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Block Arete 
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Community Service 
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Eagle?, The 
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Highball Face, Left Side 
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Mattson Problem, The 
Prow, The 
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Texas Teabag 
Willful Unconsciousness 

Buffalo Park  

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.2191, -111.6287 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Hillary Davis on Mar 26, 2007
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Climbing Double Dip on a beautiful fall day. Shot...


Large city park popular among hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, kite flyers, etc. Although the bouldering is off the beaten track for non-climbers, lots of Flag locals come here just to get out of the house. Climbers are highly visible. Be cool.

It looks like a big rubble/talus field down there but it's better than it looks. Some airy problems, some silly lowballs, some cracks, some rads, some nice moderates. Landings vary- a pad would be prudent. Rock is coarse basalt.

Getting There 

From downtown Flagstaff: San Francisco north to Forest, turn right (east) and continue until just before the bridge. Turn left on Gemini (there will be signage for Buffalo Park). Follow Gemini past the USGS complex to the large parking lot for Buffalo Park. (No parking permit required)

Hike past the huge green tank and pick up an obvious social trail more or less along the fence. Drop down when you hit an opening in the scrubby, broken cliff band and hang a left to the climbing. Approach takes less than 5 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Buffalo Park:
The Hole   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Slab Problems   V1-2 5     Boulder, 10'   
The Prow   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Centerpiece   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Flake   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   
Highball Face, Left Side   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   
Highball Face, Right Side   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   
Super Sloper or Left Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   
Double Dip Right   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Community Service   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
Block Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
Commando   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Block Roof   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 12'   
Willful Unconsciousness   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   
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Community Service V4 6B  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Buffalo Park
Start with two big undercling holes under the small roof. Power up the overhanging face with long reaches on crimps, fire to the jug and top out. The wall to the left is off. A sit start is possible, but it just feels silly and doesn't add much to the problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
BETA PHOTO: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
BETA PHOTO: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
V2 slab. Photo of me, by Alex, May 07.
V2 slab. Photo of me, by Alex, May 07.

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By Hillary Davis
Apr 2, 2007
I don't believe in "secret handshakes" (and anyway, how could you possibly keep the Buffalo Park boulders secret?); I do believe in good juju. The guys down at boulderingtopo.com are a couple of Flag locals who have worked hard to make some nice PDF guides for areas that previously never had official guides. I never knew of specific problems here til I got their guide, and any problems I'd have put here I'd have thus jacked from them. Not cool. Support small business and make a deposit in the karma bank. Buy the eGuide :)
By Andrew Ryder
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 20, 2010
The website is dead, but you can still get the e-guide in CDR format from Vertical Relief. This area is included in A Cheap Way to Fly and I have seen a fold-up topo as well, check with VR or other AZ climbing shops to find them.
By markhofmeister
From: Flagstaff,Az
Oct 18, 2013
How do you approach these boulders?! It looks amazing and from the approach description on this page I accessed I believe Gloria's not the boulders in the pics.
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 18, 2013
Hey Mark, when you park at the Buffalo park lot look for the large green water tank. Just east of the tank is a large trail that leads into the park passing a chain link fence. Outside of this fence, a little, rocky trail breaks east and skirts the fence on the south side. This trail will follow the fence line around a corner, and in another minute the top of the cliff band will appear on your right. Walk down either side.
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