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5 O crack T 
Aaron's Arete  T,TR 
Alpha Dog S 
Antsy Pantsy S 
Arborist, The T,TR 
Baby Business T,S 
Corner Pocket S 
Cujo T,TR 
Joy of Cooking S 
Liken It S 
Little Jon T 
Los Amigos T 
Modern Day Cowboy S 
Mouthfull S 
Open Book, The T 
Rough Rider T,TR 
Tail Eater S 
Transverse to Heaven T 
Womb, The T 
Worm, The T,TR 

The Library Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: ldsclimber on Jan 20, 2009
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Most of the routs are on the right side of the wal...


Easily accessed from the SR 87 by parking on the east side of the road just south of the bridge. Head up loose embankment and follow ridge line to the base of the crag. Or access the top by Flowing Springs Rd 1/2 mile south of the bridge again on the east of SR 87. Use the parking area on the left just as the road turns right and heads down to the river bed.

Getting There 

Aprox 2 miles North of Payson

Climbing Season

For the Central Arizona area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Library

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Library:
Transverse to Heaven   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Cujo   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, TR, 50'   
5 O crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
The Worm   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR   
Los Amigos   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
The Open Book   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mouthfull   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Corner Pocket   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Joy of Cooking   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Modern Day Cowboy   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For The Library
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris working MDC

Modern Day Cowboy 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : The Library
This may be the coolest route on the cliff! Starts in the middle of the far left blank wall and takes good holds to the chains. Trends left from start to finish. Great movement! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: View to the South from the top of the Library
View to the South from the top of the Library
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By Rico E
Jun 10, 2011
there is some sick routes back here. easy approach too!
By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Sep 25, 2011
Went to East Verde area for a few hours. About 6-7 miles north of the 260 intersection in Payson. Nice little cliff. Only climbed a couple of routes, but it seemed they were well equipped for lead and most were simple (with enough webbing) to toprope.
Great afternoon area (when its warm). Faces NNE. Got some morning sun.
Some routes were a bit 'pebbly' but should clean up nicely.
In general, steep (vertical & some roof) and fun.
Thanks for all the prep work equipping these routes.
By Jonathan Myers
Jul 29, 2013
Does anyone know if there is climbing on the river parking side, or is this side off limits for permanent bolts?

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