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Le Petit Verdon - The Pit / Sun Tower
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Le Petit Verdon - The Pit / Sun TowerFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Climbing avatar Jul 04 2020
ddgrunning
Climbing1.02 Miles 229 AEG
Climbing1.02 Miles      33 Mns   1.91 mph
229 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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After a morning hike in Sandys Canyon, followed by some Pickleball and frisbee at Bushmaster Park in east Flag, we headed back to the Sandys Canyon TH--this time with our climbing gear for some rock climbing. We hiked over to the climbing area, arriving around 5 pm with the hopes that climbing traffic would have died down.

Not sure how many were there earlier in the day, but there was still a good number of climbers out--and I realize that afternoon is the preferred time here, given that the east-facing climbs are shaded in the afternoon.

In any event, I hadn't been there before, and really wished I could have gone with someone who knew the area better. I had done some research online and wanted to clime Mr. Slate, but it seems everyone else wanted to do that one as well.

So, after asking a few folks for suggestions for a good top-rope climb (we didn't have quick draws with us), we headed over to the Sun Tower area. Not sure if we were actually at the Sun Tower, but we found a nice spot to set up a top-rope belay. The kids and I took a turn rappelling down, and then we climbed the route.

It was probably a little more difficult than our present skill level, but my son got to the top, and we all had a great time.

By the time we packed up our gear, and headed back, it was past dusk, and the we used our headlamps the final 0.5 mi. to the TH.

Just as we had started the day, our car was the only one at the TH. So, we opened it up and shut it down on the same day. :)

Capped off the day with takeout pizza from NiMarco's :y:
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