**Prescott Areas Rock Climbing
Prescott is a beautiful little city, and she is loaded with granite!! Not to mention a colorful climbing history.... From the unique holds of Thumb Butte to the 500' wall of Granite Mountain, to the tricky folds of the Dells, Prescott has a substantial list of quality routes, both trad and sport, old school and new.
Heather Hayes pulls through the crux of the Coatimundi Roof, Granite Mountain.
Along with that, Sullivan's Canyon is a great basalt area which really caters to the beginner and moderate trad climber. Throw in the quartzite sport routes of the Promised Land, and you have a perfect mid elevation destination to either shake off the cold of Flagstaff, or to flee the heat of the lower deserts of Southern Arizona.
Jack moving into the roof crux on Judgement Day, Thumb Butte, Prescott, AZ
And, of course, the bouldering is awesome! The steel grey, fine grained granite of areas like Groom Creek and Wolf Creek speak for themselves, while the mid grained golden granite around town reminds one of perfect Joshua Tree style stone. You can get lost for days of highballing out at Watson Lake, or try your hand at some fantastic pocketed basalt bouldering at Thumb Butte, and in Sullivan's Canyon. The Santa Maria Mountains north of town still hold a quantity of undeveloped fine grained granite..... The list of excellent problems is long, and reaches well into the double digit V's at this point in time.
Mike Gasch dealing well with a Painful Truth V4, Thor's Chasm, Watson Lake, 1999.
Voodoo Blues is the chalked up black streak on the far right.
Drive to Prescott
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
470 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',74],['3 Stars',194],['2 Stars',97],['1 Star',84],['Bomb',0]
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The Good, Bad, and Ugly (GBU) 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Middle Section
aid start: climb a short system to a flake to step up and gain the thin crack. This goes clean at C.2, then more brass nuts lead to belay at easy flakes at horizontal system 130' up.free start, first freed by Ray Ringle in 1981 @ 5.11, the start climbs a thin crack to face moves past bolts (Jim Waugh installed spring 1986) to some good face climbing (5.10) to belay 130'.p2, easy climbing leads up 50' to the first face crux (5.11) then more balanced moves lead to right facing palming lieback corn...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Aug 3, 2015
Looking for any info on the boulders that are right on the new Centennial Trail in Prescott. They're located above the eastern end of the trail off Westridge Road. Names, ratings, etc. I know I'm not the first to do them, and I'd like to get the names for the new edition of Prescott Bouldering that is nearing completion.
Actually, any new bouldering info around Prescott would be great! Thanks, Bill
Centennial Trail boulders
From: Prescott, Arizona
Aug 19, 2015
Please dont add another couple hundred V0s that most people will never get around too.
Aug 20, 2015
Thanks for sharing your perspective, Pablo-Roberts. Interesting to note that about one quarter of the route posts for Groom Creek here on MP are VO-/VO, so it would appear that at least some people are doing them and like them enough to post. Often when I go out I find chalk on obscure easy problems I never expected to see. Also, most recreational climbers don't climb much harder than VO/VO+. In writing the guides, I try not to judge the motivations, abilities or aesthetics of the users. I'm just chronicling what I find or what others show me. I suppose in your case, the many VOs serve to guide you where not to waste your time. For others, it shows them precisely where to go.
By Gregory Cooper
From: Prescott, AZ
Oct 25, 2015
The V0s are great for beginners or simply working on different styles of climbing. I can understand if the V0s are shitty, but I have friends who are always asking where another great V0 is because they want to try something different if they can't finish one they are working on.