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J. Long Ryders Wall  

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The Long Ryders Wall is a bulging crown of limestone, perforated with big deep pockets, clean crimps, joyous finger buckets and more. Expect unique lines with plenty of deadpointing, dynoing, and gut sucking tension moves. This is certainly one of Rob's better walls out here.

This is a sunny wall, and you will want cool temps to enjoy it. 25-40 degrees and sunny is perfect, though a little warmer and cloudy might be easier on the eyes.

Getting There 

Hike east past the Booze Pig and Half-life Walls. It is unmistakable when you finally lock eyes on it.

Climbing Season

For the Flagstaff Bouldering area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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

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Harriet Tubman's Gonna Carry Me Home V6-7 7A+  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : J. Long Ryders Wall
HTGCMH- is a classically devious line of hard holds, tenuous moves, and one really big swing!! In the middle of the wall, locate a very conspicuous, flat cut undercling, with another flat cut hold on top of this solid flake. This is the starting hold, and good luck to you. I found this to be a very technical and powerful line, and more around the V7ish range. Classic! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By jon bernhard
From: buena vista, co
Dec 3, 2010
many of the routes on this wall were named; stich in time, long riders, pinch overhang,

long live the spirit of Robert Drysdale.
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 3, 2010
Hey guys,

I am always up for a history lesson, and making things right, rest assured. Even if it all comes down to fuzzy recollections in the end.

Personally, I find this whole band of limestone intriguing, stunning, and sometimes mind boggling. And, I have for the last thirteen years or so...

It certainly presents a myriad of challenges.

Really, I am just trying to entice people to check it out, because if they do, there is a 50/50 chance that they will love it. And the way I feel about it, I think Rob would love to see the sports action, in a place that he left so much of his energy and promise!

I have had visions of a "Drysdale Trail" that would link this whole band as one, and really unearth the wealth of climbing that (in my minds eye), I know Rob was thinking about...... Kindred spirits. JJ

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