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.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 7.9 miles from here
6,919 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',499],['3 Stars',2408],['2 Stars',2613],['1 Star',1146],['Bomb',41]
Classic Climbing Routes in Arizona
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Arizona:
Featured Route For Arizona
SE Face 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Zoroaster Temple
This route is good, even without considering that its in the Grand Canyon, and of course the views... The sustained difficulty, amazing position and punchy cruxes add up to arguably the Grand Canyons test piece rock climb.Pitch 1. Boulder up a crack to a traverse across blocks to the main corner. Continue up the easier corner to a sit down belay nook. 5.11- 110 feet.Pitch 2 Go up through the runout squeeze chimmney, layback around the beautiful roof to a crux face sequence. Above, clip a bolt an...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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