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Description

Prescott is a beautiful little city, and it’s loaded with granite!! Not to mention a colorful climbing history. From the unique holds of Thumb Butte to the 500' wall of Granite Mountain, to the tricky folds of the Dells, Prescott has a substantial list of quality routes, both trad and sport, old school and new.

Along with that, Sullivan's Canyon is a great basalt area which really caters to the beginner and moderate trad climber. Throw in the quartzite sport routes of the Promised Land, and you have a perfect mid elevation destination to either shake off the cold of Flagstaff, or to flee the heat of the lower deserts.

And, of course, the bouldering is awesome! The steel grey, fine grained granite of areas like Groom Creek and Wolf Creek speak for themselves, while the mid grained golden granite around town reminds one of perfect Joshua Tree style stone. You can get lost for days of highballing out at Watson Lake, or try your hand at some fantastic pocketed basalt bouldering at Thumb Butte and in Sullivan's Canyon. The Santa Maria Mountains north of town still hold a quantity of undeveloped mid grained granite. The list of excellent problems is long, and reaches well into the double digit V's at this point in time.

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Classic Climbing Routes at *Prescott Area

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V0+ 4+
 81
The Wave
Boulder
V4 6B
 51
Facelift
Boulder
V6 7A
 48
Moonstone
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 47
Dislocation Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 51
High Exposure Exit
Trad, Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 112
The Classic
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Chiêu Hôi
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 92
Magnolia Thunderpussy
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Crack Lover's Variation
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Coatimundi / Candyland LInkup
Trad 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Reunion
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Co-op Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 33
Kingpin
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
The Slammer Jam
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 53
Candyland
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Wave Prescott Boulde… > … > Main Boulders > Wave Area
 81
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Facelift Prescott Boulde… > … > Satellite Areas > Island (Facelift Area)
 51
V4 6B Boulder
Moonstone Prescott Boulde… > … > Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 48
V6 7A Boulder
Dislocation Direct Granite Mountain > Swamp Slabs
 47
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
High Exposure Exit Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 51
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport
The Classic Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 112
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Chiêu Hôi Granite Mountain > Right Section
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Magnolia Thunderpussy Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 92
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Crack Lover's Variation Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Coatimundi / Candyland LInkup Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Reunion Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 45
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Co-op Crack Granite Dells > … > High Rappel Area > Co-op Crack Area
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Kingpin Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 33
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 5 pitches
The Slammer Jam Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 39
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Candyland Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 53
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
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