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.
Weather station 7.9 miles from here
6,209 Total Routes
['4 Stars',406],['3 Stars',2103],['2 Stars',2410],['1 Star',1045],['Bomb',41]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arizona:
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Screaming Sky Crack 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Zoroaster Temple
This route climbs a trio of very nice clean cracks on the front of the NE Arete. If you like hand and fist cracks, this is for you. Pitches 2 and 4 are very striking splitters.Pitch 1: Climb a short pillar to a ledge, traverse the roof into the hand and fist crack. Belay on a pedestal. 5.10, 120 feet.Pitch 2: Traverse into the nice crack climbing fingers to hands to fists, pass an overhang and up a wide crack to a ledge. 5.9, 110 feetPitch 3: Pass go, collect 200 feet. Belay at the base of ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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