Elephant's Trunk

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Arizona, United States, North America
Route Type:
Technical Rock Climb
Time Required:
Half a day
Rock Difficulty:
5.7 (YDS)

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Elephant's Trunk
Created On: Mar 26, 2001
Last Edited On: Feb 16, 2006


From the parking area, head toward the lower left side of Elephant Dome. There's a rough trail, but you'll probably get lost a few times. Just keep heading in the general direction of the arete and you'll be ok.

Route Description

There's lots of loose rock, and the pro is poor at times, but it's still a great route. You basically just follow the arete on the left side of the dome. Most of the climbing is in the 5.4-5.6 range. You can do the whole thing in 4 pitches.

To get down, scramble down into a notch to the east, which turns into a gully that leads to the big low angle slab between Elephant Dome and its neighbor (Right Dome). Rappel twice down the slab, then you'll be back on the desert floor.

Essential Gear

A standard rack.

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Elephant's Trunk

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