Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Bulges

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
1923 T 
3RNs T 
Dr. No Way T 
Octabulgey T 
You Only Nest Twice T 

The Bulges Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 777
Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 24, 2011
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


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.

Getting There 

Standard approach to The Torch, but bear left to reach the base of the Bulges

Climbing Season

For the The Refuge area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Bulges

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bulges:
Octabulgey   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Bulges

Featured Route For The Bulges
Rock Climbing Photo: AMH on early ascent prior to bolt placements.

Octabulgey 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 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

Comments on The Bulges Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!