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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:
Drop 'em South 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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'
Overcoming Inertia 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
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'
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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Pathological Optimist 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Totem-Proto Area
Afters years of hearing and seeing pictures of the Totem Pole I finally was able to get out there. I descovered for myself that it was truely an Az must do. It was done in the best and only style possible, ground up. It meanders up the pole taking the path of least resistance with the best drilling stances. I was seriouly impressed by the gumption the FA had. After walking around and looking at the tower, I couldn't help imagining other routes that would reach the summit. A couple months later w...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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