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, Brian Boyd

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
 101
Left Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
 185
The Fin
Boulder
V2 5+
 54
White Streak
Boulder
V3 6A
 91
The Coffin
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 201
The Bat Cave
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 66
The Whip and the Cross
Boulder
V5 6C
 51
Thin Man
Boulder
V5 6C
 46
The Hermit
Boulder
V5 6C
 44
The Loaf
Boulder
V6 7A
 95
Anorexic Sacrifice
Boulder
V6 7A
 45
Disco Polly
Boulder
V6 7A
 68
Puffer Fish
Boulder
V7 7A+
 48
Move N' Groove Barbie
Boulder
V9 7C
 24
Carnivore Direct
Boulder
V10 7C+
 20
The Receptionist
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Arete Welcome Boulder (aka…
 101
V0 4 Boulder
The Fin Bat Roof
 185
V1-2 5 Boulder
White Streak Welcome Boulder (aka…
 54
V2 5+ Boulder
The Coffin Coffin Roof
 91
V3 6A Boulder
The Bat Cave Bat Roof
 201
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Whip and the Cross Parking Area Bouldering
 66
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Thin Man Monster Roof
 51
V5 6C Boulder
The Hermit Puzzle Box
 46
V5 6C Boulder
The Loaf Monster Roof
 44
V5 6C Boulder
Anorexic Sacrifice Anorexic Roof
 95
V6 7A Boulder
Disco Polly Monster Roof
 45
V6 7A Boulder
Puffer Fish Puzzle Box
 68
V6 7A Boulder
Move N' Groove Barbie Monster Roof
 48
V7 7A+ Boulder
Carnivore Direct Anorexic Roof
 24
V9 7C Boulder
The Receptionist Mars Roof
 20
V10 7C+ Boulder
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