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Viet Springs  


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 35.3074, -111.7135 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Colin Cox on Jan 24, 2011
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Description 

Viet Springs is the original "Peaks" bouldering area located on the San Francisco Peaks. Viet Spring trickles from a short andecite cliff that is shrouded by massive aspen trees. The boulders are scattered beneath the wall. This is a gorgeous area that sees little climbing traffic, but is very popular amongst hikers on summer weekends. The rock can be sharp at times, but there are several classic problems here. Developed around 2000 by BLIMP and others. Not a winter area, but a great place to escape the summertime heat.

Getting There 

Drive about 4.5 miles up Snowbowl Road to a large parking area/trail head on the right with room for about 10 cars. There is a fence and a gate. Walk through the gate and go immediately right on a wide trail along the fence line. Follow this wide trail as it curves left and past a tall rock on your left. Continue as the wide trail curves down and right, but after about 100 yards take a left at the first fork on a skinnier, but worn, trail. After a hundred yards or so this trail merges with the power line. Continue along this trail under the powerline, heading South. After a couple minutes, this trail pops out of the trees into an open area with huge aspen trees and scattered boulders. Most of the bouldering is left(north) of the abandoned cabins and the spring. 10 minute approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['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 Viet Springs:
Chuck Taylor   V4 6B     Boulder, 18'   
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Featured Route For Viet Springs
The first move of the standard Chuck Taylor. The sit start begins down and left in the hole.

Chuck Taylor V4 6B  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Viet Springs
Climbs an angled, overhanging dihedral with great holds to a high, cruxy finish. A variation finishes out on the arete over rocks to the left. A sit down start brings the grade to about v7 with the straight up finish. This is probably the best route at the area....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By JJ Schlick
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From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 10, 2011
Hey Colin, what about The Exhumer and Chuck Taylor? Moderate classics for sure!