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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.
The Mountain Project Arizona regional divides.


5,948 Total Routes


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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 S 4b A0 R     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 400'   East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin...
Ewephoria   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 750'   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
The Wasteland   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   East Stronghold : The Wasteland
Moby Dick   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   West Stronghold : Whale Dome
Sedona's Scenic Cruise    5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Sedona : Gibraltar Rock
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
Absinthe of Mallet   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Original Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Cathedral Rock Area : The Mace
Endgame   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Group : End Pinnacle
The Peacemaker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Candyland   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   Granite Mountain : Middle Section
Warpaint   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 680'   West Stronghold : Westworld Dome
Steve's Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   3 - Windy Point East : Hunchback Pinnacle
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Group : Rockfellow Dome
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Heart and Soul   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass
Hard Day at The Orifice   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   8 - Summit Crags : The Fortress
Doubt   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   Reef of Rocks : Aegir
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Featured Route For Arizona
Dylan on "Dr. Sky", a combination of Dr. Evil and Blue Sky.  Photo taken when he was at the beginning of the Blue Sky portion of the route.

Stepping Into Blue Sky 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : The Steep
This Tony Lusk project is one of the best and steepest 5.11s on the mountain. Tricky, burly, devious, sustained. I used to think that the combo of Dr. Evil onto Blue Sky (Dr. Sky) was a better route. I WAS WRONG. The only reason to do it that way is to avoid breaking it into 2 pitches.Burly start at corner leads up to SE face. Tricky climbing up and left eases off after the 4th bolt. Clip one more and go around the corner to a surprisingly comfy belay stance. Then traverse left a bit more, t...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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

Photo taken 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.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
Havasu
Havasu
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument.
Photo ...
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.
www.Earthw...
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.
Devils bridge Sedona
Devils bridge Sedona
Spider Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Spider Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ.
Photo by Blitzo.
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, ...
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 ...
Mooney
Mooney
Carefree az
Carefree az
Wade Anderson making his way up a tottering ridge in the Picacho Mts.
Wade Anderson making his way up a tottering ridge ...
Matterhorn - June 2008
Matterhorn - June 2008
Can you say mono?
Can you say mono?
Rainbow over the Catalinas
Rainbow over the Catalinas
This rock not far from Nogalas Arizona.
This rock not far from Nogalas Arizona.
JB mega-chipping on the route MENTAL BLOCK. <br /> <br />DO NOT LET JIM SCOTT SEE THIS PHOTO ! <br /> <br />Snapped by JoZee
JB mega-chipping on the route MENTAL BLOCK.

