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The area that includes the first climb set in this area: Octabulgey, which is an excellent climb. The rest of the rock in this area is relatively poor.
Standard approach to The Torch, but bear left to reach the base of the Bulges
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Bulges:
1923 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch
You Only Nest Twice 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Octabulgey 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
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Octabulgey 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Bulges
First climb set in The Refuge. Name derived from the James Bond movie, "Octopussy." First climbed ground up in a wandering way while rope-soloing and searching for good gear placements. Two subsequent leads of the climb convinced AMH to add the bolts to insure a straight line through the crux of the bulges, which increased the difficulty of the climb. Original placements were all horizontal and the cruxes barely protected with small cams. Bolts protect the cruxes, but climb and belay carefully a...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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