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Howard Draw Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Apr 9, 2011
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Ted R. on Soccer Mom, Howard Draw, Gomez roof.


Howard Draw shoots off in a southwest fashion opposite the Killer Wall, and it's entrance is guarded by the Island. Howard Draw is home to such classics as Bad Ass, Wife Beater, and the Gomez Traverse. Nearly a mirror image of Priest Draw.

Getting There 

Look for trails leading in that direction off the main trail.

Climbing Season

For the Priest Draw area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Howard Draw

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Howard Draw:
Captain Insane-O    V1 5     Boulder   She Lives Roof
V2   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   The Island
V2 + Traverse left of the brain.   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 15'   The Brain Boulder A.K.A. Th...
The Submarine Traverse   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 35'   The Brain Boulder A.K.A. Th...
Bad Ass   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Bad Ass Roof
She Lives   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   She Lives Roof
Stinky Ass   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Bad Ass Roof
Wifebeater   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   The Island
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Featured Route For Howard Draw
Rock Climbing Photo: Lauren on Bad Ass V5, Howard Draw.

Bad Ass V5 6C  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Bad Ass Roof
The best moderate roof at the Draw, and certainly among the finest boulder problems in Arizona. Start in the back of the roof at good holds and follow deep pockets, cool pinches, heel-toes and bicycles to a brilliant sequence turning the lip. Perfect rock and amazing movement all the way....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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