The Library Rock Climbing
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.
Aprox 2 miles North of Payson
Climbing Season For the Central Arizona area.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Library
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Library:
Cujo 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 50'
Mouthfull 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 50'
Featured Route For The Library
The Worm 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : The Library
climb a wide crack in a giant left facing dihedral on the left side of the exit gully. Starts in a tight chemney with a hand crack in the back, then turn a bulge and worm your way up the chest width offwidth. Two bolts will be added soon to avoid bad falls....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Most of the routs are on the right side of the wal...
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?