Elevation: 3,562 ft
GPS: 33.306, -111.076 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jan 20, 2006 with improvements by Daniel Kaye
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Access Issue: Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details

Description

Queen Creek and its many volcanic towers is the home of central Arizona sport climbing and bouldering. The rock is volcanic tuff and the routes go from deep-pocket pulling down to tiny-edge crimping, depending on the area. Many of the routes here were established between the early '90s and present day.

Getting There

Queen Creek Canyon is found above the small town of Superior, AZ, about an hour's drive (depending where you start) east of the metro Phoenix area. Drive through Superior headed east, go up the hill and the various areas will be found after you get through the big tunnel.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Queen Creek Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 96
Pocket Warmer
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 85
Follow Your Heart
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
First Born
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 98
Dead Pool
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 145
Giggling Marlin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 75
Ride the Wild
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
The Trident
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 250
Pocket Puzzle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 94
Neptune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 80
Grumpy after Eight
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 116
Arete Horizon
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
Pocket Party
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 65
In Seam
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 107
The Totem Pole
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 88
The Soft Parade
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pocket Warmer Pond
 96
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Follow Your Heart Pond
 85
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
First Born Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dead Pool Pond
 98
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Giggling Marlin Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 145
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ride the Wild Mine Area > Lower Looner Land
 75
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Trident Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Pocket Puzzle Pond
 250
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Neptune Atlantis > Atlantis N Side
 94
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Grumpy after Eight Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 80
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Arete Horizon Pond
 116
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Party Pond
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
In Seam Pond
 65
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Totem Pole Lower Devil's C… > Totem-Proto Area
 107
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Soft Parade Pond
 88
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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