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**Phoenix Areas Rock Climbing 

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Phoenix is... well Phoenix is Phoenix. This large desert city is home to a substantial amount of classic climbing. Whether you are trying to escape winter, or call it home, you have plenty of options to get out of the city and explore some stone.

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Weather station 2.1 miles from here

583 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',30],['3 Stars',188],['2 Stars',222],['1 Star',127],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in **Phoenix Areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for **Phoenix Areas:
Hookers are fun!   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Elephant Tree   V6 7A     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : The Amphitheatre
Mother of Invention   V7 7A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Southern Superstition Forma... : The Fortress
West Chimney   5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c     Trad, 4 pitches   Superstition Mountains : Weavers Needle
South Crack   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Pinnacle Peak : Pinnacle Peak
Quaker Oats   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   McDowell Mountains : Sven Slab
Hanging Gardens   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches   McDowell Mountains : Gardeners Wall
One for the Road   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   McDowell Mountains : Sven Slab
Razor's Edge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Northwest Pinnacles : The Hand
Renaissance Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches   McDowell Mountains : Gardeners Wall
Birthday Party   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Pinnacle Peak : Pinnacle Peak
East Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Camelback Mountain : The Praying Monk
Beat Feet   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   McDowell Mountains : Morrell's Wall
Greevers' ArĂȘte    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Greevers' Needle
The Long Lead   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Superstition Mountains : Barks Canyon Wall
Chimera   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 2 pitches, 230'   Camelback Mountain : Gargoyle Wall
Leave It To Beaver   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   McDowell Mountains : Morrell's Wall
Aerial Combat   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 3 pitches, 240'   Camelback Mountain : Gargoyle Wall
Unknown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 260'   Camelback Mountain : Gargoyle Wall
Spice Box   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 225'   Camelback Mountain : The Headwall
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Featured Route For **Phoenix Areas
Rock Climbing Photo: Get in the chimney.

Leave It To Beaver 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Morrell's Wall
A great line hidden from sight. Technically a 3 pitch route it's best to skip the first pitch and link 2 and 3. Starts in a wide chimney with a flake inside of it for good gear and perfect hand jams. About 35ft up exit left off jugs to a short corner. Above is a set of bolted anchors, skip those and aim for the furthest right crack which is actually a big flake that becomes overhanging towards the top, mantle where the crack dies out, take a breather, clip a bolt and surmount the easy final bulg...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sundown near the McDowells.
Sundown near the McDowells.
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By Charles Porter
Jul 6, 2012
I spent about 6 months in the area and didn't get to do any real climbing. Being new to the sport I decided not to go climbing by myself in the desert, but to explore all I could instead. I'll be going back with my climbing buddy Brian some time soon. Here are just some of the pics I got on my trip.

Rock Climbing Photo: Parts of the hills look promising.
Parts of the hills look promising.

Rock Climbing Photo: That is one strange tree.
That is one strange tree.

Rock Climbing Photo: This was taken East of Casa Grande.
This was taken East of Casa Grande.

Rock Climbing Photo: I thought this looked cool.
I thought this looked cool.

The following pics are from Papago Park in East Phoenix. I took a friend and his family to try some low level bouldering because they were interested in climbing. I'm not good enough to teach anyone else so I figured this was a safe start for them.

Rock Climbing Photo: Brandon and his boys.
Brandon and his boys.

Rock Climbing Photo: There is a surprising amount of bouldering around ...
There is a surprising amount of bouldering around Phoenix if you just look.

Rock Climbing Photo: Fun

Rock Climbing Photo: Ty making his first go at it.
Ty making his first go at it.

Rock Climbing Photo: Break time.
Break time.
By Richard Edwards
Aug 7, 2015

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