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Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas

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Bill Williams Mountain 
Paradise Forks 
Volunteer Canyon 

Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.2515, -112.1902 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
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Description 

The greater Williams area has some fine climbing indeed. Both Paradise Forks and Volunteer Canyon are found in the sprawling forests south of Garland Prairie, on the rim of Sycamore Canyon. These columnar basalt canyons are home to some of the best crack climbing in Arizona. Bill Williams Mt. is home to The Balls, an old school Bob Murray bouldering area, as well as some newer sport attractions. Don't miss out on Bill Williams Spire, AKA Finger Rock if you are in the mood for a small adventure. The Center Pinche Area is also found out here, as well as the land of a thousand climbs, Sycamore Point.


Getting There 

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128 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas:
The Black Rose   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Paradise Forks : The Obsidian Wall
Fool's Game   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Mayflower   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Ship Of Fools   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Waterslip Down   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
East Of Eden   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
Rapture   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Side : East End Wall
Raindance   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Paradise Forks : Raindance Buttress
Jolly Roger   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Loose Lips   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Torpedo   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Gold Finger   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad   Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
Three Turkeys   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Phantasm   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Side : West End Wall
Mutiny on the Bounty   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Davidson Dihedral   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall
Paradise Lost   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Acid Test Crack AKA Ice Cream Dreams   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
The Equalizer   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
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Featured Route For Williams/ Sycamore Canyon Areas
Paradise Lost. photo by Mat Jacobson.

Paradise Lost 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13  AZ : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Pull some unprotected, bouldery moves from the left to get to a beautiful right-facing fingers dihedral. Flared jams, hard stemming, and a bit of power laybacking are all required on this stout, sustained route. One of the most classic lines at the Forks....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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