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Areas in **Phoenix Areas

Beardsley Boulders 4 / 5 / 2 / 25 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 35
Camelback Mountain 18 / 26 / 1 / 5 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 51
Cholla Mountain 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2
Greevers' Needle 7 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 12
Icecapades 0 / 0 / 0 / 100 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 100
Jacuzzi Spires 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Little Granite Mountain 34 / 15 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 41
Lookout Mountain 0 / 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
McDowell Mountains 97 / 37 / 9 / 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 126
Papago Park 0 / 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Phoenix Area Buildering 1 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Pinnacle Peak 76 / 22 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 93
South Mountain 1 / 0 / 4 / 126 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 128
Superstition Mountains 88 / 5 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 93
Windy Walks 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

Description

Phoenix is a winter mecca and summertime is long. This large desert city is home to a substantial amount of classic climbing. Whether you are trying to escape winter, or call it home, you have plenty of options to explore some stone.

The areas covered are varied in style and rock. The granite of the McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak are bastions of Traditional climbing on great rock. Both of these areas are Scottsdale City Parks, please respect the rules. No new routes are allowed in either Park.

South Mountain has great granite bouldering in one of the largest City parks. This area and Camelback are both Phoenix City Parks and have rules that allow us to use them as climbers. Please respect the Parks and we can continue to enjoy this resource.

Getting There

From Phoenix you can drive in town to your favorite afternoon bouldering area or head to North Scottsdale for great granite traditional climbing.

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Classic Climbing Routes at **Phoenix Areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
West Chimney
Trad 4 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Quaker Oats
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
East Face
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Varicose
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Razor's Edge
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hanging Gardens
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Renaissance Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Birthday Party
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Long Lead
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Beat Feet
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mickey Mantle
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Donamatrix
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Chimera
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Spice Box
Sport 3 pitches
West Chimney Superstition Mtns > Weavers Needle 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad 4 pitches
South Crack Pinnacle Peak > Pinnacle Peak 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Quaker Oats McDowell Mtns > Sven Slab 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
East Face Camelback Mtn > Praying Monk 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Sport
Varicose Pinnacle Peak > AMC Boulder 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Razor's Edge Superstition Mtns > Northwest Pinnacles > Hand 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Hanging Gardens McDowell Mtns > Gardeners Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Renaissance Direct McDowell Mtns > Gardeners Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Birthday Party Pinnacle Peak > Pinnacle Peak 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Long Lead Superstition Mtns > Barks Canyon Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Beat Feet McDowell Mtns > Morrell's Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mickey Mantle Pinnacle Peak > AMC Boulder 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Donamatrix Camelback Mtn > Headwall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Chimera Camelback Mtn > Gargoyle Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Spice Box Camelback Mtn > Headwall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
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Greg Opland    
Does Phoenix Rock II cover the Superstition Mts areas?

Nope. Dec 12, 2016
Does Phoenix Rock II cover the Superstition Mts areas?


Dec 11, 2016
I spent about 6 months in the area and didn't get to do any real climbing. Being new to the sport I decided not to go climbing by myself in the desert, but to explore all I could instead. I'll be going back with my climbing buddy Brian some time soon. Here are just some of the pics I got on my trip.









The following pics are from Papago Park in East Phoenix. I took a friend and his family to try some low level bouldering because they were interested in climbing. I'm not good enough to teach anyone else so I figured this was a safe start for them.














Jul 6, 2012

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