Elevation: 6,056 ft
GPS: 34.997, -111.78 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blake M on Jun 2, 2016 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd
Access Issue: Coconino & Kaibab National Forest Closure 6/23/21 Details

Description

A striking shear coconino canyon high up in the west fork. Mostly known for its canyoneering route.

Getting There

Insomnia is best approached from above. Drive out Woody Mountain Road (FS 231) turning left at the T with 231A. Continue to either FS 778 (25.3 mi) for the west side of the canyon or FS 9019M (26.5 mi) for the east side..

Note: Mileages are from RT 66 Woody Mtn intersection.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Insomnia Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Insomnia Spire - 25 to Life
Trad 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Enter Sandman
Trad 6 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Valhalla
Trad 6 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Heir To The Throne
Trad 6 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Reign of Sand
Trad 7 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Life Without Parole
Trad 6 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Shenanigans
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Insomnia Spire - 25 to Life
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Enter Sandman
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 6 pitches
Valhalla
 13
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Heir To The Throne
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Reign of Sand
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 7 pitches
Life Without Parole
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 6 pitches
Shenanigans
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 7 pitches
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