Elevation: 2,089 ft
GPS: 36.903, -113.88 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

The Arizona Strip is the northwest corner of the state which is somewhat logistically isolated from the rest of the state due to the Grand Canyon. This arid land is a playground for Southern Utah and Nevada climbers looking for limestone sport crags and predictable conditions.

The Virgin River Gorge is perhaps the most recognizable crag and known for the route Necessary Evil. Bolted by Boone Speed and first climbed by Chris Sharma in 1997, this route was one of the earliest to receive the 5.14c grade in the United States. Interstate 15 winds it’s way through this large canyon. Mesquite sits just over the state line in Nevada to the west, and St. George is not that far into Utah to the east. The routes are tall, the stone is immaculate, and the approaches are short. For the past couple decades many of the best climbers in the country have spent days and months redpointing the confirmed, elite level classics on these walls despite the air braking echoes from the big rigs rolling through.


Lime Kiln Canyon has been growing in popularity for the last fifteen years and offers a markedly different ambiance than its neighbor to the north. Lime Kiln is south of Mesquite, NV and near the state line. Again the walls are tall, the routes are long, and offer up slabby to slightly overhanging terrain. The Kiln also boasts a handful of multi pitch sport routes with modest grades. This is a somewhat fragile area, so please be respectful all around and please help keep it clean.

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Northwest corner of Arizona.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Arizona Strip

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 95
Office Party
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Simple Truths
Sport 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 115
Divine Vessel
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 90
Last Supper
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 189
Khaleesi
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 73
Excalibur
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 112
The Madness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 192
Mesquiter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 120
The Sadness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 91
Greyhound
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 70
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 68
Mentor
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 94
Vesper
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 137
Homeostasis
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 78
Mantis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Office Party Lime Kiln Canyon > Sacred Trust
 95
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Simple Truths Lime Kiln Canyon > Sacred Trust
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Divine Vessel Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 115
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Last Supper Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 90
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Khaleesi Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 189
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Excalibur Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 73
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
The Madness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 112
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mesquiter Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 192
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sadness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 120
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Greyhound Lime Kiln Canyon > Back Walls
 91
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 70
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mentor Virgin River Gorge > Mentor Cave
 68
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Vesper Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 94
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Homeostasis Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 137
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mantis Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 78
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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