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Another Arizona sunset.
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Welcome to Arizona! 

Arizona is purported to have more exposed rock than any other state in the US. The bad news is that it isn't ALL climbable. The good news is that tons of it is great for pulling on! Granite, qaurtzite, dacite, basalt, limestone, sandstone, gneiss, monzonite, welded tuff, and a thousand other kinds of stone to pull down on.

From the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Paradise Forks in the north, to the crags of Granite Mountain, the Superstitions, and Queen Creek, and finally south to Mount Lemmon and Cochise Stronghold, we have it all! Cracks of all sizes, wide, thin, edges, pockets, jugs, sport, trad, bouldering, big walls, no approach, big hike...whatever you're psyched about! The one thing we're a little short on in most areas is crowds, but that's a good thing.

We also have the best year 'round climbing possibilities in the country with crags at just about every elevation imaginable. Between that and the large percentage of sunny days, there ain't a whole lot more you could ask for!

The Mountain Project Arizona regional divides.
The Mountain Project Arizona regional divides.

6,113 Total Routes

['4 Stars',399],['3 Stars',2057],['2 Stars',2387],['1 Star',1034],['Bomb',42]
['<=5.6',260],['5.7',330],['5.8',478],['5.9',629],['5.10',1402],['5.11',1095],['5.12',549],['5.13',108],['>=5.14',8],['',0],['<=V1',199],['V2-3',493],['V4-5',285],['V6-7',143],['V8-9',77],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',62],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arizona:
What's My Line?   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A0 R     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 400'   East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin...
Ewephoria   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 750'   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
The Wasteland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   East Stronghold : The Wasteland
Moby Dick   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   West Stronghold : Whale Dome
Sedona's Scenic Cruise    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Sedona : Gibraltar Rock
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
Mayflower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
Absinthe of Mallet   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Original Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Cathedral Rock Area : The Mace
The Peacemaker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Endgame   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Group : End Pinnacle
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Candyland   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   Granite Mountain : Middle Section
Warpaint   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 680'   West Stronghold : Westworld Dome
Steve's Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   3 - Windy Point East : Hunchback Pinnacle
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Group : Rockfellow Dome
Hocus Focus   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 65'   Paradise Forks : The White Wall
Doubt   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   Reef of Rocks : Aegir
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Featured Route For Arizona
Clifford Rylands and John Hinrichsen finishing pitch 2. <br /> <br />Photo by Peter Piek.

Sir Clipalot 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Southeast Face
Three pitches; three headwalls; three stars in the guidebook.Pitch 1 (5.10c): Balance up two bolts of slab to easier climbing. The third bolt is 30ft up at the headwall. Decipher getting vertical and ascend to the anchors of the first pitch.Pitch 2 (5.10a): A challenging finger lock leads to milder, left trending terrain. Ascend a rounded arete while enjoying the scenery.Pitch 3 (5.11b): Walk for twenty feet while heading for a dead vertical orange wall on the right. The ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Who's home is this? <br /> <br />Photo by Lucas Anaya
Who's home is this?

Photo by Lucas Anaya
Best seat in the house...
Best seat in the house...
Ocelots. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ocelots.
Photo by Blitzo.
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
Ocotillo. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ocotillo.
Photo by Blitzo.
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
Havasu
Havasu
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument.
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Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. <br /><a href='http://www.EarthworksImagery.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >www.EarthworksImagery.com</a>
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona.
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Agathalon. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Agathalon.
Photo by Blitzo.
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right on the border. Photo by Blitzo.
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Storming the Castle.  Photo by Brian Kristofitz.
Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Sto...
Arizona sunset. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona sunset.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mooney
Mooney
Carefree az
Carefree az
Spider Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Spider Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ.
Photo by Blitzo.
Devils bridge Sedona
Devils bridge Sedona
OJOS DE LA TIGRITA ! <br /> <br />Josie almost sending Eye Of The Tiger at the Shed.  Photo by Eric DeCanada. <br /> <br />QD shows angle of the climb.
OJOS DE LA TIGRITA !

Josie almost sending Eye Of ...
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, he's alive and going to be okay. Hang in there Marty!
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Rock climb mt Lemmon
Rock climb mt Lemmon

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