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.
The main approach or the northern trail that gets you to the base of "Rest and Digest."
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
Featured Route For The Torch
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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: The Torch with TorchRaker and Torched in view Pho...
Beautiful day at the Refuge The Torch ablaze in a...
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.