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The Lunchbox

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The Lunchbox 

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Submitted By: Geir on Oct 3, 2009
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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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8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Lunchbox:
El Throatchoker Grande   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Blueberry Lizards   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 150'   
Frosted Snakes   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Centipede Corner   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 110'   
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Marcy on the FA of El Throatchoker Grande, just above the pod. Photo by Geir.

El Throatchoker Grande 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Lunchbox
Start just left of the center of the face near two small pockets at head height. Using the pockets pull up to a small ledge. Work to a prominent vertical crack, then step left into a crack leading into a “pod” (shallow cave). Stem up the pod and exit to the right into a long, fun crack that widens as you go up. At the end of the wide crack follow discontinuous cracks to the top.Descent - Two choices: (1) You can do 1 double rope rappel from Blueberry Lizards. (2) Two single line rappels: Loca...[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.