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
6,516 Total Routes
['4 Stars',450],['3 Stars',2250],['2 Stars',2494],['1 Star',1070],['Bomb',42]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arizona:
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Natural Enhancement 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
: Northern Arizona
: ... : The Right Wall
The first 90' of this line was done by Darren Singer, and ended at a webbing anchor with old Chouinard Curved Nuts. Instead of placing a modern anchor at this point, Dan Foster fired up the last 25'-30' of overhanging finger splitter, and created one of the longest pitches on the right side, as well as, one of the most classic 5.11, all natural gear lines at the crag. It is a haul...Starts on a zig-zagging crack made of large blocks, directly above large, pointy boulder. The start is both physi...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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