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Description 

Basalt Butte overlooking Prescott, AZ

This area was developed back in the day.

Many climbs have "tricky pro" read this as run-out or just lots of marginal gear, lots of "two lobers"


Getting There 

head towards the basalt butte over prescott, AZ


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',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 Thumb Butte:
Heart Route   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Northeast Face
Sunshine Slab   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   South Face
Yellow Edge   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   South Face
Mecca   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Northeast Face
Koran   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Northeast Face
David's Climb   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Northeast Face
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Andy Sunskis, well past the crux on Mecca.

Mecca 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Northeast Face
Scramble up to the ledge (or belay from below) to the obvious splitter crack (one of the Butte's few). Funky moves lead up to a couple thin hand jams which is the crux about 10 feet up. This is quickly followed by a perfect hand crack that slowly widens as the climb progresses. Certainly one of the best climbs at the Butte.Single set of cams to 4 inches. Nuts and TCU's for anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By rsh
Aug 22, 2012

Who knows the best way to approach the different areas of the butte? In attempt to reach the north face the other day, we found ourselves bushwacking and scrambling quite a bit. It was not fun. We approached using the climber's trail from the south and wrapped around the northeast face, but once we got to the north side it seemed like it might be easier to come up using the paved trail. True? Are there climber's trails from the paved trail? If anyone would be willing to enlighten me on the best ways to approach the different areas at the butte I would much appreciate it... and it would probably cut down on hiking off trail so much.