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 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Mc, Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd
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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 84
Ali Cat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 100
Follow Your Heart
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 129
First Born
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 114
Dead Pool
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 179
Giggling Marlin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 93
Ride the Wild
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 99
The Trident
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 292
Pocket Puzzle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 115
Neptune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 98
Grumpy after Eight
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 138
Arete Horizon
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 89
Pocket Party
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 82
In Seam
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 131
The Totem Pole
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 100
The Soft Parade
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ali Cat Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 84
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Follow Your Heart Pond
 100
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
First Born Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 129
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dead Pool Pond
 114
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Giggling Marlin Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 179
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ride the Wild Mine Area > Lower Looner Land
 93
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Trident Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Pocket Puzzle Pond
 292
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Neptune Atlantis > Atlantis N Side
 115
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Grumpy after Eight Atlantis > Atlantis S Side
 98
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Arete Horizon Pond
 138
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Party Pond
 89
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
In Seam Pond
 82
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Totem Pole Lower Devil's C… > Totem-Proto Area
 131
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Soft Parade Pond
 100
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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