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Areas in Priest Draw

Anorexic Roof 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Bat Roof, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Black Roof 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Coffin Roof 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Floor Pie Roof / Flying Saucer 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Fucktard Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mars Roof 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Monster Roof 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Parking Area Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Puzzle Box 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Welcome Boulder A.K.A. Triangle Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15

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
 51
Left Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
 109
The Fin
Boulder
V3 6A
 49
The Coffin
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 107
The Bat Cave
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 31
The Whip and the Cross
Boulder
V5 6C
 29
Thin Man
Boulder
V6 7A
 47
Anorexic Sacrifice
Boulder
V6 7A
 40
Puffer Fish
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 19
Floor Pie
Boulder
V7 7A+
 24
Move N' Groove Barbie
Boulder
V8 7B
 16
Carnivore
Boulder
V8 7B
 12
R God is Neither
Boulder
V9 7C
 16
Carnivore Direct
Boulder
V9-10 7C+
 14
Cosmic Tricycle
Boulder
V10 7C+
 11
The Receptionist
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Arete Welcome Boulder A.K.A…
 51
V0 4 Boulder
The Fin Bat Roof
 109
V1-2 5 Boulder
The Coffin Coffin Roof
 49
V3 6A Boulder
The Bat Cave Bat Roof
 107
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Whip and the Cross Parking Area Bouldering
 31
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Thin Man Monster Roof
 29
V5 6C Boulder
Anorexic Sacrifice Anorexic Roof
 47
V6 7A Boulder
Puffer Fish Puzzle Box
 40
V6 7A Boulder
Floor Pie Floor Pie Roof / Flyi…
 19
V6+ 7A Boulder
Move N' Groove Barbie Monster Roof
 24
V7 7A+ Boulder
Carnivore Anorexic Roof
 16
V8 7B Boulder
R God is Neither Puzzle Box
 12
V8 7B Boulder
Carnivore Direct Anorexic Roof
 16
V9 7C Boulder
Cosmic Tricycle Puzzle Box
 14
V9-10 7C+ Boulder
The Receptionist Mars Roof
 11
V10 7C+ Boulder
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Ladd    
Is there a guidebook for this area that does any justice? Sep 11, 2007
The directions that are written on the topo link are a little off. Here are better ones:

5 miles from the Mobil gas station take a Right on Crimson and follow that 3 miles to the draw. The topo says take a right on Ron Lockett Ranch Road (instead of Crimson), but this road doesn't exist. Feb 25, 2009
Quentin Tutt
Window Rock, AZ
Quentin Tutt   Window Rock, AZ
I miss this place! Jun 24, 2009
stephc  
Camping options for a mid-April visit? I was looking at some of the pay campsites and they don't open until May. Suggestions? Feb 26, 2017

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