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Buffalo Park

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Eagle?, The 
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Flake 
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Highball Face, Right Side 
Hole, The 
Layback Flake 
Mattson Problem, The 
Prow, The 
Rambo 
Sit up Stand up 
Slab Problems 
Spanish Butcher 
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Texas Teabag 
Willful Unconsciousness 

Buffalo Park Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.2191, -111.6287 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Hillary Davis on Mar 26, 2007
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Description 

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

For the Flagstaff Bouldering area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Buffalo Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buffalo Park:
Layback Flake   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
The Hole   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Slab Problems   V1-2 5     Boulder, 10'   
Flake   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   
The Prow   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Centerpiece   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Highball Face, Left Side   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   
Super Sloper or Left Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   
Highball Face, Right Side   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   
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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Featured Route For Buffalo Park
Rock Climbing Photo: Block Roof.

Block Roof V6 7A PG13  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Buffalo Park
This is my favorite problem at BP. Start down below the roof on two awesome sidepull tubes. Work up and out the roof to two more awesome sidepull tubes. Move up to a small hold with the left, bring the feet up over the little roof and punch it to the high slightly sloping jug at the top.The landing is separated by a large boulder that is relatively flat on top. Pads and spotters certainly help. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Buffalo Park Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
BETA PHOTO: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Gasch on a variation on the Block Roof boulde...
Mike Gasch on a variation on the Block Roof boulde...
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
BETA PHOTO: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
BETA PHOTO: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
Rock Climbing Photo: V2 slab. Photo of me, by Alex, May 07.
V2 slab. Photo of me, by Alex, May 07.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
BETA PHOTO: Just a shot of one of the boulders at Buffalo Park...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Gasch punching to the top, on the Block Roof ...
Mike Gasch punching to the top, on the Block Roof ...

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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
Administrator
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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