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Stewart Pocket Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Mike on Oct 17, 2006  with updates from tt2
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Description 

Stewart Pocket is a nice area with good climbing on mostly solid granite in a scenic location near Payson, AZ. It is fairly undeveloped, so there are a lot of potential FA's waiting to be done.

Getting There 

From the Beeline Highway & 260 intersection in Payson, take 260 east for about 1/2 mile and turn right onto Granite Dells Rd. Follow it roughly south for 1.2 miles paved, then continue on a dirt road for another 2.4 miles" until the road ends at a just before a large wash. Proceed south to the dozens of rock formations across the wash.

Climbing Season

For the Central Arizona area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',6],['5.9',5],['5.10',6],['5.11',10],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stewart Pocket

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stewart Pocket:
Blow   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Geikenjoyner finishing the crack on Col. Cust...

Col. Custer 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : West Point
The first part of the crack begins below the large roof on the right side of South face. This dihedral bends to the right at top and then the face traverse to the arete keeps it moving....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: looking toward the domes from the east side entran...
looking toward the domes from the east side entran...
Rock Climbing Photo: An AID line that will go down with an FA shortly :...
An AID line that will go down with an FA shortly :...

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By Larry
From: SoAZ
Sep 3, 2012
The road ends 1/4 mile before the ranch and big wash. The so-called "Stewart Peak" crag is not visible from this point. I say so-called because it is not marked on the USGS topo map.
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Nov 12, 2012
Good point Larry it isn't on the map. It is a simple name for the granite dome on the west edge of the pocket. Something I just called it.

The road closure is relatively new. Nice to keep the area from further degradation.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jun 8, 2016
Having explored this area a bit, I think it'd be great to have a map view -- like a Google Earth screen shot -- posted showing all these random different areas marked. Would help navigation a lot. Thanks Manny!

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