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Flagstaff Crags  


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.17487, -111.65958 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
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Description 

Flagstaff is the epicenter of Northern Arizona climbing, and there are dozens of crags within an hours drive. In the backyard we have Mt. Elden which is now showcasing a very diverse collection of sport crags, as well as, some more traditional venues. The Pit, just south of town on Lake Mary Rd is an infamous sport crag, and local outdoor gym. The San Fran Peaks are just a hop and skip down the road, and open up a number of climbing opportunities. South of town on 89A you will come across The Overlook, which is a classic moderate traditional crag favored by the local crack addicts for full days, or after work affairs. On top of that there are bouldering areas spread all across town, and the city limits. Whether you are here for a week or a lifetime you're lucky either way.

Getting There 

Flagstaff sits at the intersection of interstates 17 and 40, in North Central Arizona.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

370 Total Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',151],['2 Stars',168],['1 Star',33],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',16],['5.8',28],['5.9',38],['5.10',86],['5.11',96],['5.12',62],['5.13',22],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Flagstaff Crags:
Angel's Delight   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Overlook
Amateur Hour   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Overlook
Orange Out Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Overlook
Isaiah   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Overlook
Man On the Moon   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Higher Solitude Canyon : Main Wall
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Middle Trinity Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Overlook
Southern Exposure   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Hobo Jungle
Popeye Meets The Burrito Master   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Mall Wall
The Abyss   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
True Value   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Mulligan Stew   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   Hobo Jungle
Mulligan Pie   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 90'   Hobo Jungle
Sweet Back Direct   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Hobo Jungle
Purple Shark   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Swiss Tower
Solitaire   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Higher Solitude Canyon : Main Wall
Sweet Back   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Hobo Jungle
South of No North   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 75'   Hobo Jungle
The Joker   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : The White Wall
Total Recall   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport   The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : The White Wall
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Featured Route For Flagstaff Crags
Danny Mauz on an early ascent of Crown Jewel

Crown Jewel 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Red Dragon
This route features technical edging and side-pulling up a gently overhanging layback feature between yellow lichen streaks. After a bear hug section, rock over the arete onto the slab. Tip toe up the slab a couple moves before moving back left around the arete and to the anchor. Upon seeing this route for the first time, one climber(Heff Jamlin) said "If I was a rock, I'd want to have sex with it." It's a gem....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Mar 10, 2012
Weather link for Flagstaff, AZ: forecast.weather.gov/MapClick....