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Areas in *Northern Arizona Bouldering*

Flagstaff Bouldering 0 / 1 / 1 / 425 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 426
Outlying Areas 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Sedona Bouldering 0 / 0 / 1 / 72 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 72
Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 35.196, -111.65 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Colin Cox on Sep 30, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The Flagstaff area is a boulderer's paradise. There are more than a dozen different bouldering areas all within a short drive from downtown. Some areas can be approached in minutes by foot or bike. The rock types include volcanic andesite, dacite, and basalt, as well as sedimentary limestone and sandstone. The variety of bouldering locales combined with a generally mild, sunny climate allow for year round bouldering. Even on the worst wintery days, one can still find dry rock under one of Priest Draw's many sheltering roofs.



Most of Flagstaff's bouldering history has been chronicled in Tim Toula's Cheap Way to Fly. From the early 80's til mid 90's, most of Flagstaff's bouldering areas we're discovered and developed, including Buffalo Park, Mount Elden areas, Turkey Tanks, Priest Draw, The Ridge, and more. As bouldering became more popular in the late 90's, another wave of exploration and development began that continues to this day. The prevalent bouldering mentality around Y2K spawned the development of new areas like Kelly Canyon, Cherry Canyon, The Peaks, The Hinterlands and more, while modern classics were added to existing areas. East Clear Creek and Sedona's Anvil Boulders became essential nearby getaways for the growing population of Flagstaff boulderers.



If you've climbed out Priest Draw, be sure to get beta from locals about the Hinterlands. The latest and hardest development has occurred at satellite areas like Choss Roof, BVB Roof, Blimp Roof and other limestone locations around Flagstaff. Whether you are a veteran double digit roof crusher, a V0 beginner, or anything in between, Flagstaff has what boulderers want.

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Classic Climbing Routes at *Northern Arizona Bouldering*

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V0 4
Left Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
The Fin
Boulder
V2 5+
Centerpiece
Boulder
V3 6A
The Coffin
Boulder
V3 6A
Lazer Cut
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
The Bat Cave
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
The Whip and the Cross
Boulder
V5 6C
Bad Ass
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
Dope Lounge
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
Alien Baby Left
Boulder
V6 7A
Anorexic Sacrifice
Boulder
V6 7A
Booze Pig
Boulder
V6 7A
Donkey Punch
Boulder
V6 7A
Puffer Fish
Boulder
V9 7C
Carnivore Direct
Boulder
Left Arete Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Welcome Boulder A.K.A. Triangle… V0 4 Boulder
The Fin Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof V1-2 5 Boulder
Centerpiece Flagstaff Bouldering > Buffalo Park V2 5+ Boulder
The Coffin Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Coffin Roof V3 6A Boulder
Lazer Cut Sedona Bouldering > Anvil Boulders V3 6A Boulder
The Bat Cave Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Whip and the Cross Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Parking Area Bouldering V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Bad Ass Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Howard Draw > Bad Ass Roof V5 6C Boulder
Dope Lounge Flagstaff Bouldering > … > E Kelly Canyon > Donkey Punch Area V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Alien Baby Left Sedona Bouldering > Anvil Boulders V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Anorexic Sacrifice Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Anorexic Roof V6 7A Boulder
Booze Pig Flagstaff Bouldering > … 1 > Drysdale Trail > H. The Booze Pig Wall V6 7A Boulder
Donkey Punch Flagstaff Bouldering > … > E Kelly Canyon > Donkey Punch Area V6 7A Boulder
Puffer Fish Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Puzzle Box V6 7A Boulder
Carnivore Direct Flagstaff Bouldering > … > Priest Draw > Anorexic Roof V9 7C Boulder
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Jason Kevin
Munds Park, AZ
Jason Kevin   Munds Park, AZ
Please check out midgely bridge area for a litter of problems. The area and its difficulty ratings is expanding every week. Working on a V8 I could sure use some help on! Feb 11, 2013
Hoez
Uganda
Hoez   Uganda
Hey there!! Im wanting to visit flagstaff in January/February and am hoping for some more info on the place. Is it reasonable to try and climb during the cold months??? and how far is all the bouldering from the ASU campus?? If anyone would care to e-mail with just a general gist of what the scene is like down there I would REALLY appreciate it!!!!!! Im from Colorado and would love any and all feedback! Thanks guys.. C Nov 11, 2011

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