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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.
The Mountain Project Arizona regional divides.

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Weather station 7.9 miles from here

6,516 Total Routes

['4 Stars',450],['3 Stars',2252],['2 Stars',2492],['1 Star',1070],['Bomb',42]
['<=5.6',288],['5.7',345],['5.8',496],['5.9',666],['5.10',1476],['5.11',1161],['5.12',590],['5.13',127],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',229],['V2-3',543],['V4-5',295],['V6-7',150],['V8-9',79],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',66],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arizona:
What's My Line?   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A0 R     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 400'   East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin...
Ewephoria   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 750'   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Moby Dick   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   West Stronghold : Whale Dome
The Wasteland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   East Stronghold : The Wasteland
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
Sedona's Scenic Cruise    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Sedona : Gibraltar Rock
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
Original Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Cathedral Rock Area : The Mace
Absinthe of Mallet   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
The Peacemaker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Endgame   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Group : End Pinnacle
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Candyland   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   Granite Mountain : Middle Section
Touched By An Angel   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 650'   Sedona : Mormon Canyon
Warpaint   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 680'   West Stronghold : Westworld Dome
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Group : Rockfellow Dome
Steve's Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   3 - Windy Point East : Hunchback Pinnacle
Vesper   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln
Doubt   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   Reef of Rocks : Aegir
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Featured Route For Arizona
Darren Mabe approaching the crux of Natural Enhanc...

Natural Enhancement 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Right Wall
The first 90' of this line was done by Darren Singer, and ended at a webbing anchor with old Chouinard Curved Nuts. Instead of placing a modern anchor at this point, Dan Foster fired up the last 25'-30' of overhanging finger splitter, and created one of the longest pitches on the right side, as well as, one of the most classic 5.11, all natural gear lines at the crag. It is a haul...Starts on a zig-zagging crack made of large blocks, directly above large, pointy boulder. The start is both physi...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Best seat in the house...
Best seat in the house...
Who's home is this?  Photo by Lucas Anaya
Who's home is this? Photo by Lucas Anaya
Ocelots. Photo by Blitzo.
Ocelots. Photo by Blitzo.
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
Havasu
Havasu
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
Ocotillo. Photo by Blitzo.
Ocotillo. Photo by Blitzo.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Mooney
Mooney
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. earthworks...
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. earthworks...
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. Photo ...
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. Photo ...
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Agathalon. Photo by Blitzo.
Agathalon. Photo by Blitzo.
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Sto...
Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Sto...
Devils bridge Sedona
Devils bridge Sedona
Peace of Mind...
Peace of Mind...
Carefree az
Carefree az
Spider Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Spider Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ. Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ. Photo by Blitzo.

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