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Routes in Coyote Crag

Black Magic Poodle S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bye Crackie S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Coyotes at Sunset S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Eight Second Ride S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Es Muy Bueno T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Golden Poodle S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Golden Spike S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
High Noon S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hootenanny T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pass the Bucket T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Red Brewster T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Saddle Tramp TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Western Farm Service T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

Coyote Crag, one of the most popular crags in the area, is located at the southern edge of the Central Pinnacles and its sunny, well-featured southeast face is home to many classic moderates routes of the area.

Almost all of the climbs here have excellent rock and tend to be vertical with plentiful holds and a brief crux. Recommended routes here include Bye Crackie (5.7), Coyotes at Sunset (5.8), Black Magic Poodle (5.9) and Golden Poodle (5.9).

During the summer the climbs here go into the shade by mid-to-late afternoon, something to consider when the weather is hot.

Routes from L - R

Black Magic Poodle (5.9)
Golden Spike (5.10b)
Hootenanny (5.10a)
High Noon (5.10b)
Golden Poodle (5.9)
Pass the Bucket (5.8 PG13)
Coyotes at Sunset (5.8)
Bye Crackie (5.7)
Es Muy Bueno (5.8)
Western Farm Service (5.8)
Red Brewster (5.9 R)

and further right on a separate block are

Eight Second Ride (5.8)
Saddle Tramp (5.9 TR)

Getting There

From the northern parking area hike south down the 4 wheel drive road and then cut east past the southern end of the Ampitheatre, where the crag will come into view. This approach takes about 5-10 minutes.

From the southern parking area hike north following the trail from Parking Lot Rock, passing the east face of Lost Orbit Rock, until the crag will come into view. This approach takes about 10-15 minutes.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Coyote Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 277
Bye Crackie
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 281
Coyotes at Sunset
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 6
Pass the Bucket
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 117
Black Magic Poodle
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 171
Golden Poodle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Hootenanny
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 61
Golden Spike
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 79
High Noon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bye Crackie
 277
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Coyotes at Sunset
 281
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pass the Bucket
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Black Magic Poodle
 117
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Golden Poodle
 171
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hootenanny
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Golden Spike
 61
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
High Noon
 79
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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Buddy Nielsen
Flagstaff, AZ
Buddy Nielsen   Flagstaff, AZ
I was there today and picked up a fair amount of trash including cigarette butts. If you are going to climb there please practice LNT principles and don't be an asshole. Sep 15, 2016

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