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Elevation: 1,127 ft
GPS: 33.5046, -112.07699
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Shared By: Manny Rangel on Jan 24, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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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.

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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.
V5 6C
 27
Crimp Master Funk
Boulder
V6 7A
 35
Elephant Tree
Boulder
V6 7A
 39
Smokey Desperado and the Sunshin…
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 38
Hairy Cleavage
Boulder
V7 7A+
 13
Mother of Invention
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
Oomphalos
Boulder
V8 7B
 13
Reptilian
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 182
East Face
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 192
Hanging Gardens
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Spinal Tap
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Mr. TrundleToes
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Space Cadets
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Leave It To Beaver
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 45
Field of Dreams
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Sidewinder
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crimp Master Funk S Mountain > Equestrian Area… > Delusions of Grandeur…
 27
V5 6C Boulder
Elephant Tree S Mountain > Pima Canyon Area > Amphitheatre
 35
V6 7A Boulder
Smokey Desperado and the Su… Beardsley Bould… > Beardsley Bould… > Sunshine Boulder
 39
V6 7A Boulder
Hairy Cleavage S Mountain > Pima Canyon Area > Africa Boulder
 38
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Mother of Invention Superstition Mo… > Fortress
 13
V7 7A+ Boulder
Oomphalos S Mountain > Equestrian Area… > Oomphalos Boulder
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
Reptilian S Mountain > Equestrian Area… > Tyrannosaurus Rex
 13
V8 7B Boulder
East Face Camelback Mountain > Praying Monk
 182
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Hanging Gardens McDowell Mountains > Gardener's Wall
 192
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Spinal Tap McDowell Mountains > Sven Towers > Sven Tower 3
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mr. TrundleToes Superstition Mo… > Lost Dihedrals Area
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Space Cadets McDowell Mountains > Morrell's Wall
 20
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Leave It To Beaver McDowell Mountains > Morrell's Wall
 23
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Field of Dreams Superstition Mo… > Flatiron
 45
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Sidewinder Pinnacle Peak > Pinnacle Peak
 16
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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