I am looking for areas that are mid to moderate in difficulty to take a buddy so I can teach him more about rope work, rappel, general techniques etc... I am looking for fairly close in to Phoenix/Scottsdale area (within 2- 2 1/2 hour drive). Prefer either loop trips or down and back (no through trips this time), prefer 1 night camp.
I am thinking of Christopher Creek as a starting place, however, in reading about it, looks busy. Any suggestions? My buddy has only done simple indoor rope work and I need to get him used to outside rock drop offs, slippery terrain and how to create anchors etc.
Appreciate any help.