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Elevation: 5,327 ft
GPS: 34.54559, -112.46908
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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 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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 70
Facelift
Boulder
V6 7A
 69
Moonstone
Boulder
V8 7B
 32
Eclipse
Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 129
The Classic
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Chiêu Hôi
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 107
Magnolia Thunderpussy
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Mecca
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Coatimundi / Candyland LInkup
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Said and Done
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Reunion
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 40
Kingpin
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
The Slammer Jam
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Candyland
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 29
Coatimundi Whiteout
Trad 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 31
Solomon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Facelift Prescott Boulde… > … > Satellite Areas > Island (Facelift Area)
 70
V4 6B Boulder
Moonstone Prescott Boulde… > … > Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 69
V6 7A Boulder
Eclipse Prescott Boulde… > … > Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 32
V8 7B Boulder
The Classic Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 129
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Chiêu Hôi Granite Mountain > Right Section
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Magnolia Thunderpussy Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 107
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Mecca Thumb Butte > Mecca Area (Northeast…
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Coatimundi / Candyland LInkup Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Said and Done Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Reunion Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 53
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Kingpin Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 40
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 5 pitches
The Slammer Jam Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 48
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Candyland Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 65
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Coatimundi Whiteout Granite Mountain > Middle Section
 29
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Solomon Promised Land > Solomon Area
 31
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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