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The resurgence of development on Totem Pole and the fantastic new lines established on it led to new opportunities for development. New lines are now also up around Proto Pipe and the area has much more to offer. It seems appropriate to separate it out from Glitter Box as it's as separate from there as the Road Area is and has potential to extend into the next canyon south with all the good quality rock and long lines.
The Totem Pole is the icon of Lower Devils Canyon and the trail there was recently much improved.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Totem-Proto Area:
Fern Gully Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Pipe Cleaner 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Protean Catch 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
TBA 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Drop 'em South 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Chicken Shit Salad 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 75'
The Fruits of Optomisim 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Inertia 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Shakin' & Eggs 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Totem Pole Direct 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Pathological Optimist 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Direct North Face 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Overcoming Inertia 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
The Totem Pole 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Proto Pipe 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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The Totem Pole 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Totem-Proto Area
A tall, slender tower in a scenic location with good climbing and a tiny summit make for a great route. Start low on the NE side and climb up and right, slowly circling around to the West side to a belay. Belay here to avoid rope drag or, with a long rope, continue up to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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