Another Arizona sunset.
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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.
6,113 Total Routes
['4 Stars',399],['3 Stars',2057],['2 Stars',2387],['1 Star',1034],['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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Sir Clipalot 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Southeast Face
Three pitches; three headwalls; three stars in the guidebook.Pitch 1 (5.10c): Balance up two bolts of slab to easier climbing. The third bolt is 30ft up at the headwall. Decipher getting vertical and ascend to the anchors of the first pitch.Pitch 2 (5.10a): A challenging finger lock leads to milder, left trending terrain. Ascend a rounded arete while enjoying the scenery.Pitch 3 (5.11b): Walk for twenty feet while heading for a dead vertical orange wall on the right. The ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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