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The Lunchbox Rock Climbing 

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The Lunchbox is a tall formation home to some of LDE's best routes. All of the climbs are a single pitch - some as long as 150'. The rock quality is generally good and on some of the climbs it is terrific.

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Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Lunchbox

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Lunchbox:
El Throatchoker Grande   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Blueberry Lizards   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 150'   
Frosted Snakes   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Centipede Corner   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 110'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Centipede Corner on the left. Frosted Snakes on th...

Centipede Corner 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Lunchbox
A modern Queen Creek classic. This beautiful, right-leaning crack and corner system lies on the west face of the Lunchbox. It is an unusual Queen Creek climb as it combines true crack climbing, tricky stemming, and powerful laybacks on an entirely gear-protected route. For those climbing trad at the grade, it should not be missed.Descent: A 60m rope is just long enough to rap the route with rope stretch. Be careful and make sure your rope is the whole way down. For those who come up a bit ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Dec 6, 2009
Note - Frosted Snakes, Hold the Jam, Talia S/W, and Chocolate Covered Scorpion Crack All currently use the same rappel anchor, which brings you down in the gully between the first three routes.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 6, 2010
in the event that parties climbing all of these routes arrive at the rap anchor at the same time, the order in which the teams descend will be ascending alphabetical order of the leaders' first names. :)
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 6, 2010
the lunchbox can now be rapped with a single 60m rope. from the top, make a short rappel to the anchors for centipede corner. then rappel to the ground. this second rappel is long, make sure your rope is all the way to the ground. if you come up short you can swing over to a stack of blocks on your right.

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