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Elevation: 5,209 ft 1,588 m
GPS: 34.59129, -112.42149
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Just east and a bit north of the city of Prescott is this incredibly beautiful and vast field of rounded granite formations. From a good vantage point, the sight of the Dells just before sunset is worth a hefty admission fee. The rock is a medium-grained desert granite that tends to be a bit grainy on some formations.

For years, most of the climbing in the area was done in the High Rappel Dell area, which has seen it's share of access issues, so tread lightly and be accommodating in case of conflict. New areas abound and the best guidebook available for the Dells is The Granite Dells Climbing Guide. It includes six hundred routes, and it is an invaluable resource for climbing here.

Getting There Suggest change

Dells areas are located off highway 89, a few miles north of the intersection of 89 and highway 69 into Prescott.

322 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Granite Dells

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 46
Great White
Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 29
Alpenglow
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Co-op Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Western Flyer
Sport 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 18
Siege
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Corndog Upraising
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
The Chute
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
West Nile
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Thank God
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Banana Peel
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
Rolling Stone
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Fred
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Non-Dairy Screamer
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Ashes Ashes All Fall Down
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Stars and Stripes
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great White Granite Gardens > Oasis > Shady Grove
 46
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport, TR
Alpenglow Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Alpenglow Wall
 29
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Co-op Crack Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Co-op Crack Area
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Western Flyer Below the Dam > Bridge Wall
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Siege Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Left
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Corndog Upraising Granite Gardens > Oasis > Corndog Wall
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Chute Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Left
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
West Nile Below the Dam > Dam Wall
 14
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Thank God Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Right
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Banana Peel Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Left
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Rolling Stone Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Left
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Fred Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Left
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Non-Dairy Screamer Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Right
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ashes Ashes All Fall Down Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Right
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Stars and Stripes Granite Gardens > High Rappel Area > Main Wall Right
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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