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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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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
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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

77 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',34],['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',18],['>=5.14',3],['',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
Mach 5   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Lime Kiln Canyon : Redbud Canyon
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
No Ordinary Moments   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
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
The Sadness   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 115'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Mesquiter    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
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
Mentor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Mentor Cave
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
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
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Featured Route For The Arizona Strip
Rock Climbing Photo: coming down after a burn

Mentor 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Mentor Cave
Super classic! If you can stand the road noise and the guys breaking into your car, this is the route you want to be doing while you are here. Climbs out the Mentor cave (just right of the Blasphemy wall) on great pockets, edges, sidepulls... the whole kitchen sink. Very Steep!Somewhere toward the middle you even get a leg thread to cop a rest. Once you pull out of the cave onto the headwall, you lose sight of your belayer - and the road noise ensures you can't communicate verbally. Just a he...[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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