Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 35.082, -111.601 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Colin Cox on Apr 12, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Priest Draw is a beautiful, grassy plain 50 yards wide that separates sporadic limestone bluffs on each side. Most of the climbing is on the sunny, south facing side of the Draw, and the bluffs are spread out over a 2 mile distance from the beginning of the road.

One of the only free standing boulders, The Triangle Boulder, greets visitors with dead vertical warm-ups and a variety of good eliminates. Behind the Triangle is a nice little wall with several good problems and a plaque commemorating Robert Drysdale, a prolific developer of the area.

A little further down the road is the parking area. Back in the day you could drive the road right up to any of the bluffs in the Draw, but overuse by a variety of user groups eventually led to it's closure and the creation of the parking area around 2002. Camping is not permitted here, but a road forking left just before the parking area leads to a number of good sites.

A handful of walls and roofs, such as Killer Wall, Pottery Wall, White Wall and Puzzle Box, are just a minutes walk from the parking area. Anorexic, Monster and Mars roofs have the longest walks...about 15-20 minutes.

Climbers are by far the biggest user group here now, and so keeping Priest Draw beautiful is largely our responsibility.

Getting There

Head towards The Pit, pass the pullout, take next right follow road for about 3.5 miles take right turn onto dirt road and park at preist draw sign (300 yds)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Priest Draw

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V0 4
 67
Left Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
 131
The Fin
Boulder
V3 6A
 63
The Coffin
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 139
The Bat Cave
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 43
The Whip and the Cross
Boulder
V5 6C
 36
Thin Man
Boulder
V5 6C
 29
The Loaf
Boulder
V6 7A
 61
Anorexic Sacrifice
Boulder
V6 7A
 23
Floor Pie
Boulder
V6 7A
 28
Twister
Boulder
V6 7A
 47
Puffer Fish
Boulder
V7 7A+
 35
Move N' Groove Barbie
Boulder
V8 7B
 19
Carnivore
Boulder
V9 7C
 20
Carnivore Direct
Boulder
V10 7C+
 15
The Receptionist
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Arete Welcome Boulder A.K.A…
 67
V0 4 Boulder
The Fin Bat Roof
 131
V1-2 5 Boulder
The Coffin Coffin Roof
 63
V3 6A Boulder
The Bat Cave Bat Roof
 139
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Whip and the Cross Parking Area Bouldering
 43
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Thin Man Monster Roof
 36
V5 6C Boulder
The Loaf Monster Roof
 29
V5 6C Boulder
Anorexic Sacrifice Anorexic Roof
 61
V6 7A Boulder
Floor Pie Floor Pie Roof / Flyi…
 23
V6 7A Boulder
Twister Floor Pie Roof / Flyi…
 28
V6 7A Boulder
Puffer Fish Puzzle Box
 47
V6 7A Boulder
Move N' Groove Barbie Monster Roof
 35
V7 7A+ Boulder
Carnivore Anorexic Roof
 19
V8 7B Boulder
Carnivore Direct Anorexic Roof
 20
V9 7C Boulder
The Receptionist Mars Roof
 15
V10 7C+ Boulder
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