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I Want My Mummy S 
Neferteenie S 
Never Again T 
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Sphinx 


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East face of the Sphinx, left side.

Description 

A small crag that had only four routes until recently. The east face is warm on a sunny day in the winter as is the west face later in the day. Few have climbed here as the approach before the fire was pretty nasty with a lot of Manzanita. Rock is a little sharp as most rock in the Windy Point area is. Some of the new routes have some short sections of grainy stuff but that should go away with a little climbing activity.


Getting There 

Approach the same as Dr. Death and Paradox Rock. See SQ II. page 88.


Climbing Season


14 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sphinx:
Book Of Jon   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Guardian's Edge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   
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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 12, 2010

Just got out here yesterday for the first time and found it to be a fun area that's nice and warm. There are several good routes with convenient clip-n-lower anchors. Good work and thanks to the FAs!