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Sterling Pass

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Bellyful of Moonshine T 
Best Laid Plans T 
Confederacy of Dunces T 
Counterfeit T 
Der Ficken (aka Jesus on a Rubber Cross) T 
Do Wrong Right T 
Heart and Soul S 
Moonshiner T 
Nobodys Dirty Business T 
Pocket full of Horses T 
Safecracker- aka "Firecracker" T 
Sterling Sliver T 
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Sterling Pass  


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.9329, -111.7598 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

a nice collection of sandstone cracks

Getting There 

Great Dihedral is to the west of Sterling Pass, approached from the end of Dry Creek Rd. On the East side are several other established routes. Approach these from trail head just north of Manzanita Campground along Oak Creek.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.4 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['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 Sterling Pass:
Safecracker- aka "Firecracker"   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Heart and Soul   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Sterling Pass
Darren on P2

Moonshiner 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Sterling Pass
Not too many routes are as consistent as this. Starting with a 5.10 bolted slabbish pitch, it stays consistent at 5.10 for the duration, finishing on a fantasticly exposed bolted arÍte. A real Coconino adventure, this thing is awesome! Mostly in the shade, but definitely doable in the winter. 2 choices for the first pitch... The original pitch 1(ish) is a very easy traverse over to the Jungle belay. Leave your packs over by Counterfeit and gear up, walk up two or so switch ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Nick Dolhyj 1
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 9, 2015
would really love to climb here. anybody have some better approach beta?
By Dean Hoffman
Feb 14, 2015
Hey Nick, when heading down from Flagstaff you will cross oak creek at Slide Rock, continue about a mile or two and you will see a smallish pullout on the right side of the road with a fairly small trail sign, if you pass the campground on the left you've gone too far and if you pass the waterfall you've definitely gone to far! As far as the routes, Heart and Soul is about a 30 min hike up the trail and the Chutes and Ladders Wall and Sterling Wall are about another 10 min hike towards the top of the pass. Hope it you get up there,I'd love any feedback you might have on the lines!
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