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This is the Hardperson's area at Jack's canyon. The routes range from bouldery shorter routes to longer more continuous lines. There are very few lines that are easier than 5.11 due to the steep unfeatured nature of the rock. The routes vary from extremely overhung roof style routes to dead vertical thin face climbing routes. Overall there are over 60 established routes with around 15 projects, many of them open.
Once going through the gate follow the main road (that heads towards the main Jack's Canyon) for .1 miles and make a left turn onto a rough dirt road. Follow this until you arrive at a water tank. There are three ways to go here, the left and straight option both take you to the Asylum. (The sharp right option takes you towards the parking area for Jack's Canyon). The left road seems slightly smoother but more likely to be muddy than the straight road. After approximately 2 miles from the entrance gate off of 87 you will see and obvious parking area on your right. The trail starts out of the back right corner. The road isn't too rough but some clearance would be nice, it might be passible in a low clearance vehicle but you will probably scrape alot. If it's muddy all bet's are off.
Joe's Grotto: Short hard powerful routes, furthest leftmost wall at the Asylum.
Guidebook: "Jack's Canyon Sport Climbing" www.jackscanyon.com/content/guidebook_jacks_canyon_sport_cli>>>
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Case Study 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Main Wall
A bouldery start through the first two bolts leads to decent holds at the third bolt. Engaging climbing through good holds leads to a nice rest at the 5th bolt. From here a massive undercling move (climbers shorter than 5`5" or so beware) leads to big cranks between good holds with minimal feet. Finally a good flake provides a rest before clipping the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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