DO NO...
Peace of Mind...
Peace of Mind...
It Stormed all day but what a Sunrise <br />The Homestead
It Stormed all day but what a Sunrise
The Homestea...
The west slopes of Mt Humphreys, highest point in Arizona. March 2008
The west slopes of Mt Humphreys, highest point in ...
Monsoon.
Monsoon.
Storm clouds and sunshine, Mt. Lemmon Hwy
Storm clouds and sunshine, Mt. Lemmon Hwy
limestone rock near Mount Hopkins, AZ
BETA PHOTO: limestone rock near Mount Hopkins, AZ
Nimbus Red Ale. From Tucson.  <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Nimbus Red Ale. From Tucson.
Photo by Blitzo.
Bouldering in the Superstitions.
Bouldering in the Superstitions.
Desert Monsoon Bloom
Desert Monsoon Bloom
Canyon De Chelly. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Canyon De Chelly.
Photo by Blitzo.
My best memory of Flagstaff is on the rail guard.
My best memory of Flagstaff is on the rail guard.
On your hottest day, I'll be kicking clients in the face with my crampons! <br />Have a great summer, <br /> <br />Jeff <br />
On your hottest day, I'll be kicking clients in th...
The stunning Totem Pole, Mounument Valley, photo: Bob Horan
The stunning Totem Pole, Mounument Valley, photo: ...
BH bouldering in Monument Valley, Arizona
BH bouldering in Monument Valley, Arizona
Monument Valley, Arizona, photo: Bob Horan
Monument Valley, Arizona, photo: Bob Horan
Sleek little tiger laughs and holds fat old bear after being pulled 8 feet up to first draw.   <br /> <br />That's what happens when leader out-weighs belayer 2-to-1.
Sleek little tiger laughs and holds fat old bear a...
Chemically weathered sandstone in Northern Arizona
Chemically weathered sandstone in Northern Arizona
Saguaro, Mt Lemmon Highway
Saguaro, Mt Lemmon Highway
Arizona is blessed with tons of rock.  Anyone ever climb this 300' spire located in southern AZ?
Arizona is blessed with tons of rock. Anyone ever...
Sunset
Sunset
Cicada, seen in Northern Arizona
Cicada, seen in Northern Arizona
Dirty Guera. Great label, but only 3.2 ABV. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Dirty Guera. Great label, but only 3.2 ABV.
Photo ...
Hedgehog cactus, near Sedona
Hedgehog cactus, near Sedona
crimping the steep stuff.....
crimping the steep stuff.....
Cliff Rose, Northern Arizona
Cliff Rose, Northern Arizona
Respect thy lieback. The start to Airgasm roof! <br />
Respect thy lieback. The start to Airgasm roof!
Cold beer and a send
Cold beer and a send
Photo by: Caleb A.
Photo by: Caleb A.
 Mushroom at the base of Troll Wall.
Mushroom at the base of Troll Wall.
Somewhere near Phoenix, not sure where this was, 2005.
Somewhere near Phoenix, not sure where this was, 2...
High Desert Beauty- Arizona
High Desert Beauty- Arizona
Sonoran Desert. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sonoran Desert.
Photo by Blitzo.
I think this was Petroglyph National Monument, between Sedona and Pheonix.  March 09.
I think this was Petroglyph National Monument, bet...
San Xavier Mission, Tucson. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
San Xavier Mission, Tucson.
Photo by Blitzo.
Butterflies in Pheonix, March 09.
Butterflies in Pheonix, March 09.
Here we see the "virga" rainfall common in Arizona and other southwestern areas.  Cause you know, when it rains, it pours (but evaporates a few hundred feet above your head, damn!). <br /> <br />Somewhere near Camp Verde -- May 2008 <br />
Here we see the "virga" rainfall common in Arizona...
Klondyke wall in southern az is big and adventurous.
Klondyke wall in southern az is big and adventurou...
Questionable rap anchor coming off  Entrance Dome in the Stronghold.
Questionable rap anchor coming off Entrance Dome ...
One of the best splitters on Lemmon. I M O
One of the best splitters on Lemmon. I M O
Mother Saguaro
Mother Saguaro
First crux of Storming. Take THAT, dwarves !  Line to left is Eye Of The Tiger.  Photo by Eric DeCanada.
First crux of Storming. Take THAT, dwarves ! Line...
Put up 12 new routes here.  Are you the ones putting up the routes we found here?  Neat little area, what do you call it?  Thanks.
BETA PHOTO: Put up 12 new routes here. Are you the ones putti...
Derek getting some hours logged after school...
Derek getting some hours logged after school...
Manzanita tree.
Manzanita tree.
Undeterred by loose rock and big falls, Greg takes care of business as usual.
Undeterred by loose rock and big falls, Greg takes...
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower.
Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona!
Arizona!
Petrified wood. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Petrified wood.
Photo by Blitzo.
AZ highline
AZ highline
Painted desert AZ
Painted desert AZ
Meteor crater
Meteor crater
Sonoran Desert. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sonoran Desert.
Photo by Blitzo.
FU rock. Tell me this doesn't need a route up the middle finger!
FU rock. Tell me this doesn't need a route up the ...
Lake pleasant sunset
Lake pleasant sunset
Nimbus Old Monkey Shine.
Nimbus Old Monkey Shine.
Rock climb mt Lemmon
Rock climb mt Lemmon
Ultimate Boulder, Little Rincons.
Ultimate Boulder, Little Rincons.
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