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Areas in Flagstaff Crags

The Pit 2 / 88 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 90
Mt. Elden Crags 78 / 123 / 1 / 17 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 205
Oak Creek Canyon Overlook 78 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 79
Pumphouse Wash 21 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
San Francisco Peaks 44 / 81 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 126
Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 35.175, -111.66 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Flagstaff is the epicenter of Northern Arizona climbing, and there are dozens of crags within an hours drive.

In the backyard we have Mt. Elden which is now showcasing a very diverse collection of sport crags, as well as, the more traditional venues. Development of different areas on the mountain began in the late 1960's by local legend Scott Baxter and friends, and continues to this day.



The San Francisco Peaks are just a hop and skip out of town and open up a number of different climbing opportunities such as the beautiful Peak's Crag, and the short approach Hobo Jungle.



The Pit, just south of town on Lake Mary Rd is an infamous Kaibab limestone sport crag, which first saw development in the early 1980's by Alex McGuffie and Mike Lawson. In the late 80's and into the early 90's sport climbing swept the nation, and this crag quickly filled up with routes, established in all sorts of different styles from ground up hooking to rap bolting. These days, The Pit is the local refuge for sport climbers who like short approaches, and predictable conditions.



South of town on 89A you will come across The Oak Creek Overlook, which is a classic moderate traditional crag favored by the local crack addicts for full days, or after work affairs. Development first started here in the late 1960's. The Overlook is a great moderate trad crag.




Pumphouse Wash, which empties into Oak Creek Canyon is the closest soft rock to town, where any seasoned climber might find a few bones to gnaw on. Shorter multi pitch adventures are strewn among confirmed classics in a dreamy, rugged canyon setting.

Getting There

Flagstaff sits at the intersection of interstates 17 and 40, in North Central Arizona.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Flagstaff Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sunshine Daydream
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Angel's Delight
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Morning's Mourning
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orange Out Direct
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Isaiah
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mr. Slate
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
New River
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Southern Exposure
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sporte
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Popeye Meets The Burrito Master
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
True Value
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Abyss
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Giggle Drops
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mulligan Stew
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Daydream The Pit > Son Tower 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Angel's Delight Oak Creek Canyon Overlook 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Morning's Mourning Oak Creek Canyon Overlook 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Orange Out Direct Oak Creek Canyon Overlook 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Isaiah Oak Creek Canyon Overlook 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) The Pit > Son Tower 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mr. Slate The Pit > Swiss Tower 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
New River San Francisco Peaks > Peaks Crag > N End 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Southern Exposure San Francisco Peaks > Hobo Jungle 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sporte The Pit > White Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Popeye Meets The Burrito Ma… The Pit > Mall Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
True Value The Pit > Swiss Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Abyss The Pit > Swiss Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Giggle Drops San Francisco Peaks > Peaks Crag > S End 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mulligan Stew San Francisco Peaks > Hobo Jungle 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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