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K-Tanz


Jan 21, 2010, 1:02 PM
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Camelback 3 pitch sport climb?  (North_America: United_States: Arizona)
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So I was playing around at camelback a few weeks ago and ran into two climbers who told me that there is a three pitch fully bolted sport climb somewhere in the park . Apparently they were not talking about "Donnamatrix", but I can't for the life of me find this climb they described. Does anyone know of such a route?


sonso45


Jan 22, 2010, 6:07 AM
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It's called Spice Box. But, the first and last pitch can barely be called a pitch. Short.

The good thing is, you can climb to the top of Spice Box and continue for a full value day by doing Hard Times, an old bolted face climb (bolted prior to existence of sport climbing).


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If you decide to do either, I'd wait a week or so until the rock (or should I say DRIED MUD) is thoroughly dry. Had a friend break both ankles on Hard Times a few years back when a hand hold busted loose.


K-Tanz


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I will most definitely be climbing no conglomerate after all this rain, haha I enjoy walking too much. What wall is this on or what is the best way to find the line? Also, is the top older bolted part solid or are the bolts not to be trusted?


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K-Tanz wrote:
I will most definitely be climbing no conglomerate after all this rain, haha I enjoy walking too much. What wall is this on or what is the best way to find the line? Also, is the top older bolted part solid or are the bolts not to be trusted?

Manny could correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Spice Box is on the same wall we call the "headwall" used to gain the upper terrace to go to the Monk, etc. It's further in the canyon to the right of the headwall approach route.

Hard Times is an old school route that goes up the middle of the big face right of the Heart Route. I don't recall there being an issue with the bolts, but it certainly isn't a route you wanna be taking whippers on (a little runout and less than vertical).


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