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Toms Thumb

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About Toms Thumb:

The obvious 150' granite pinnacle on the west side of the Mcdowells' north ridge. This pinnacle has many excellent cracks of all grades. Rap off west side (or south with double ropes). Only one 60m rope is needed on west side. Expect to get spanked due to a combination of old school ratings and crucial holds/flakes which have broken off over the years. Many of the bolts are 30+ years old.
Approach: From Morrell's Wall parking, take the new trail marked TT uphill and pass the top of Gardener's Wall to the east face of Tom's Thumb.
Approach Time: 30-45min
Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues: Do not use the original way in; it is closed by City of Scottsdale. The wash is considered "critical wildlife habitat".
Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Trad
Sun Aspect:

Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 3.40/5 Garbanzo Bean 5.10a 11
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Hard Drivin' 5.11a 1
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Deep Freeze 5.11a 4
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Experiment in Terror 5.11c 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Fat Mans Delight 5.6 1
1 Average Rating = 3.67/5 Hot Line (1) 5.10b 8
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Pinto Bean a.k.a Garbanzo Bean Direct 5.10d 2
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Sacred Datura direct 5.9 4
1 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Succubus 5.10a 8
1 Average Rating = 4.50/5 The Settlement 5.7 4
1 Average Rating = 4.25/5 Treiber's Deception (5) 5.7 16
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Waughbo 5.10d 1
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 West Corner 3
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 West Crack 5.7 0