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Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 34.29973, -111.35709
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Shared By: Aaron Collins on Jan 19, 2009
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

Description Suggest change

This is one of the most beautiful crags in Arizona. Its called the Library for the two dihedrals in the middle of the crag. It's clean and strait forward for the most part. The climbs range from 40'-60'. As you leave Payson to go toward Jacks Canyon, Isolation, or Pine/Strawberry, you will cross the East Verde about two to three miles out side of the Payson city limits. Before you cross the bridge, park on the right side of the Road. The Climbs that I've done are on the south side of the river. An easy trail follows the ridge of the hill and leads you strait to the base of the Crag.Be careful and don't fall off the edge into traffic.

Getting There Suggest change

off to the east of the 87 just out side of payson heading north

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Verde

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Young Life
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Cujo
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
5 O crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
The Worm
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Los Amigos
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
The Womb
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
The Open Book
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Alpha Dog
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 16
Mouthfull
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Antsy Pantsy
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Tail Eater
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Corner Pocket
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 10
Joy of Cooking
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Modern Day Cowboy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Impossible Dream
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Young Life Library
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Cujo Library
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
5 O crack Library
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Worm Library
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Los Amigos Library
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Womb Library
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Open Book Library
 22
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Alpha Dog Library
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mouthfull Library
 16
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Antsy Pantsy Library
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tail Eater Library
 5
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Corner Pocket Library
 18
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Joy of Cooking Library
 10
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Modern Day Cowboy Library
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Impossible Dream Library
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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