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The Torch

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L to R R to L Alpha
Bee's Brunch T 
Lighting the Torch T 
Live and Let Dyno S 
Periscope T 
Rest and Digest T 
Torch View T 
Torched T 
Torchfinger T 
Torchraker T 

The Torch Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 24, 2011


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BETA PHOTO: The Torch from the north with the Shadow Buttresse...


The Torch area describes the torch feature itself and the climbs in the immediate surrounding.

Getting There 

The main approach or the northern trail that gets you to the base of "Rest and Digest."

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Torch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Torch:
Torchfinger   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Torched   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Torchraker   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lighting the Torch   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Live and Let Dyno   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Torch
Rock Climbing Photo: Geir established below the crux. Photo by Marcy.

Live and Let Dyno 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Torch
Named after the James Bond, "Live and Let Die". Starts from bottom of the formation at a lovely lunch slab on the north side. Moderate climbing past three bolts and a warm up bulge gains the base of the torch where some careful moves past two more bolts and loose to rotten rock are needed to get up and traverse under the roof. Clip the bolt protecting the roof, clear the roof and pass two more bolts to anchors. Rap or lower the line. This was the first line that attracted AMH to the torch. I sco...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Torch with TorchRaker and Torched in view  Pho...
BETA PHOTO: The Torch with TorchRaker and Torched in view Pho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful day at the Refuge  The Torch ablaze in a...
Beautiful day at the Refuge The Torch ablaze in a...

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By NickSch
From: Golden, CO
Nov 29, 2012
Area is still pretty chossy. I would suggest bringing a helmet along. Bits of loose rock were flying off the routes all day. Theres definitely some solid stuff, just needs to clean up a bit.

Thanks to those who put the work into the area and thanks for sharing all the route info including a pretty nice pdf/guide.

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