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Western Bouldering Area Rock Climbing 

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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]

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The Tomb V3 6A  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Western Bouldering Area
A challenging problem with a cave section. Variety of holds. Core and balance are key. Rock quality is poorer in some areas, test it out before committing.Beta:The start feels most natural at the protrusion with a pinch block and small holes (see pics). The next big protrusion has a large undercling crimp, which is usually matched on. Go out to a small but deep pocket to the right. Past here there are many options. A common way is to get left hand to an okay jug (above the pocket),...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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