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Elevation: 8,691 ft
GPS: 35.30709, -111.70512
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Apr 18, 2020
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen
Warning Access Issue: Seasonal Nesting Closure DetailsDrop down

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The Peaks Crag is a stunning row of volcanic Dacite with slabs, steep pillars, laser cut dihedrals, sweeping arêtes, and wild headwalls. Certain sectors of slow cooled stone show characteristics of Rhyolite. A mix of trad and sport routes are spread out across the colorfully streaked and often vibrant wall. Large Ponderosa pines and towering Aspens line the base and provide a perfect backdrop for a days climbing. During the fall color change this place quickly becomes one of the most beautiful walls in Flagstaff. The crag has aged and matured in the sense that hundreds of ascents have both subdued much of the sharpness, as well as most of the brittle flakes. The routes feel pretty clean at this point, however if you stray to far off the beaten path, you may encounter somewhat questionable rock here and there.

There are 60+ routes with grades that run from 5.7 to 5.14- and everything in between. I’ve split this wall into two sections to correspond with the annual Peregrine Falcon closure boundary; The North End and the South End. Only the North End is open to climbing during the seasonal closure. The closure period typically runs from March 15th through the middle of July after the chicks have fledged, though officially its through the middle of August until rescinded. See the access issue for more up to date information.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Peaks Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 166
Clean Slate
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 187
New River
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 150
Giggle Drops
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 108
16 Weeks
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 111
Prosthesis
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 117
Be Yourself
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
Our Daily Bread
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 49
Lion's Bait
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 94
Be the Burn
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 103
Chasing Dragons
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 45
Burning Point
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 62
Up in Smoke
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 24
Pitbull Lipstick
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 47
Black Swan
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 13
Shaman School
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Clean Slate N End
 166
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
New River N End
 187
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Giggle Drops S End
 150
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
16 Weeks N End
 108
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Prosthesis N End
 111
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Be Yourself N End
 117
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Our Daily Bread N End
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Lion's Bait N End
 49
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Be the Burn S End
 94
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Chasing Dragons N End
 103
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Burning Point S End
 45
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Up in Smoke S End
 62
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Pitbull Lipstick N End
 24
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Black Swan N End
 47
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Shaman School N End
 13
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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