Sandstone climbing in the beautiful confines of the canyon. Great summer destination and some nice cracks. Please keep this amazing area clean. Climbing ethic is ground up. There are few bolts found here, and when you see them the spacing is long and requires committment from the leader. Season is beginning of April to end of October.
The GPS coordinates are N34 32.748, W111 26.015 Located north of Strawberry off highway 260. Enter FR 144, which is about 5 miles north of HWY 87. Drive to T intersection (FR149) and go left, drive 1.1 miles and turn right(FR142). Drive .9 miles and turn left(142e). Drive 3.6 miles until it ends at trailhead. Hike the trail into the canyon. Routes are upstream. Again, please keep this area clean.
P1:Past a couple of bolts to a thin, balancey section (10+) to angled ledge then into chimney, which isn't as hard as it looks, past one bolt. Then committ to difficult smearing with nice finger crack (5.11a/b) and perfect rock/pro to a juggy finish. P2: 50 feet of short overhangs and some offwidth (5.10-). Beautiful climbing on P1 crux....[more]Browse More Classics in AZ
go east through camp verde to fr 618 I think. If you take 215 off of 618 to bull pen, theres granite bouldering on the left side of the trail right by the main trail head, pleanty of lines for FAs, seems untouched. Its a great hike through to if you do the canyon loop. Climbs are few and far between at first but totaly worth it. I suggest a multiple day stay out there. Just watch out for flash floods and mountain lions.