Areas in *Prescott Areas
*Prescott Area Bouldering* 2 / 0 / 1 / 225 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 225
Granite Dells 52 / 29 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 70
Granite Mountain 79 / 10 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 91
Promised Land, The 2 / 23 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Sullivan's Canyon 65 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 66
Thumb Butte 23 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
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DescriptionPrescott is a beautiful little city, and she is 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 of Southern Arizona.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at *Prescott Areas
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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