Elevation: 1,150 ft
GPS: 33.505, -112.077 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: manuel rangel on Jan 24, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 57
West Chimney
Trad 4 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 88
Quaker Oats
Sport
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 110
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 139
East Face
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 71
Varicose
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 83
Razor's Edge
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 147
Hanging Gardens
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 61
Treiber's Deception
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 52
Renaissance Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 79
Birthday Party
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Beat Feet
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Donamatrix
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 46
Chimera
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 55
Sphinctre Boy
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 48
Spice Box
Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Chimney Superstition Mo… > Weavers Needle
 57
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 4 pitches
Quaker Oats McDowell Mountains > Sven Slab
 88
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
South Crack Pinnacle Peak > Pinnacle Peak
 110
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
East Face Camelback Mountain > Praying Monk
 139
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Varicose Pinnacle Peak > AMC Boulder
 71
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Razor's Edge Superstition Mo… > Northwest Pinna… > Hand
 83
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Hanging Gardens McDowell Mountains > Gardener's Wall
 147
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Treiber's Deception McDowell Mountains > Tom's Thumb
 61
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Renaissance Direct McDowell Mountains > Gardener's Wall
 52
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Birthday Party Pinnacle Peak > Pinnacle Peak
 79
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Beat Feet McDowell Mountains > Morrell's Wall
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Donamatrix Camelback Mountain > Headwall
 76
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Chimera Camelback Mountain > Gargoyle Wall
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Sphinctre Boy McDowell Mountains > Girlie Man Area
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Spice Box Camelback Mountain > Headwall
 48
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
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