David Bloom onsighting Center Pinche for the secon...
This is a very small, tranquil area with a couple tremendously classic highballs on excellent pocketed basalt. This little outcrop bursts out of a small forested hill in the rolling pines south of Williams, on FR 11.
The Center Pinche itself, is a truly amazing small hands crack that splits a 45 degree wall........ Good times indeed, however, there are about a dozen problems here, and several of which need some brush time. But, it could play into any of many Paradise Forks weather scenarios.
The most straight forward way to find this area is to head south out of Williams on Perkinsville road. Drive until you find White Horse Lake Rd on the East side of the road. This is clearly marked. Follow this road until you come upon FR 11 (marked with flexi post) on your right. Follow FR 11 south for a few miles keeping your eyes on the right (west)side of the road. You will know it when you find it. Park in drainage.
Those of you who know this area well will be able to get to this place easily from the Forks with an AZ Gazetteer. The coordinates given are approximate. Have fun.
Weather station 14.5 miles from here
2 Total Routes
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This is a truly remarkable line, and stands out in the list of classic crack boulder problems in the greater Flagstaff Area. The clever name is a combination of a piece of the FAist's past, and a reference to the classic Center Piece at Buffalo Park. Perfect!Pockets, edges, and a thin hands crack that splits a 45 degree wall... If you like this sort of thing, it is stunning.Difficulty will vary quite a bit depending on hand size, but for the majority of suitors it will probably feel somewhere ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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