Flagstaff Crags Rock Climbing
|GPS:||35.175, -111.66 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||347,228 total, 4,845/month|
|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionFlagstaff 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Flagstaff Crags
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season