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Elevation: 6,753 ft
GPS: 35.12957, -111.59894
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Nose Rock is the farthest left (west) developed cliff at The Pit. Most of the routes here are fairly short, but the rock is high quality with lots of great edges and pockets. Quality climbing with a wide range of difficulty.

"Eagles, falcons, hawks, and migratory birds build nests in shallow depressions on ledges, cliffs and rock walls, often returning to the same site year after year. The Forest Service and Northern AZ Climbers Coalition request that climbers avoid certain routes during critical nesting periods (typically March through early August).

In 2024, Nose Rock, Shooting Gallery, Bedrock, Pulse Roof, and "Shock Treatment" route on White Wall are all closed for Mexican Spotted Owl nesting from March 1st until August 31st, unless lifted sooner. Signage will be placed at the crag to indicate the closure area - please do not cross those barriers or use trails passing by any of these walls. Additionally, selected routes "Total Recall," "Fruit Bowl," and "No Joke" will be closed for nesting Peregrine Falcons from April 1st until August 31st, unless lifted sooner.

The USFS will be frequently monitoring the Mexican Spotted Owls and Peregrine Falcons so that they can open areas as soon as possible. Successful partnership with the Forest Service biologists has allowed for closure of select routes and walls, instead of the entire crag, and we ask that climbers adhere to these closures. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to report a bird sighting, please reach out to the Northern Arizona Climbers Coalition at nazcc@nazcc.org or the US Forest Service @ 928-526-0866 and ask to speak with a biologist."

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Follow the main trail all the way left, passing underneath a huge roof with a few bolt lines. A little over 20 minutes from the parking lot, 5-10 minutes from Swiss Tower/Mall Wall.

18 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nose Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Spinal Tap
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Strong Sex
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 64
Avalon
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Strong Girl
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 27
Sex is Violence
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Shake Dog Shake
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 12
Aggro Arete
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Negra Modelo
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spinal Tap
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Strong Sex
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Avalon
 64
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Strong Girl
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sex is Violence
 27
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Shake Dog Shake
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Aggro Arete
 12
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Negra Modelo
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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