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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.
The Mountain Project Arizona regional divides.


6,099 Total Routes


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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
The Wasteland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   East Stronghold : The Wasteland
Moby Dick   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   West Stronghold : Whale Dome
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
Mayflower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
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
Endgame   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Group : End Pinnacle
The Peacemaker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Black and Tan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Waterfall : The Main Amphitheater
Warpaint   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 680'   West Stronghold : Westworld Dome
Steve's Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   3 - Windy Point East : Hunchback Pinnacle
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Group : Rockfellow Dome
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Tufa Yard Dash   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Homestead : Tufa City
Hocus Focus   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 65'   Paradise Forks : The White Wall
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Featured Route For Arizona
Joe Kreidel on Cig Machine (V3), Panther Peak.

Cig Machine V7 7A+  AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Split Boulder
Great pocket and block climbing on a tall, steep wall with a perfect landing. Afternoon shade.Squat start just left of the buried rock in two juggy pockets. Make few moves up to a small cobble/pocket (the broken hold) then make a long move directly right to a block pinch. (Edit: The new beta involves the hueco to the right to gain the block pinch.) Move across and then up to a jug. From here a long move up left to a white pocket, then continue straight up to eventually top out at a small palo ve...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Who's home is this? <br /> <br />Photo by Lucas Anaya
Who's home is this?

Photo by Lucas Anaya
Best seat in the house...
Best seat in the house...
Ocelots. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ocelots.
Photo by Blitzo.
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
Ocotillo. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ocotillo.
Photo by Blitzo.
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
Havasu
Havasu
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument.
Photo ...
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. <br /><a href='http://www.EarthworksImagery.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >www.EarthworksImagery.com</a>
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona.
www.Earthw...
Agathalon. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Agathalon.
Photo by Blitzo.
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right on the border. Photo by Blitzo.
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Storming the Castle.  Photo by Brian Kristofitz.
Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Sto...
Arizona sunset. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona sunset.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mooney
Mooney
Carefree az
Carefree az
Spider Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Spider Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ.
Photo by Blitzo.
Devils bridge Sedona
Devils bridge Sedona
OJOS DE LA TIGRITA ! <br /> <br />Josie almost sending Eye Of The Tiger at the Shed.  Photo by Eric DeCanada. <br /> <br />QD shows angle of the climb.
OJOS DE LA TIGRITA !

Josie almost sending Eye Of ...
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, he's alive and going to be okay. Hang in there Marty!
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Rock climb mt Lemmon
Rock climb mt Lemmon
Wade Anderson making his way up a tottering ridge in the Picacho Mts.
Wade Anderson making his way up a tottering ridge ...
Matterhorn - June 2008
Matterhorn - June 2008
Can you say mono?
Can you say mono?
JB mega-chipping on the route MENTAL BLOCK. <br /> <br />DO NOT LET JIM SCOTT SEE THIS PHOTO ! <br /> <br />Snapped by JoZee
JB mega-chipping on the route MENTAL BLOCK.

