Elevation: 6,900 ft
GPS: 35.1963, -111.6499
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Shared By: Colin Cox on Sep 30, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

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, 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*

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V0 4
 112
Left Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
 219
The Fin
Boulder
V2 5+
 48
Centerpiece
Boulder
V2 5+
 64
Aloha Arete
Boulder
V3 6A
 102
The Coffin
Boulder
V3 6A
 80
Lazer Cut
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 233
The Bat Cave
Boulder
V4 6B
 44
Hot Carl
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 72
The Whip and the Cross
Boulder
V5 6C
 57
Thin Man
Boulder
V5 6C
 87
Bad Ass
Boulder
V6- 7A
 54
Alien Baby Left
Boulder
V6 7A
 109
Anorexic Sacrifice
Boulder
V6 7A
 79
Puffer Fish
Boulder
V7 7A+
 56
Move N' Groove Barbie
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Arete Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Welcome Boulder (aka…
 112
V0 4 Boulder
The Fin Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof
 219
V1-2 5 Boulder
Centerpiece Flagstaff Bould… > Buffalo Park
 48
V2 5+ Boulder
Aloha Arete Flagstaff Bould… > … > E Kelly Canyon > Trailer Park
 64
V2 5+ Boulder
The Coffin Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Coffin Roof
 102
V3 6A Boulder
Lazer Cut Sedona Bouldering* > Anvil Boulders > Free Willy/Lazer Cut…
 80
V3 6A Boulder
The Bat Cave Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Bat Roof
 233
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Hot Carl Flagstaff Bould… > … > E Kelly Canyon > Trailer Park
 44
V4 6B Boulder
The Whip and the Cross Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Parking Area Bouldering
 72
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Thin Man Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Monster Roof
 57
V5 6C Boulder
Bad Ass Flagstaff Bould… > … > Howard Draw > Bad Ass Roof
 87
V5 6C Boulder
Alien Baby Left Sedona Bouldering* > Anvil Boulders > Gerdame/Alien Baby Bo…
 54
V6- 7A Boulder
Anorexic Sacrifice Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Anorexic Roof
 109
V6 7A Boulder
Puffer Fish Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Puzzle Box
 79
V6 7A Boulder
Move N' Groove Barbie Flagstaff Bould… > … > Priest Draw > Monster Roof
 56
V7 7A+ Boulder
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