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Elevation: 6,900 ft 2,103 m
GPS: 35.1963, -111.6499
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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 Flagstaff. 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, 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.
V2 5+
 54
Centerpiece
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 274
The Bat Cave
Boulder
V4 6B
 51
Bat Roof Direct
Boulder
V5 6C
 109
Bad Ass
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 32
Dope Lounge
Boulder
V6- 7A
 61
Alien Baby Left
Boulder
V6 7A
 134
Anorexic Sacrifice
Boulder
V6 7A
 42
Booze Pig
Boulder
V6 7A
 53
Twister
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 41
Floor Pie
Boulder
V7 7A+
 67
Move N' Groove Barbie
Boulder
V7 7A+
 33
When the Bible is a Bottle
Boulder
V8 7B
 40
Carnivore
Boulder
V9 7C
 36
Carnivore Direct
Boulder
V10 7C+
 33
The Receptionist
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Centerpiece Flagstaff Bould… > Buffalo Park
 54
V2 5+ Boulder
The Bat Cave Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof
 274
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Bat Roof Direct Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof
 51
V4 6B Boulder
Bad Ass Flagstaff Bould… > … > Howard Draw > Bad Ass Roof
 109
V5 6C Boulder
Dope Lounge Flagstaff Bould… > … > E Kelly Canyon > Donkey Punch Area
 32
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Alien Baby Left Sedona Bouldering* > Anvil Boulders > Gerdame/Alien Baby Bo…
 61
V6- 7A Boulder
Anorexic Sacrifice Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Anorexic Roof
 134
V6 7A Boulder
Booze Pig Flagstaff Bould… > … > A. The Drysdale… > G. Booze Pig Wall
 42
V6 7A Boulder
Twister Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Floor Pie Roof / Flyi…
 53
V6 7A Boulder
Floor Pie Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Floor Pie Roof / Flyi…
 41
V6+ 7A Boulder
Move N' Groove Barbie Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Monster Roof
 67
V7 7A+ Boulder
When the Bible is a Bottle Flagstaff Bould… > … > A. The Drysdale… > G. Booze Pig Wall
 33
V7 7A+ Boulder
Carnivore Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Anorexic Roof
 40
V8 7B Boulder
Carnivore Direct Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Anorexic Roof
 36
V9 7C Boulder
The Receptionist Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Mars Roof
 33
V10 7C+ Boulder
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