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*Mt. Humphreys 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Ghost Town 10 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Hobo Jungle 15 / 29 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44
Peaks Crag, The 19 / 50 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 69
Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 35.328, -111.712 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: JJ Schlick on May 24, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Description

The famed San Francisco Peaks are a southwestern icon, spiritual home of the Kachinas, a sacred site to over thirteen different southwestern indigenous tribes, and named by each. The Peaks are also home of the tallest point in Arizona, which is Mt. Humphrey's at close to 13,000'. This beautiful mountain oasis is surrounded by deserts to the north, west, and east, and the worlds largest stand of Ponderosa pines seem to cascade away from the Peaks in all southernly directions like a living lava flow. These mountains are cherished by anyone who spends time in their depths, and on their summits.



Famed Spanish explorer Coronado, passed through the mountains with his men in 1540, but didn't stay long. He was once again on the move towards a grand canyon, that he had heard of to the north, during his epic quest to find the fabled "Seven Cities of Gold".....

In 1629 a group of Franciscan Friars made contact with the Hopi Mesas to the east of the mountains. It was this group of explorers who christened the mountains The San Francisco Peaks, in honor of their patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi.



The Peaks are a stratovolcano formed over the course of some 2.8 million years. They once built themselves up to an estimated height of 16,000'- 18,000', before finally exploding and falling into itself forming the caldera of The Inner Basin, around 200,000 years ago. The San Francisco Peaks are also home to The Arizona Snowbowl. One of only a few ski hills in Arizona, and with good reason. Don't miss out on a mesmerizing fall hike through Lockett Meadow!!!



The Peaks, as locals lovingly call them, hold a great network of trails, that will take you not only to the lofty summits, but through unique eco zones, canyons, and radical ridges. The views, of course are outstanding. Whether you are looking northeast towards the painted desert, south towards Oak Creek Canyon, or admiring the expansive volcanic fields and mounds all around, you will have the sense of being in a holy place. And it it is.


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Classic Climbing Routes at San Francisco Peaks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Hungry Hungry Hobo
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hobophilia
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Clean Slate
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
New River
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Southern Exposure
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gandy Dancer
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Off The Couch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Giggle Drops
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mulligan Stew
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Prosthesis
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
16 Weeks
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Be Yourself
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Be the Burn
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chasing Dragons
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
South of No North
Sport
Hungry Hungry Hobo Hobo Jungle 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Hobophilia Hobo Jungle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Clean Slate Peaks Crag > Middle Area 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
New River Peaks Crag > N End 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Southern Exposure Hobo Jungle 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gandy Dancer Hobo Jungle 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Off The Couch Peaks Crag > Middle Area 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Giggle Drops Peaks Crag > S End 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mulligan Stew Hobo Jungle 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Prosthesis Peaks Crag > Middle Area 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
16 Weeks Peaks Crag > Middle Area 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Be Yourself Peaks Crag > N End 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Be the Burn Peaks Crag > S End 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Chasing Dragons Peaks Crag > N End 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
South of No North Hobo Jungle 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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