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Areas in The Arizona Strip

Colorado City Area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Dutchman's Draw 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lime Kiln Canyon 0 / 67 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 67
Virgin River Gorge 0 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43
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Description [Suggest Change]

The Arizona Strip is the northwestern most corner of Arizona which is somewhat isolated from the rest of the state because of the Colorado River, and the Grand Canyon. More of a playground for Southern Utah and Nevada climbers looking for beautiful desert limestone sport climbing.
Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing Vesper. Lime Kiln Canyon.

The Virgin River Gorge is perhaps the most recognizable crag, and known for the route Necessary Evil. First climbed by Chris Sharma in 1997, this route was one of the first to receive the 5.14c grade in the United States.

Mike Doyle on Necessary Evil at the VRG.

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Northwest corner of Arizona.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Arizona Strip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
Eminent Domain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Office Party
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 53
Merely a Flesh Wound
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Homeostasis
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 62
Khaleesi
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 40
The Madness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 77
Mesquiter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
The Sadness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 42
Greyhound
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 43
Mentor
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 46
Vesper
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 35
Mantis
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 25
Homo Faber
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 23
The Honeycomb
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 23
Hoarse Platitudes
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Eminent Domain Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Office Party Lime Kiln Canyon > Sacred Trust
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Merely a Flesh Wound Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 53
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Homeostasis Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 35
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Khaleesi Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 62
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Madness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 40
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mesquiter Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 77
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sadness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Greyhound Lime Kiln Canyon > Back Walls
 42
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mentor Virgin River Gorge > Mentor Cave
 43
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Vesper Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 46
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Mantis Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 35
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Homo Faber Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 25
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Honeycomb Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 23
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Hoarse Platitudes Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail
 23
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Shawn Heath
Forchheim, Germany
Shawn Heath   Forchheim, Germany  
Since I had no idea what the hell "The Strip" was and you may not either, here's a Wikipedia article about it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizo… Feb 3, 2014
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
And if someone who knows these areas and would like to do a better description, I'd be happy to reassign the page. Jun 30, 2015

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