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Western Bouldering Area

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Western Bouldering Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Located at Echo Canyon Trailhead and has numerous large boulders. There are many traverses that are clearly marked with chalk, with most problems being easier than V3. Rock quality leaves something to be desired, but it's solid enough to climb on.

Open from Sunrise to Sunset.

Most boulders are in a 'closed' area, but as long as climbers are respectful to it, everything will work out.

There are ~50 notable problems here, which are mostly in the guidebook.

Getting There 

Go to Echo Canyon Trailhead (N Echo Canyon Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85018). Paved road with parking lot.

Follow the main trail from the parking lot. After 500 feet or so you'll hit a large boulder with pockets. This is just before the Ramada on the right. There is a climbers trail on the left of the boulder.

This trail will lead to nearly all the main boulders, though some boulders are easier to get to by taking the main trail further. There are other boulders past the Ramada on the right and others to the left of the climbers trail.

Climbing Season

For the Camelback Mountain area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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


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Rock Climbing Photo: Left traverse

The Eternal Traverse V0-1 4+  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Western Bouldering Area
A big rock face with many holds at around 6 feetVariationsLeft:Start in the middle and traverse left, great warm-up (V0-)Right:Start on the first good hold to the right of the middle and traverse right. Fun route, many underclings (V0+/V1-)Full:Start on either end and traverse the rock face. The full traverse is tricky due to a lack of holds between the two variations above, but is doable. If you go from right to left and attempt to top out, the route could b...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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