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Flagstaff Crags  


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.17487, -111.65958 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
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Description 

Flagstaff is the epicenter of Northern Arizona climbing, and there are dozens of crags within an hours drive.

In the backyard, however, we have Mt. Elden which is now showcasing a very diverse collection of sport crags, as well as, some more traditional venues. The San Francisco Peaks are just a hop and skip down the road, and open up a number of climbing opportunities.

The Pit, just south of town on Lake Mary Rd is an infamous sport crag, and local outdoor gym.

South of town on 89A you will come across The Overlook, which is a classic moderate traditional crag favored by the local crack addicts for full days, or after work affairs.

On top of that there are bouldering areas spread all across town, and the city limits. Whether you are here for a week or a lifetime you're lucky either way.

Getting There 

Flagstaff sits at the intersection of interstates 17 and 40, in North Central Arizona.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

385 Total Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',158],['2 Stars',172],['1 Star',34],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',16],['5.8',28],['5.9',39],['5.10',92],['5.11',100],['5.12',62],['5.13',24],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Flagstaff Crags:
Angel's Delight   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Overlook
Amateur Hour   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Overlook
Orange Out Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Overlook
Isaiah   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Overlook
Man On the Moon   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Higher Solitude Canyon : Main Wall
Rusty Blade   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Higher Solitude Canyon : Main Wall
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Southern Exposure   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Hobo Jungle
Thunderbird ArÍte    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Higher Solitude Canyon : Main Wall
Popeye Meets The Burrito Master   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Mall Wall
True Value   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
The Abyss   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Mulligan Stew   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   Hobo Jungle
Broad Axe   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Higher Solitude Canyon : Main Wall
Mulligan Pie   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 90'   Hobo Jungle
Purple Shark   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Solitaire   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Higher Solitude Canyon : Main Wall
South of No North   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 75'   Hobo Jungle
The Joker   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : The White Wall
Total Recall   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : The White Wall
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Featured Route For Flagstaff Crags
I handed Sam the F.A. attempt. He took it gracious...

Friend of the Devil 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Red Dragon
Clean your shoes and lace them up tight. Climb the beautiful multicolored face on slopey bumps and scoops. A balancy crux lunge finishes the initial sculpted face. Afterward, stay to the left on hard to see features, climbing the left side of the arete. Don't get sucked right into The Acquaintance. Typical dacite micro features on the arete lead to good TOP OUT holds. Enjoy the great exposure while standing on top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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