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Left Deception T 
Megadeath T 
Middle Deception Crack T 
Now Smell This S 
PMC T 
Prow, The T 
Retirement Crack T 
Right Deception Crack T 
Right Elephant Crack T 
Slab Problem 
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Zit Slab T 

Uptown 


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Description 

Area north of the barbwire fence.


Getting There 

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.


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Uptown:
Slab Problem   V4- 6B     Boulder, 13'   
Five Easy Pieces   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Baxter Crack   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 60'   
Zit Slab   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Right Deception Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
TT's Terror   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Left Deception   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Megadeath   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Prow   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Middle Deception Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Gone Fishin'   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Bold is Love   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
John's Jugs   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 65'   
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The top of Bold is Love. The Prow can be seen in the background.

Bold is Love 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Uptown
Start ten feet right of the initially dirty, mossy crack system, on a flake jug on the face. Climb good, slabby features left and up to the crack system previously mentioned. Climb a few moves up the low angle wide crack(beware of your rope falling into a slot just above), then angle slightly left up the slabby dihedral with a seam that offers some protection just before a ledge is encountered on your left. Use the ledge, or not, and continue up the crack line that leads to the steep, striking p...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Uptown Slideshow Add Photo
Phil Condrey climbing ice in Uptown Mt Elden- late 70s. Yes, folks, that is a Chouinard alpine hammer taped to his right arm, and his prosthetic hook snagging tool holes on his left- Phil lost both hands in a Civil War reenactment.
Phil Condrey climbing ice in Uptown Mt Elden- late...
Scott Baxter on the crux one-finger undercling move on his test-piece "Tunnel Boulder", Uptown Mt Elden (Donini was never able to get this one!)
Scott Baxter on the crux one-finger undercling mov...
Another historic shot- the amazing mixed climbing at West Elden after a snow-rain-freeze event, late 70s
Another historic shot- the amazing mixed climbing ...
Wide angle view of the Deception cracks area. Beware of barrel distortion near edges of photo
BETA PHOTO: Wide angle view of the Deception cracks area. Bewa...
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