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Areas in Northern AZ Bouldering*

*Flagstaff Bouldering* 0 / 1 / 1 / 443 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 444
*Sedona Bouldering* 0 / 0 / 1 / 80 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 80
Antelope Pass 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Balls, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Canyon Diablo 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Center Pinche Area, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cliff Dwellers 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Crane Cove 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Crozier Canyon 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
East Mogollon Rim 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Grand Canyon Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Meteor Crater Rest Area (I-40 Westbound) 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
North Korea Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Slaughterhouse Boulder (Kingman) 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Tainted Gardens 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Tule Tank Wash 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 6,900 ft
GPS: 35.196, -111.65 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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.

Matt Gentile at one with his environment on Renegade Roof. Photo Ken Etzl

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, 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 AZ Bouldering*

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 53
Left Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
 112
The Fin
Boulder
V2 5+
 23
Centerpiece
Boulder
V3 6A
 52
The Coffin
Boulder
V3 6A
 35
Lazer Cut
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 116
The Bat Cave
Boulder
V4 6B
 25
Hot Carl
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 34
The Whip and the Cross
Boulder
V5 6C
 39
Bad Ass
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 27
Dope Lounge
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 25
Alien Baby Left
Boulder
V6 7A
 49
Anorexic Sacrifice
Boulder
V6 7A
 15
Booze Pig
Boulder
V6 7A
 38
Puffer Fish
Boulder
V7 7A+
 25
Move N' Groove Barbie
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Arete Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Welcome Boulder A.K.A…
 53
V0 4 Boulder
The Fin Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof
 112
V1-2 5 Boulder
Centerpiece Flagstaff Bould… > Buffalo Park
 23
V2 5+ Boulder
The Coffin Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Coffin Roof
 52
V3 6A Boulder
Lazer Cut Sedona Bouldering* > Anvil Boulders
 35
V3 6A Boulder
The Bat Cave Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof
 116
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Hot Carl Flagstaff Bould… > … > E Kelly Canyon > Trailer Park
 25
V4 6B Boulder
The Whip and the Cross Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Parking Area Bouldering
 34
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Bad Ass Flagstaff Bould… > … > Howard Draw > Bad Ass Roof
 39
V5 6C Boulder
Dope Lounge Flagstaff Bould… > … > E Kelly Canyon > Donkey Punch Area
 27
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Alien Baby Left Sedona Bouldering* > Anvil Boulders
 25
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Anorexic Sacrifice Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Anorexic Roof
 49
V6 7A Boulder
Booze Pig Flagstaff Bould… > … > Drysdale Trail > H. The Booze Pig Wall
 15
V6 7A Boulder
Puffer Fish Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Puzzle Box
 38
V6 7A Boulder
Move N' Groove Barbie Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Monster Roof
 25
V7 7A+ 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

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