Stewart Pocket Rock Climbing
looking toward the domes from the east side entran...
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.
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
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Stewart Pocket
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The Rangeler 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Ashley's Block
Rangeler: /ˈraNGɡ(ə)lər/ noun. A person of the desert that has a passion for searching, finding and gathering the finest lines and vertical gems in Arizona and beyond. A person with a generous attitude for adventure and fun. One of a kind. The Rangeler is a classic tips to fingers crack that splits the East face of Ashley's Block. Leave the ground through a quick bouldery start and into thin but widening finger crack. Grade will depend on hand size or how much tape you use. Anywhere from ....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
An AID line that will go down with an FA shortly :...
BETA PHOTO: The shady side of Stewart Peak with trail to Zen P...
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.
From: Phoenix & Prescott, 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!