Paul Davidson on the first lead of Retirement Crac...
Area north of the barbwire fence.
From the parking area stay north of the fenceline which splits West Elden in two.
The best trail to the cliff base starts just left of a boulder called The Egg. This trail brings you to the cliff base beneath TT's Terror and Zit Slab.
Climbing Season For the West Elden area.
Weather station 4.9 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Uptown
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Uptown:
Zit Slab 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
The Prow 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Megadeath 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Uptown
Now Smell This 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Uptown
Place a directional in the crack, then reach high for the first clip. Climb up crack to a stance, then stretch right for some pockets to establish yourself on the overhanging, colorful face - the crux. Continue up, then right to the arete, then up again. Round the arete and finish up slabby terrain. For a more difficult start, stick clip the second bolt and climb straight up small edges and dyno for the rounded ledge - 12+. "Instead of hiding our heads in a prayer cloth and building walls ag...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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found a rope above deception cracks, it was baking in the sun so I grabbed it assuming someone must have accidentally left it. Shoot me a message letting me know its yours and a description of it so I can get it back to you