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eowyn1025


Aug 12, 2002, 8:24 PM
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sorry if there's already a thread on this or if the info's somewhere else on the site....didn't have time to search it out:

does anyone know if there are any decent climbing spots in or around the Grand Canyon? (dumb question probably...) i'll be in that area near Christmastime...is that a bad time of year to be climbing outside in that area? haven't been since i was a kid so any info on this would be appreciated...thanx
gwen

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arsenalcrater


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Hello Gwen, there are a few developed areas in the Grand Canyon...recorded and unrecorded. We always seem to do a few F.A.'s every year, during our river season on the Colorado, but there are a few areas developed and recorded in the canyon. I'll do my best to help you out.
Climbable weather is found year-round. Your time of arrival might propose a challenge, however, winter days are often very cold and snowy, but warm and cozy days can occur.
As for the Cliffs...here is the "condensed version".
Bright Angel Wall...etc...(as etc...is Wailing Wall, Lower Wailing Wall, Flailing Wall, Medivac Wall, Crumbling' Wall)... Located on the cliff band below the West Rim Trail between Bright Angel Trailhead to the east and Trailview Overlook to the west. Trad and bolts ranging from 5.6 to 5.11...with I'm sure some F.A. potential.

And my favorite in the Canyon is Zoroaster Temple. This is a very serious and remote climb, but if you are coming to the canyon to do such a climb, you won't leave feeling empty. The approach is about 30 miles and along the way you can expect to gain and lose 20,000 feet of elevation. Great training for other stuff. The Northeast Arete is III 5.9- A0, and is five pitches long. The Southwest Face is III 5.9+ and six pitches. I've only done the Northest Arete, but we are gearing to go for the Southwest face this fall. Hope any/some of this beta helped you out. IM or Email me if you'd like more details. Cheers, Arsenal


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Aug 12, 2002, 9:08 PM
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As long as your not planing to be climbing on the North side of the Grand Canyon. It is usualy closed for the winter. Other then that it looks like you got a lot of good info from arsenalcrater.

Good luck in finding routes.

Pride


apollodorus


Aug 12, 2002, 9:13 PM
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Dang, I already looked this one up for a former topic. Basically, the rock is not so good and there are some restrictions. Why didn't your search find the earlier info?

All the stuff I offered was online, so you can search for it and find it.


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Hey The Canyon is great I spent a year working at the south rim but I say head south to SEDONA! You will love it trust me


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Hey Arsenalcrater,
what's you path to the Zoroaster Temple? Komo Point trail through Obi Canyon or do you come from Cottonwood? I know the Clear Creek trail runs closest but it looks impossable to go north through the Zoroaster Canyon. How long do you figure you'll be camping in Cheyava?
-Sean


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PM ocotillo. I haven't seen him on the site lately, but you could also visit his website, Arizona Vertical Web for links on how to buy his book on Grand Canyon climbs.

~Erica


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