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Location: 36.64199, -113.14824 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
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Description 

The Arizona Strip might as well be in Utah, as far as getting to it from the rest of AZ. Desert limestone Crags... Not of lot of info here. Yet?

Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing V...
Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing Vesper. Lime Kiln Canyon.

Mike Doyle on Necessary Evil at the VRG.
Mike Doyle on Necessary Evil at the VRG.

Getting There 

Northwest corner of Arizona.

Climbing Season



Weather station 25.2 miles from here

56 Total Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',7],['5.11',6],['5.12',18],['5.13',17],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Arizona Strip:
Unknown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 6 pitches, 350'   Lime Kiln
Watery Tart   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Lime Kiln
Brutus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Mentor Cave
Bloody Mary   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall
Don't Believe the Hype   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Planet Earth Wall
Mesquiter    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln
Mentor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Mentor Cave
Forever Man   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Virgin River Gorge : Sun Cave
Vesper   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Lime Kiln
Mantis   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln
Homo Faber   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln
The Honeycomb   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln
Joe Six Pack   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Virgin River Gorge : Planet Earth Wall
Hoarse Platitudes    5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 120'   Lime Kiln
Dark Boy   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall
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Featured Route For The Arizona Strip
Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing V...

Vesper 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Lime Kiln
You've probably heard of this route. And for good reason. It's truly incredible.To the left of the little cave, climb up some orange stone and around an arete onto a beautiful blue face and finish up and right to a 2 bolt anchor at a stance. Another option is to climb the pillar right of the cave via a newer route to a nice full on ledge. Both first pitch options are around 11+. Launch from either belay onto the stunning blue headwall. Edge your way to the left side of the slash and follow it up...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Shawn Heath
Administrator
From: Forchheim, Germany
Feb 3, 2014
Since I had no idea what the hell "The Strip" was and you may not either, here's a Wikipedia article about it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_...
By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 30, 2015
And if someone who knows these areas and would like to do a better description, I'd be happy to reassign the page.
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