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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!

Climbing Season

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Weather station 7.9 miles from here

7,246 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',526],['3 Stars',2554],['2 Stars',2752],['1 Star',1157],['Bomb',41]
['<=5.6',324],['5.7',373],['5.8',555],['5.9',734],['5.10',1603],['5.11',1282],['5.12',651],['5.13',138],['>=5.14',13],['',0],['<=V1',305],['V2-3',633],['V4-5',317],['V6-7',165],['V8-9',89],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',68],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Arizona

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Arizona:
What's My Line?   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A0 R     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 400'   East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin...
Moby Dick   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   West Stronghold : Whale Dome
Ewephoria   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 750'   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
The Wasteland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   East Stronghold : The Wasteland
Mars Attacks   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
Mayflower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   *Paradise Forks : The Prow
Sedona's Scenic Cruise    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Sedona : Gibraltar Rock
Original Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Cathedral Rock Area : The Mace
The Peacemaker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Pocket Puzzle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   *Queen Creek Canyon : The Pond
Absinthe of Mallet   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches   Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : The Sheepshead
Endgame   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Group : End Pinnacle
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'    The Pit : Swiss Tower
Black and Tan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   *The Waterfall : *The Main Amphitheater
Warpaint   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 680'   West Stronghold : Westworld Dome
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   *Paradise Forks : The Prow
Steve's Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   3 - Windy Point East : Hunchback Pinnacle
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Group : Rockfellow Dome
Valhalla   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   *Oak Creek Canyon : Insomnia Canyon
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Featured Route For Arizona
Rock Climbing Photo: John Burcham enjoying a ride on 50/50.

50/50 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Middle Area
Start up conspicuous left arching crack system to a weakness, continue up. When appropriate, move left onto great thin technical climbing past bolts to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: Another Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Another Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Best seat in the house...
Best seat in the house...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocelots. Photo by Blitzo.
Ocelots. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: stormy sunset, july 3, '08
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
Rock Climbing Photo: Havasu
Havasu
Rock Climbing Photo: always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocotillo. Photo by Blitzo.
Ocotillo. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: AZ sunrise - December '07.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
Rock Climbing Photo: Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mooney
Mooney
Rock Climbing Photo: Carefree az
Carefree az
Rock Climbing Photo: Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Rock Climbing Photo: Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. earthworks...
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. earthworks...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. Photo ...
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. Photo ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Agathalon. Photo by Blitzo.
Agathalon. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Sto...
Josie Becker testing newly reinforced holds on Sto...
Rock Climbing Photo: Devils bridge Sedona
Devils bridge Sedona
Rock Climbing Photo: Ajo Mountains, AZ. Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cold beer and a send
Cold beer and a send
Rock Climbing Photo: Peace of Mind...
Peace of Mind...

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