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Rock Climbing Arizona


A select guide to 25 of Arizona's best and most popular climbing areas.

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Old Saybrook 1999 Trade paperback Fair. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 528 p. Contains: Illustrations. Falcon Guides Rock Climbing.

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A select guide to 25 of Arizona's best and most popular climbing areas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560448136
  • Publisher: FalconGuide
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Falcon Guides Rock Climbing Series
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Arizona's Rock Climbing Areas (Map) viii
Map Legend ix
Key to Topo Drawings x
Introduction 1
Climbing History 2
Geology and Geography 6
Climbing Dangers and Safety 7
Objective Dangers 9
Access and Environmental Considerations 13
Using This Guide 17
Rating System 18
Tucson Area 23
Mount Lemmon 23
Overview 23
Hidden Jewels 29
Green Slabs 33
Chimney Rock 36
Windy Point 40
Middle Earth 74
Ridgeline 77
Summit Crags 79
Leviathan Dome 80
Overview 80
Baboquivari Peak 88
Overview 88
Other Tucson Areas 94
Overview 94
Southeast Arizona 97
Cochise Stronghold 97
Overview 97
East Stronghold 102
West Stronghold 130
Isle of You 137
Overview 137
Trad Rock 140
Rad Rock 144
Glad Rock 146
Phoenix Area 148
Camelback Mountain 148
Overview 148
Headwall 153
Praying Monk 155
Gargoyle Wall 155
Westerm Headwall 157
Little Granite Mountain 159
Overview 159
Lost Bandanna Wall 165
The Cone 166
Bobcat Boulder 167
The Loaf 169
McDowell Mountains 172
Overview 172
Gardener's Wall 177
Tom's Thumb 181
Sven Slab 191
Superstition Mountains 195
Overview 195
Western Superstition Cliffs 200
Northwest Pinnacles 202
Hobgoblin Spires 208
Hieroglyphic Canyon 218
The Mirage 218
Vertigo Spire 218
Southern Superstitions Cliffs 220
The Acropolis and Carney Springs Wall 222
Bark Canyon Wall 222
Wild Horse Wall 227
The Fortress 229
The Labyrinth 231
Zonerland 237
Weavers Needle 237
Miners Needle 239
Queen Creek Canyon 244
Overview 244
Atlantis 248
The Pond 258
Other Central Arizona Areas 275
Prescott Area 288
Granite Dells 288
Overview 288
Watson Lake Dells 291
High Rappel Dell 297
Granite Mountain 307
Overview 307
Swamp Slabs 313
Middle Section 317
Right Section 325
King Dome 328
Overview 328
Other Prescott Areas 337
Flagstaff Area 340
Oak Creek Overlook 340
Overview 340
Duck Soup Sector 348
Orange Out Sector 353
Jungleland Sector 356
Trinity Cracks Sector 358
The Pit 361
Overview 361
The Bulldog 365
The Oven 367
Way Gone Wall 369
Mall Wall 371
Swiss Tower 371
White Wall 375
Paradise Forks 377
Overview 377
Three Yogis 384
The Gold Wall 384
The Prow 389
Pillow Wall 393
Davidson Wall 394
Sedona Spires 401
Overview 401
The Mace 405
Oak Creek Spire 409
Summit Block Rock 412
Earth Angel 415
Other Sedona Spires and Routes 418
Oak Creek Canyon 419
Jacks Canyon 419
Overview 419
Casino Cliffs 425
The Main Wall 429
Other Flagstaff Areas 443
Northern Arizona 449
Grand Canyon National Park 449
Overview 449
Bright Angel Walls 453
Zoroaster Temple 464
Mt. Hayden 468
Virgin River Gorge 471
Overview 471
Mentor Wall 476
Paradigm Wall 479
Planet Earth Wall 479
Warm-up Wall 479
Grassy Ledge Wall 479
Blasphemy Wall 479
Other Northern Arizona Areas 487
Appendix A Further Reading 492
Appendix B Rating System Comparison Chart 493
Appendix C Mountain Shops, Climbing Gyms, and Guide Services 494
Index 495
About the Author 510
Climbing Glossary 511
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