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
6,429 Total Routes
['4 Stars',433],['3 Stars',2202],['2 Stars',2468],['1 Star',1072],['Bomb',42]
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Old Man 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : South Fin
This route ascends the huge, prominent left-facing corner near the south end of South Fin.Start up the clean dihedral on thin fingers until you can get a stance for pro. Continue up through broken blocks, staying generally in the corner, until you come right under the large roof near the top. While there are a couple of finishes, the most common is to move right under roof and up around corner. Continue up 15 feet to anchors.While easily protected, this route is long and quite sustained, save...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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