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East Verde  

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 34.29973, -111.35709 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ldsclimber on Jan 20, 2009
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AC after a day of FA's at the library.


This is one of the most beautiful crags in Arizona. Its called the Library for the two dihedrals in the middle of the crag. It's clean and strait forward for the most part. The climbs range from 40'-60'. As you leave Payson to go toward Jacks Canyon, Isolation, or Pine/Strawberry, you will cross the East Verde about two to three miles out side of the Payson city limits. Before you cross the bridge, park on the right side of the Road. The Climbs that I've done are on the south side of the river. An easy trail follows the ridge of the hill and leads you strait to the base of the Crag.Be careful and don't fall off the edge into traffic.

Getting There 

off to the east of the 87 just out side of payson heading north

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Verde:
Transverse to Heaven   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   The Library
Cujo   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 50'   The Library
Los Amigos   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   The Library
The Open Book   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   The Library
Mouthfull   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   The Library
Corner Pocket   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Library
Joy of Cooking   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Library
Modern Day Cowboy   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   The Library
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Featured Route For East Verde
Austin showing a no hands on the worm.

The Worm 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Library
climb a wide crack in a giant left facing dihedral on the left side of the exit gully. Starts in a tight chemney with a hand crack in the back, then turn a bulge and worm your way up the chest width offwidth. Two bolts will be added soon to avoid bad falls....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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