Another Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
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.
Weather station 7.9 miles from here
6,357 Total Routes
['4 Stars',418],['3 Stars',2165],['2 Stars',2451],['1 Star',1060],['Bomb',43]
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Way 'Stead 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Tufa City
Fun and hard tufa pulling. The first twenty feet are nothing special, but the following thirty feet are great. Really fun movement over cool features. Crux is at the top.Unfortunately, the last bolt is in a less than favorable spot. I would have placed the bolt closer to the clipping stance, but the rock was very hollow sounding when tapping it with my hammer. I even went as far as to drill a hole where I wanted the bolt and got nothing but dust, no rock. I placed it in the closest solid s...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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