|By ClimbPHX.com |
From Mesa AZ
Apr 11, 2012
Welcome to AZ and I hope you get a chance to experience the rock before the heat overtakes us!
I would take a look at a couple local areas to assess your interest level -
Camelback mountain has one of the closest and Iconic climbs in the metro area - Praying Monk. Its easy but fun and the exposure and views are superb. The rock is not granite but will definetly get your attention ( lol )
McDowell Mountains are another stellar spot with a variety of areas to experience. This is a trad leaders paradise - Check out Hanging Gardens - 2 pitches 5.5
Of course there are a number of other climbs available ranging from 5.5 - 5.10+
Great area - a full week could be experienced here.
Pinnacle Peak boasts one of the largest moniliths in the area - it can be seen for miles and includes some of the best granite in the area. This is mostly trad - be prepared for stiff grades.
Of course, it you want to do some sport climbing - Queen Creek is only an hour away - hundreds of routes.
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