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Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas

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Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas  


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.2515, -112.1902 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The greater Williams area has some fine climbing indeed. Both Paradise Forks and Volunteer Canyon are found in the sprawling forests south of Garland Prairie, on the rim of Sycamore Canyon. These columnar basalt canyons are home to some of the best crack climbing in Arizona.

Bill Williams Mt. is home to The Balls, an old school Bob Murray bouldering area, as well as some newer sport attractions. Don't miss out on Bill Williams Spire, AKA Finger Rock if you are in the mood for a small adventure. The Center Pinche Area is also found out here, as well as the land of a thousand climbs, Sycamore Point.

Getting There 

Follow directions for the individual crags.

Climbing Season



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137 Total Routes

['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',82],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',8],['5.9',26],['5.10',36],['5.11',36],['5.12',26],['5.13',3],['>=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 Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas:
The Black Rose   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Paradise Forks : The Obsidian Wall
Fool's Game   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Mayflower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Raindance   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Paradise Forks : Raindance Buttress
Rapture   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Side : East End Wall
Jolly Roger   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
East Of Eden   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
Torpedo   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Loose Lips   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Gold Finger   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad   Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
Three Turkeys   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Mutiny on the Bounty   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Davidson Dihedral   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall
Phantasm   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Side : West End Wall
Hocus Focus   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 65'   Paradise Forks : The White Wall
Paradise Lost   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Nyctophiliac    5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   South Side : West End Wall
Ice Cream Dreams, AKA Acid Test Crack   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
The Equalizer   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
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Featured Route For Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas
Turning the lip of the roof on the FA.  Super classic 5.9 at this point.  John Burcham with an attentive belay down low. <br /> <br />All photos in this series by  <br />Wade Forrest

Rapture 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : East End Wall
Rapture is a stunning pitch, and one of the better basalt pitches around at the grade. Rap down to suspended boulder at 90', fixed belay. The first 15' of climbing off the belay is fantastic and bouldery, as you follow an arching seem with just enough holds to keep it in the V0+ range. Once you start plugging gear in the thin crack, be sure to take advantage of the best placements when you see them. Continue up the thin crack past several boulder problems to a break at mid height. Enjoy the ne...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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