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Welcome to Arizona! 

Arizona is purported to have more exposed rock than any other state in the US. The bad news is that it isn't ALL climbable. The good news is that tons of it is great for pulling on! Granite, qaurtzite, dacite, basalt, limestone, sandstone, gneiss, monzonite, welded tuff, and a thousand other kinds of stone to pull down on.

From the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Paradise Forks in the north, to the crags of Granite Mountain, the Superstitions, and Queen Creek, and finally south to Mount Lemmon and Cochise Stronghold, we have it all! Cracks of all sizes, wide, thin, edges, pockets, jugs, sport, trad, bouldering, big walls, no approach, big hike...whatever you're psyched about! The one thing we're a little short on in most areas is crowds, but that's a good thing.

We also have the best year 'round climbing possibilities in the country with crags at just about every elevation imaginable. Between that and the large percentage of sunny days, there ain't a whole lot more you could ask for!

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Weather station 7.9 miles from here

7,587 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',523],['3 Stars',2689],['2 Stars',2900],['1 Star',1197],['Bomb',61]
['<=5.6',351],['5.7',395],['5.8',580],['5.9',763],['5.10',1677],['5.11',1349],['5.12',677],['5.13',149],['>=5.14',18],['',0],['<=V1',517],['V2-3',225],['V4-5',324],['V6-7',168],['V8-9',93],['V10-11',61],['V12-13',10],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Arizona

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Arizona:
Old Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   4 - Windy Point West : South Fin
Endgame   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Group : End Pinnacle
The Windows Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Black and Tan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   *The Waterfall* : *The Main Amphitheater
Warpaint   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 680'   West Stronghold : Westworld Dome
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Group : Rockfellow Dome
The Prow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   Paradise Forks : The Prow
Two Kings And A Pawn   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Chessman Area : 4 - Queen
Be Yourself   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Peaks Crag : North End
Tufa Yard Dash   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   *The Homestead : Tufa City
The Winsloner   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Paradise Lost   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall
Cold Fusion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   *The Homestead : Rough Rider Wall
Hard Day at The Orifice   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Fortress : Orifice Wall
Slap My Fro   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Mentor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Mentor Cave
Vesper   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Tsunami   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   3 - Windy Point East : New Wave Wall
The Joker   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'    The Pit : The White Wall
Mission To Mars   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   West Twin Butte : The Planetarium
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Featured Route For Arizona
Rock Climbing Photo: The new and improved Mulligan Pie in relation to t...

Mulligan Pie 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Hobo Jungle
Traditionally, each hobo would add to the communal Mulligan Stew with the hopes of making it more varied and tasteful. This variation now climbs the original Mulligan Stew, but at the horn above the first crux, instead of bailing out right on easy ground to the low anchor, continue cranking on the left side of arete to the ledge rest. Finally chase two more bolts in the exposed headwall for dessert!It is easiest to clean the route by following....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Another Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Another Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Best seat in the house...
Best seat in the house...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocelots. Photo by Blitzo.
Ocelots. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Havasu
Havasu
Rock Climbing Photo: stormy sunset, july 3, '08
stormy sunset, july 3, '08
Rock Climbing Photo: always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
always a bit gripped at the practice cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocotillo. Photo by Blitzo.
Ocotillo. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: AZ sunrise - December '07.
AZ sunrise - December '07.
Rock Climbing Photo: Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Blooming (Barrel?) Cactus, March 09.
Rock Climbing Photo: Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. earthworks...
Side-blotched lizard, Northern Arizona. earthworks...
Rock Climbing Photo: Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. Photo ...
Saguaro mutation-Saguaro National Monument. Photo ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Unhappy guy with 36-stich zipper in his leg. But, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Carefree az
Carefree az
Rock Climbing Photo: Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Near Rap Rock 3/11/2010. Really.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mooney
Mooney
Rock Climbing Photo: Agathalon. Photo by Blitzo.
Agathalon. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Monument Valley. This may be in Utah. It's right o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ajo Mountains, AZ. Photo by Blitzo.
Ajo Mountains, AZ. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. Photo by Blitzo.
Saguaro in bloom-AZ state flower. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Spider Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Spider Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Arizona sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Devils bridge Sedona
Devils bridge Sedona
Rock Climbing Photo: Peace of Mind...
Peace of Mind...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cold beer and a send
Cold beer and a send

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