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Classic Climbs for Sam's Throne & Surroundings


Mountain Project's determination of the most popular, highly-rated routes.

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fat Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chimney Up and Down
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Step Up
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lazy Arch
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last Chance
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Boston Rag
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Diagonal Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nuttin' but Nuts
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Poison Ivy
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slam Dance
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Albino Rhino
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Spring Break
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
New York Minute
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Smooth Operator
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Silverfish
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
You Crack Me Up
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Patio Direct
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Local Honey
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Red Faced Lizard
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tandem Slide aka Last Waltz
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
White Trash
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Razorback Roof
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Stems and Seeds
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Imminent Domain
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wormhole
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Middle Aged Crisis
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Battle of the Bulge
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Galaga
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Natural
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Diet Pepsi
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slam Wow
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Willy Wonka
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
White Lightning
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cosmic Hippo
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Son of Gimp
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mandolin Gypsy
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Job 3:25
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Whiff of a Dead Dog
Trad, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Involuntary Manslaughter
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Edge of Flight
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Eminence Front
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coup D'etat
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Snake, Rattle, and Roll
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Windy Armbuster
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Gracious Grant
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Apostles and Pagan
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Past the Jugs
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wizard and Glass
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Instant Karma
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Thermonuclear Meltdown
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dead Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Grand Traverse
Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Achilles Heel
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wisdom and Folly
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Elder Statesman
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Arkansas Reality
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pac Man
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dry County
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Brick Attack
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Quantum Leap
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flying Elvis
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Painted Warrior
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
The Black
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Dawn of the Dead
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fat Crack Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Chimney Up and Down Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Step Up Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Lazy Arch Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Last Chance Sam's Throne > Outback > Warrior Wall & Last Chance Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Boston Rag Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Diagonal Crack Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Nuttin' but Nuts Cave Creek > Crankenstein Boulder-Meat Walls 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Poison Ivy Sam's Throne > Throne > Poison Ivy Wall 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Slam Dance Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Prow & Reality Wall 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Albino Rhino Sam's Throne > Throne > S Side & Albino Rhino Wall 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Spring Break Sam's Throne > Throne > Throne Proper 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, TR
New York Minute Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Smooth Operator Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Prow & Reality Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Silverfish Sam's Throne > Outback > Seed Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
You Crack Me Up Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Patio Direct Sam's Throne > Throne > Plaque Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Local Honey Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Red Faced Lizard Cave Creek > Crankenstein Boulder-Meat Walls 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tandem Slide aka Last Waltz Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
White Trash Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Razorback Roof Sam's Throne > W Main Bluff > Arachnophobia, Dark Side, & Inte… 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Stems and Seeds Cave Creek > Gravity Slab/Meltdown Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Imminent Domain Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Prow & Reality Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Wormhole Candy Mtn 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Middle Aged Crisis Cave Creek > Cool Breeze Area 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Battle of the Bulge Sam's Throne > W Main Bluff > Coup D'etat Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Galaga Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Natural Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Prow & Reality Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Diet Pepsi Sam's Throne > W Main Bluff > Arachnophobia, Dark Side, & Inte… 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Slam Wow Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Willy Wonka Candy Mtn 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
White Lightning Sam's Throne > Throne > Poison Ivy Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cosmic Hippo Valley of The Blind 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Son of Gimp Cave Creek > Cool Breeze Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mandolin Gypsy Sam's Throne > Throne > S Side & Albino Rhino Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Job 3:25 Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Chickenhead Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Chickenhead Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Whiff of a Dead Dog Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Dead Dog & Energamata Walls 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Involuntary Manslaughter Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Edge of Flight Sam's Throne > Throne > Plaque Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Eminence Front Sam's Throne > Throne > S Side & Albino Rhino Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Coup D'etat Sam's Throne > W Main Bluff > Coup D'etat Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Snake, Rattle, and Roll Cave Creek > Gravity Slab/Meltdown Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Windy Armbuster Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Chickenhead Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Gracious Grant Candy Mtn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Apostles and Pagan Cave Creek > Gravity Slab/Meltdown Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Past the Jugs Sam's Throne > Throne > S Side & Albino Rhino Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Wizard and Glass Candy Mtn 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Instant Karma Sam's Throne > Throne > Plaque Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Thermonuclear Meltdown Cave Creek > Gravity Slab/Meltdown Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Dead Dog Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Dead Dog & Energamata Walls 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Grand Traverse Valley of The Blind 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 4 pitches
Achilles Heel Candy Mtn 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wisdom and Folly Valley of The Blind 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Elder Statesman Candy Mtn 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Arkansas Reality Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Prow & Reality Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Pac Man Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dry County Sam's Throne > Throne > Poison Ivy Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Brick Attack Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Quantum Leap Sam's Throne > Throne > S Side & Albino Rhino Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flying Elvis Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Painted Warrior Valley of The Blind 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Black Valley of The Blind 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Dawn of the Dead Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Dawn Wall 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport