Granite Dells Rock Climbing
Alien skull somewhere in the Granite Dells.
Just east and a bit north of the city of Prescott is this incredibly beautiful and vast field of rounded granite formations. From a good vantage point, the sight of the Dells just before sunset is worth a hefty admission fee. The rock is a medium-grained desert granite that tends to be a bit grainy on some formations.
Rusty Ballie and Thank God.
For years, most of the climbing in the area was done in the High Rappel Dell area, which has seen it's share of access issues. This area features mostly traditional routes on skin-rending rock. More recently, climbers have established routes within the formations on the north shore of Watson Lake with bolt-protected sport routes and the area continues to gain popularity.
Please be aware that access to the High Rappel Dell area sort of comes and goes, so tread lightly and be accomodating in case of conflict.
Both of the Dells areas are located off highway 89, a few miles north of the intersection of 89 and highway 69 into Prescott.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
69 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Granite Dells
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Granite Dells :
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Non-Dairy Screamer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : High Rappel Dell Main Wall
Non-Dairy Screamer is the bolted line two to the right of Thank God (11d). It is a wandering route with many crux traverses and littered with good rests.Some of the bolts are spaced on this rig. Some of the bolts are also extremely rusted out and may not want to be fallen on.The original grade of this was 5.11d, but due to broken holds and consensus were proposing 5.12a/-If you get good conditions, and climb it in the shade it feels on point, in the sun however it may feel harder....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 15, 2015
I did a revamp of this area, and sorted the routes as best I could. Some of the routes and their vague whereabouts presented a few problems. Please let me know if you can help me sort it a little better. Thanks