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The Arizona Strip Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.64199, -113.14824 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Arizona Strip might as well be in Utah, as far as getting to it from the rest of AZ. Desert limestone Crags... Not of lot of info here. Yet?

Rock Climbing Photo: Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing V...
Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing Vesper. Lime Kiln Canyon.

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Doyle on Necessary Evil at the VRG.
Mike Doyle on Necessary Evil at the VRG.

Getting There 

Northwest corner of Arizona.

Climbing Season



Weather station 25.2 miles from here

81 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',15],['5.11',12],['5.12',23],['5.13',19],['>=5.14',6],['',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 The Arizona Strip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Arizona Strip:
Office Party   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 6 pitches, 350'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust
Interlopers   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust
Simple Truths   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust
Brutus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Mentor Cave
Bloody Mary   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall
The Madness   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Mesquiter    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
The Sadness   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 115'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Mentor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Mentor Cave
Forever Man   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Virgin River Gorge : Sun Cave
Vesper   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
The Goodness   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Mantis   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Homo Faber   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
The Honeycomb   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Joe Six Pack   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Virgin River Gorge : Planet Earth Wall
Voyager One   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Hoarse Platitudes    5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 120'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Dark Boy   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall
Magnum Opus    5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 120'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
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Featured Route For The Arizona Strip
Rock Climbing Photo: Vesper and Air France.

Air France 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Grail
A little taste of Southern France. Rock quality and features that are very reminiscent of the Verdon Gorge... right here in the Arizona strip. Start by doing the (right option) first pitch of Vesper. From the comfy belay ledge, take off and mind the gap, following the line of bolts right of Vesper. Some fun, relatively mellow intro climbing leads to a very tricky low angle crux moving left and then up to a line of pockets and then back reaching right to a left facing flake. Take a breathe...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Shawn Heath
Administrator
From: Forchheim, Germany
Feb 3, 2014
Since I had no idea what the hell "The Strip" was and you may not either, here's a Wikipedia article about it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_...
By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 30, 2015
And if someone who knows these areas and would like to do a better description, I'd be happy to reassign the page.

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