Elevation: 2,089 ft
GPS: 36.90348, -113.88023
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

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.

Getting There

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
 107
Office Party
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Simple Truths
Sport 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 138
Divine Vessel
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 176
Homeostasis
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 246
Khaleesi
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 83
Excalibur
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 129
The Madness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 235
Mesquiter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 141
The Sadness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 100
Greyhound
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 88
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 79
The Serf
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 76
Mentor
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 115
Vesper
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 99
Mantis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Office Party Lime Kiln Canyon > Sacred Trust
 107
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Simple Truths Lime Kiln Canyon > Sacred Trust
 74
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Divine Vessel Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 138
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Homeostasis Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 176
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Khaleesi Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 246
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Excalibur Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 83
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
The Madness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 129
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mesquiter Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 235
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sadness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 141
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Greyhound Lime Kiln Canyon > Back Walls
 100
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 88
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Serf Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 79
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mentor Virgin River Gorge > Mentor Cave
 76
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Vesper Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 115
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Mantis Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 99
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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