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The Arizona Strip Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.64199, -113.14824 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Arizona Strip might as well be in Utah, as far as getting to it from the rest of AZ. Desert limestone Crags... Not of lot of info here. Yet?

Rock Climbing Photo: Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing V...
Keith Ladzinski photo of Whitney Boland climbing Vesper. Lime Kiln Canyon.

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Doyle on Necessary Evil at the VRG.
Mike Doyle on Necessary Evil at the VRG.

Getting There 

Northwest corner of Arizona.

Climbing Season



Weather station 25.2 miles from here

93 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',20],['5.11',15],['5.12',24],['5.13',19],['>=5.14',6],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Arizona Strip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Arizona Strip:
Office Party   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 6 pitches, 350'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust
Interlopers   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust
Simple Truths   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust
Bloody Mary   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall
Khaleesi   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
The Madness   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
The Sadness   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 115'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Mesquiter    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Greyhound   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Total Depravity   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 165'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Vesper   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Mentor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Virgin River Gorge : Mentor Cave
Mantis   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Homo Faber   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
The Honeycomb   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Joe Six Pack   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Virgin River Gorge : Planet Earth Wall
Fall of Man   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall
Hoarse Platitudes    5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 120'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Magnum Opus    5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 120'   Lime Kiln Canyon : The Grail
Horse Latitudes   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Virgin River Gorge : Planet Earth Wall
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Featured Route For The Arizona Strip
Rock Climbing Photo: Honeycomb (JBN climbing)

The Honeycomb 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : The Grail
Consistant through the slabby bottom section - this is harder than it appears. A rest mid way leads into the headwall and the route gradually gets tougher until a final series of sculpted amazing pockets in the bulge guarding the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By Shawn Heath
Administrator
From: Forchheim, Germany
Feb 3, 2014
Since I had no idea what the hell "The Strip" was and you may not either, here's a Wikipedia article about it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_...
By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 30, 2015
And if someone who knows these areas and would like to do a better description, I'd be happy to reassign the page.