Wade sinking them into the first pockets on the Ri...
Once coined the "Land of High Bouldering" by the late Robert Drysdale, the intermittent band of limestone walls above Lower Lake Mary have over time have become known simply as, The Ridge.
This band runs for roughly four miles starting at the Pit, though the good stuff starts cropping up around the west end of Lower Lake Mary. The limestone is generally vertical to overhanging, with many bulge walls that will certainly capture your attention.
JJ riding the rails, and David Bloom looking for a hop on The Railroad Wall. Christmas Day 2012.
The style is technical, and it will feel more like an every mans Cherry Canyon, though it's geographically closer to Priest Draw. Though the highballs do dominate the landscape, there are also tons of shorter problems to be had. All in all, there are plenty of desperates, and a whole lot of high quality moderates.
All the walls listed here by me have been rap cleaned, and brushed at least once. The topouts have been cleared, and tend to remain fairly clean. A broom and stick brush are valuable tools out here.
Wade Forrest catching some last light on All Things Considered. NPR Wall, Spring 08
From Flagstaff, find your way to Lake Mary Road and head east.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
114 Total Routes
['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',68],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Backwaters V3+ 6A+ AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : The Cove Wall
Backwaters is a classic little romp up some big holds on the steepest part of the bulge. Start off of little crimps and move up and left to a breast like pinch hold. Move into the good pockets above and left of this, and left again to a very good, solid jug on the right side of the Giant Hollow Flake. Square up, and toss straight up for a great finger bucket, and then a good right hand hold over the lip....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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