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Flagstaff Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.19518, -111.63891 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Flagstaff is blessed with abundant, high quality bouldering on several different types of stone. With almost every style available from monstrous pocketed limestone roofs, the technical granite like crimps of our local dacite, to the slippery slopey local "fontesque" sandstone, you are sure to find something that tickles your trigger.

These areas are right in town, or within 20-30 minute drive and approach time.

Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Gentile dodging the fall of the impressive Wi...
Matt Gentile dodging the fall of the impressive Widow Maker V8, in the Flagstaff hinterlands.


Rock Climbing Photo: Colin Cox on An old project on the left side of th...
Colin Cox on An old project on the left side of the Heart Cave that was eventually sent by a visiting climber from abroad. Not sure about the name. Gloria's.


Rock Climbing Photo: JJ on the insecure finish of the thrilling Booze P...
JJ on the insecure finish of the thrilling Booze Pig V6, The Ridge.


Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Snyder on the famed Donkey Punch V6. Kelly Ca...
Jeff Snyder on the famed Donkey Punch V6. Kelly Canyon.

Andrew Ryder photo.


Rock Climbing Photo: Wade Forrest enjoying the super quality pocketed b...
Wade Forrest enjoying the super quality pocketed basalt of Turkey Tanks, on a slightly more obscure problem, kitty corner from the main south wall.


Basalt-
Buffalo Park, Turkey Tanks, San Francisco Wash

Dacite-
San Francisco Peaks areas Freidlein Prairie, Viet Springs, The Elephantitis Area, and all of the Mt Elden Areas

Limestone-
Priest Draw, The Ridge, Cherry Canyon, Flagstaff Hinterlands

Sandstone-
Kelly Canyon, Canyon Diablo~

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

419 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',52],['3 Stars',221],['2 Stars',115],['1 Star',25],['Bomb',1]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Flagstaff Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flagstaff Bouldering:
Left Arete   V0 4     Boulder, 16'   Priest Draw : Welcome Boulder A.K.A. Tria...
The Fin   V1-2 5     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : The Bat Roof
Centerpiece   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Buffalo Park
Aloha Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   East Kelly Canyon : Trailer Park
The Coffin   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Priest Draw : Coffin Roof
The Bat Cave   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : The Bat Roof
Hot Carl   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   East Kelly Canyon : Trailer Park
The Whip and the Cross   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : Parking Area Bouldering
Dope Lounge   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 18'   East Kelly Canyon : Donkey Punch Area
Bad Ass   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Howard Draw : Bad Ass Roof
Thin Man   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : Monster Roof
The Loaf   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : Monster Roof
Puffer Fish   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : Puzzle Box
Anorexic Sacrifice    V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : Anorexic Roof
Donkey Punch   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   East Kelly Canyon : Donkey Punch Area
Twister   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Priest Draw : Floor Pie Roof / Flying Sau...
Floor Pie   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Priest Draw : Floor Pie Roof / Flying Sau...
Move N' Groove Barbie   V7 7A+     Boulder   Priest Draw : Monster Roof
Carnivore   V8 7B     Boulder, 18'   Priest Draw : Anorexic Roof
Carnivore Direct   V9 7C     Boulder, 12'   Priest Draw : Anorexic Roof
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Featured Route For Flagstaff Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Wade F. piecing together the intricacies of Last L...

Last Light V5 6C  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : North Corridor
Last Light is the logical traverse of the East wall in the Corridor. There is an absolutely fabulous series of holds moving right to left, and the slightly overhanging wall takes you on a tour of the geology of Kelly Canyon 'Holds'. From finger stack drop pockets to bare bald slopers this line has them all, and the rock quality is excellent. Do to the complex nature of the holds this line feels like a route, and would be a challenging flash for almost any climber. An added bonus is that you can...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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