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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 / 56 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 56
Virgin River Gorge 0 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43
Elevation: 5,293 ft
GPS: 36.642, -113.148 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
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Description

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.


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.

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Northwest corner of Arizona.

103 Total Climbs

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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
Office Party
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Merely a Flesh Wound
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Simple Truths
Sport 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Khaleesi
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
The Madness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mesquiter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
The Sadness
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Mentor
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Vesper
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Total Depravity
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mantis
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Homo Faber
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Joe Six Pack
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
The Honeycomb
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Hoarse Platitudes
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Office Party Lime Kiln Canyon > Sacred Trust 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Merely a Flesh Wound Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Simple Truths Lime Kiln Canyon > Sacred Trust 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Khaleesi Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Madness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mesquiter Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sadness Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mentor Virgin River Gorge > Mentor Cave 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Vesper Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Total Depravity Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Mantis Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Homo Faber Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Joe Six Pack Virgin River Gorge > Planet Earth Wall 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Honeycomb Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hoarse Platitudes Lime Kiln Canyon > Grail 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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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
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

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