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Elevation: 1,500 ft
GPS: 33.5145, -111.9618
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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 Suggest change

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.
V3 6A
 8
Flaming Testicle
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a C1
 4
Monk's Chin
Trad, Aid
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 182
East Face
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 9
Suicide
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Blood Runs Thicker
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 88
Rain of Terror
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 96
Donamatrix
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 55
Chimera
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 22
Aerial Combat
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Unknown
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 63
Spice Box
Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 33
Ghastly Rubberfat
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
A Million Ways to Die
Sport 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Humpty Pumpty
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 25
Cameltoe
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Flaming Testicle Western Bouldering Area
 8
V3 6A Boulder
Monk's Chin Praying Monk
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a C1 Trad, Aid
East Face Praying Monk
 182
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Suicide Suicide Canyon
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Sport 3 pitches
Blood Runs Thicker Headwall
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Rain of Terror Headwall
 88
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Donamatrix Headwall
 96
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Chimera Gargoyle Wall
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Aerial Combat Gargoyle Wall
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport 3 pitches
Unknown Gargoyle Wall
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Spice Box Headwall
 63
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Ghastly Rubberfat Headwall
 33
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
A Million Ways to Die Gargoyle Wall
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Humpty Pumpty Hump
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Cameltoe Headwall
 25
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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