Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 34.815, -112.408 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jan 20, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The Promised Land is a canyon cleft in the grassy plains northeast of the city of Prescott (and basically east of Chino Valley). The rock is bullet hard (can be pretty smooth/slick in places) and features hand-friendly holds. This is a sport climbing area, so routes are well bolted. You will likely run into other climbers here, but not too many at one time.

Getting There

Drive north on highway 89 from Prescott, through Chino Valley to Perkinsville Road, then...

Courtesy of BWPete:
The Promised Land is somewhat hard to find the first time, as there are many roads which crisscross each other. Heading from Prescott take 89north into chino valley. turn right on perkinsvill road. follow perkinsvill road for a couple of miles till you come to hidden ranch road. there is a large sign out front. turn left. after a short distance the road splits, take the left road and parallel the right fork. when you come to a large area that has an eroded dirt pad with ATV tracks all over it, turn left, and follow that road (trending left) till you come to a white gate. turning right or left after the gate will take you there, but the right hand road is slightly less difficult. park in the flat dirt pad, and walk down the canyon to get to the routes. there is an approach trail marked by cairns, or the impact of just walking in the sandy wash is very low. there is great camping down canyon in the wash, be sure to follow LNT ethics.

Courtesy of Marcy:
The hidden ranch road is called "Haystack Road". I drive a Honda CRV (not 4wd) and drove in (at night) turning left after the gate. Had no issues...just a few slow spots and some new desert pinstriping. Drove out in the daytime and, not realizing until reaching the gate, took the alternate road (going out, turning right after the gate, as BWpete describes above). I agree that this road is less difficult and therfore took less travel time from parking lot to gate (also no pinstriping!).

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Promised Land

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 28
Valerie's Book
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
First Light
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 5
Cactus Kiss
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
C.O.B.S. Route
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Pizan
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
Solito
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Bunny Slope
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Nappin
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Prow
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Number 5
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 25
The Golden Idol
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Burning Bosch
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Bugg's Jugs
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Tarzan
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 22
Solomon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Valerie's Book Valerie's Book Area
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
First Light Valerie's Book Area
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cactus Kiss Cactus Kiss
 5
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, TR
C.O.B.S. Route Solomon Area
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pizan Valerie's Book Area
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Solito Valerie's Book Area
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Bunny Slope Solomon Area
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Nappin Valerie's Book Area
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Prow Valerie's Book Area
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Number 5 River Bend Right
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
The Golden Idol Solomon Area
 25
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
Burning Bosch Solomon Area
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bugg's Jugs Solomon Area
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Tarzan Valerie's Book Area
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Solomon Solomon Area
 22
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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