seen it so empty at this area.
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A smallish section of not quite vertical rock right next to the dam. It only has 3 routes, but provides a nice warmup for the day. All three routes share the same anchor so it only takes two parties to make it a crowd. Donít be surprised to find it taken.
After you pass over the dam and scramble down the hill into the wash, head right towards the dam. On your right you will find a severely over-hanging section of rock with several routes on it (Drifter Wall). Little Cheops is between this rock and the dam. You can either continue walking next to the water and scramble up a small wall on your right, or you can cut through the belay area of Drifter Wall and go left through a small cave.