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North America, United States, Arizona, Vermilion Cliffs, More Sand Than Stone

Vermilion Cliffs, More Sand Than Stone. Climbing.com and Alpinist.com reported that, in March, Fitz Cahall, James Q Martin, and Albert Newman made the first free ascent of the 1,600-vertical-foot Tooth Rock in Arizona’s remote Vermilion Cliffs. More Sand Than Stone (V 5.11) climbs a prominent 600' dihedral on the south-southwest face, before traversing left to an arête and eventually finishing on the final six pitches of the Lost Love route. We were unable to get a first-hand report, but hope to provide one in the future.