Another Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Welcome to Arizona!
Arizona is purported to have more exposed rock than any other state in the US. The bad news is that it isn't ALL climbable. The good news is that tons of it is great for pulling on! Granite, qaurtzite, dacite, basalt, limestone, sandstone, gneiss, monzonite, welded tuff, and a thousand other kinds of stone to pull down on.
From the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Paradise Forks in the north, to the crags of Granite Mountain, the Superstitions, and Queen Creek, and finally south to Mount Lemmon and Cochise Stronghold, we have it all! Cracks of all sizes, wide, thin, edges, pockets, jugs, sport, trad, bouldering, big walls, no approach, big hike...whatever you're psyched about! The one thing we're a little short on in most areas is crowds, but that's a good thing.
We also have the best year 'round climbing possibilities in the country with crags at just about every elevation imaginable. Between that and the large percentage of sunny days, there ain't a whole lot more you could ask for!
The Mountain Project Arizona regional divides.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 7.9 miles from here
6,787 Total Routes
['4 Stars',483],['3 Stars',2357],['2 Stars',2562],['1 Star',1133],['Bomb',41]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arizona:
Featured Route For Arizona
Desire 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Nurd Rock
Desire is a classic Lemmon route. The route follows the face and arete of the middle of Nurd Rock. With a 60 meter rope, it should be done as one pitch. Someone replaced the bolts with solid ones and placed two bolts at the mid-belay (which does not need to be used). The route used to have a gear belay there before 60 meter ropes were standard. This route has it all. Delicate, slabby face climbing gets you started. The first bolt is high. A couple pieces of pro and you are climbing steep...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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