DO NO...
Storm clouds and sunshine, Mt. Lemmon Hwy
Storm clouds and sunshine, Mt. Lemmon Hwy
Desert Monsoon Bloom
Desert Monsoon Bloom
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower.
Photo by Blitzo.
limestone rock near Mount Hopkins, AZ
BETA PHOTO: limestone rock near Mount Hopkins, AZ
Cold beer and a send
Cold beer and a send
Bouldering in the Superstitions.
Bouldering in the Superstitions.
On your hottest day, I'll be kicking clients in the face with my crampons! <br />Have a great summer, <br /> <br />Jeff <br />
On your hottest day, I'll be kicking clients in th...
The stunning Totem Pole, Mounument Valley, photo: Bob Horan
The stunning Totem Pole, Mounument Valley, photo: ...
This rock not far from Nogalas Arizona.
This rock not far from Nogalas Arizona.
BH bouldering in Monument Valley, Arizona
BH bouldering in Monument Valley, Arizona
Monsoon.
Monsoon.
Monument Valley, Arizona, photo: Bob Horan
Monument Valley, Arizona, photo: Bob Horan
Peace of Mind...
Peace of Mind...
Chemically weathered sandstone in Northern Arizona
Chemically weathered sandstone in Northern Arizona
 Mushroom at the base of Troll Wall.
Mushroom at the base of Troll Wall.
Klondyke wall in southern az is big and adventurous.
Klondyke wall in southern az is big and adventurou...
Sonoran Desert. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sonoran Desert.
Photo by Blitzo.
Cicada, seen in Northern Arizona
Cicada, seen in Northern Arizona
Sleek little tiger laughs and holds fat old bear after being pulled 8 feet up to first draw.   <br /> <br />That's what happens when leader out-weighs belayer 2-to-1.
Sleek little tiger laughs and holds fat old bear a...
Hedgehog cactus, near Sedona
Hedgehog cactus, near Sedona
Put up 12 new routes here.  Are you the ones putting up the routes we found here?  Neat little area, what do you call it?  Thanks.
BETA PHOTO: Put up 12 new routes here. Are you the ones putti...
Cliff Rose, Northern Arizona
Cliff Rose, Northern Arizona
Petrified wood. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Petrified wood.
Photo by Blitzo.
The west slopes of Mt Humphreys, highest point in Arizona. March 2008
The west slopes of Mt Humphreys, highest point in ...
Rainbow over the Catalinas
Rainbow over the Catalinas
High Desert Beauty- Arizona
High Desert Beauty- Arizona
Respect thy lieback. The start to Airgasm roof! <br />
Respect thy lieback. The start to Airgasm roof!
I think this was Petroglyph National Monument, between Sedona and Pheonix.  March 09.
I think this was Petroglyph National Monument, bet...
Photo by: Caleb A.
Photo by: Caleb A.
Butterflies in Pheonix, March 09.
Butterflies in Pheonix, March 09.
Somewhere near Phoenix, not sure where this was, 2005.
Somewhere near Phoenix, not sure where this was, 2...
Here we see the "virga" rainfall common in Arizona and other southwestern areas.  Cause you know, when it rains, it pours (but evaporates a few hundred feet above your head, damn!). <br /> <br />Somewhere near Camp Verde -- May 2008 <br />
Here we see the "virga" rainfall common in Arizona...
Sonoran Desert. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sonoran Desert.
Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro, Mt Lemmon Highway
Saguaro, Mt Lemmon Highway
San Xavier Mission, Tucson. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
San Xavier Mission, Tucson.
Photo by Blitzo.
Questionable rap anchor coming off  Entrance Dome in the Stronghold.
Questionable rap anchor coming off Entrance Dome ...
Mother Saguaro
Mother Saguaro
Canyon De Chelly. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Canyon De Chelly.
Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona is blessed with tons of rock.  Anyone ever climb this 300' spire located in southern AZ?
Arizona is blessed with tons of rock. Anyone ever...
One of the best splitters on Lemmon. I M O
One of the best splitters on Lemmon. I M O
My best memory of Flagstaff is on the rail guard.
My best memory of Flagstaff is on the rail guard.
First crux of Storming. Take THAT, dwarves !  Line to left is Eye Of The Tiger.  Photo by Eric DeCanada.
First crux of Storming. Take THAT, dwarves ! Line...
Lake pleasant sunset
Lake pleasant sunset
Derek getting some hours logged after school...
Derek getting some hours logged after school...
It Stormed all day but what a Sunrise <br />The Homestead
It Stormed all day but what a Sunrise
The Homestea...
Undeterred by loose rock and big falls, Greg takes care of business as usual.
Undeterred by loose rock and big falls, Greg takes...
Manzanita tree.
Manzanita tree.
Arizona!
Arizona!
Dirty Guera. Great label, but only 3.2 ABV. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Dirty Guera. Great label, but only 3.2 ABV.
Photo ...
AZ highline
AZ highline
Nimbus Red Ale. From Tucson.  <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Nimbus Red Ale. From Tucson.
Photo by Blitzo.
Meteor crater
Meteor crater
crimping the steep stuff.....
crimping the steep stuff.....
Painted desert AZ
Painted desert AZ
FU rock. Tell me this doesn't need a route up the middle finger!
FU rock. Tell me this doesn't need a route up the ...
Sunset
Sunset
Nimbus Old Monkey Shine.
Nimbus Old Monkey Shine.
Ultimate Boulder, Little Rincons.
Ultimate Boulder, Little Rincons.
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