Beardsley Boulders Rock Climbing
If you are in the Phoenix area and want to do some quick bouldering or some routes Beardsly is probably the best choice. The rock is a composite granite - sharp stuff man. There are about 17 routes and over 40 boulder problems (from v0-v7?); all of the boulder problems are on the east side of the mountain.
To get there go to the intersection of the 101 and Cave Creek, from there go north on Cave Creek for about a 0.5 miles, then make a left onto Lone Cactus Road, continuing on the road until you reach a parking lot (the road will dead end there). From the parking area it will be obvous where the climbing is. All of the boulder problems are on or below the main mountain, just walk towards that vicinity and there will be a wide range of problems from v0-v11.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Beardsley Boulders
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beardsley Boulders:
Brown Sugar 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The gripper 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Featured Route For Beardsley Boulders
Unnamed V3 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Beardsley Boulders
Karabin's pocket guide calls it V3(TR) due to the (at the time) bad landing. Problem was later retro bolted and subsequently chopped.Problem is the furthest left problem on the boulder. Start low move to rail, somewhat beta intensive crux on sharp holds followed by a big reach to a crimp rail. Keep your head together and top out on jugs....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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By Eric Foster
From: Columbus, GA
Dec 18, 2011
I think I may have made an error on the V11. Can someone tell me what the hardest grade is out here? I will update it.
By Scott Z
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jan 21, 2012
Karabin guide has V6 as the hardest problems. However that guide was circa 1994.
By Eli Buzzell
From: Lives in a 4runner
Jan 3, 2015
I came here and did some boulder problems that I couldn't find on mountain project I'll post the photos of them and see if anyone can identify them with names and grades, I found it less than easy to find some of the established problems, but had a good time. There is a lot of broken glass here!