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The Library 

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Easily accessed from the SR 87 by parking on the east side of the road just south of the bridge. Head up loose embankment and follow ridge line to the base of the crag. Or access the top by Flowing Springs Rd 1/2 mile south of the bridge again on the east of SR 87. Use the parking area on the left just as the road turns right and heads down to the river bed.

Getting There 

Aprox 2 miles North of Payson

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Library:
Cujo   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 50'   
Los Amigos   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad   
The Open Book   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Corner Pocket   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Joy of Cooking   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Modern Day Cowboy   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Aaron moving through the crux.

Joy of Cooking 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Library
This route is just right of the off width right facing corner. it starts in a thin crack and pulls the roof on cruxy crimps then on to jugs to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Rico E
Jun 10, 2011

there is some sick routes back here. easy approach too!

By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Sep 25, 2011

Went to East Verde area for a few hours. About 6-7 miles north of the 260 intersection in Payson. Nice little cliff. Only climbed a couple of routes, but it seemed they were well equipped for lead and most were simple (with enough webbing) to toprope.
Great afternoon area (when its warm). Faces NNE. Got some morning sun.
Some routes were a bit 'pebbly' but should clean up nicely.
In general, steep (vertical & some roof) and fun.
Thanks for all the prep work equipping these routes.

By Jonathan Myers
Jul 29, 2013

Does anyone know if there is climbing on the river parking side, or is this side off limits for permanent bolts?