Elevation: 1,500 ft
GPS: 33.515, -111.962 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: manuel rangel on Jan 19, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Perched pretty much square in the middle of the Phoenix metro area is this mountain that sort of looks like a camel. It is the closest climbing to Phoenix, located centrally in the City. The rock is mostly granite on the East side or Camel's hump and the Camel's head on the west side is a sedimentary rock, described as petrified mud. There is only one rule when climbing here, climb like a cat. Be agile, step lightly and wear a helmet.

The routes in Camelback Mountain are fun and convenient but can be seriously dangerous given the wrong conditions. Rescue is available but try to self rescue if possible. The folks on the Fire Department are busy out here already. Be especially careful not to disturb or climb near bees; they are all Africanized.

The City of Phoenix Camelback Mountain Preserve is open to climbing in designated areas. New routes are no longer allowed as of this year, 2020. Existing routes will remain and be maintained by the Phoenix climbing community. Please obey the Preserve rules and we will enjoy this gem for generations to come.

Please consider contacting the first ascension party if you wish to suggest changes to the routes, bolts or anchors.

Getting There

Camelback Mountain is located at approximately 44th Street and McDonald Streets in Phoenix. The Echo Canyon parking lot is accessed off McDonald Street, just east of Tatum (N Echo Canyon Parkway). Parking is very limited in the neighborhoods around Echo Canyon too. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Camelback Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 5
Flaming Testicle, Left
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
Flaming Testicle
Boulder
C1-
 4
Adventurous Traveler
Aid
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b X
 3
George Route
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 13
Hart Route
Sport 4 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a C1
 4
Monk's Chin
Trad, Aid
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 5
Suicide
Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 142
East Face
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 77
Donamatrix
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 46
Chimera
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 20
Aerial Combat
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Unknown
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 48
Spice Box
Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Ghastly Rubberfat
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Cameltoe
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Flaming Testicle, Left Western Bouldering Area
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Flaming Testicle Western Bouldering Area
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Adventurous Traveler Camel's Ear
 4
C1- Aid
George Route Headwall
 3
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b X Trad
Hart Route Gargoyle Wall
 13
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport 4 pitches
Monk's Chin Praying Monk
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a C1 Trad, Aid
Suicide Suicide Canyon
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Sport 3 pitches
East Face Praying Monk
 142
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Donamatrix Headwall
 77
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Chimera Gargoyle Wall
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Aerial Combat Gargoyle Wall
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport 3 pitches
Unknown Gargoyle Wall
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Spice Box Headwall
 48
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Ghastly Rubberfat Headwall
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cameltoe Headwall
 17
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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