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Raising Arizona 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
Season: All year, but hot in the summer
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Submitted By: Keegan Dimmick on Jan 13, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: My first slab route. Okay holds


I don't really think there was a crux on this route, there always seems to be a jug right where you need it. Very fun and easy climbing all the way to the top. Great warm-up for the other climbs in the area.


Twenty feet to the right of Pulp Friction. GPS 33836 13829.


Four bolts and plenty of spots for small cams. No fixed anchors at the top, but plenty of trees.

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By Stephen Ackley
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 13, 2012

CAREFUL- the flake people used for gear near the top is a sounds a little hollow and likely could not take a fall at certain placements. Furthermore one of the trees at the top is dying- the bigger ones off to climbers left are better options to build anchors on.

Anyways, this climb is pretty fun and easy.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Jul 15, 2013

I second that. There are a couple flakes near the top. One is definitely loose. I wouldn't protect under any of them. The whole route is fairly easy with positive edges the whole way, but if you're feeling runout near the top, there is a textbook green C3 placement in a horzontal slot just before the loose flakes on your way to the ledge just below the tree. Fun route.
By Colin Dandridge
From: Fairfax
Feb 8, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great route, easy runout to the top. Also great elevator at the top to teach rappelling.

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