Flagstaff Climbing Guides are authorized to guide and instruct commercially by the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service.
The Pit is Northern Arizona’s premier limestone sport climbing area located only 10 minutes from downtown Flagstaff. The cliff is mostly south facing allowing for plenty of climbing all year. The nature of the rock is generally steep and riddled with pockets with routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.13. Beautiful scenery and great climbing make this an excellent destination no matter what ability level you are.
Jacks Canyon is a limestone sport climbing area located about 1.5 hrs east of Flagstaff near Winslow. The setting is a beautiful limestone canyon with climbing all year. During the winter, we chase sun to stay warm and during the summer we chase shade to stay cool. There are hundreds of routes to choose from on clean, highly textured limestone.
West Elden is one of Flagstaff’s oldest climbing areas. This is predominantly a trad climbing area which has helped to preserve it’s clean and wild feel. West Elden is located at almost 8000 feet so climbing there is a great way to escape the heat during the summer. The rock is called Dacite, which is volcanic and climbs much like a highly textured granite.
PARADISE FORKS (THE FORKS)
Paradise Forks is one of the most beautiful climbing areas in the southwest. This area is located 45 minutes west of Flagstaff near Williams at the head of Sycamore Canyon. The climbing is on basalt columns and the nature of the climbing is steep crack climbing. The traditional ethic has left this area very pristine.
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
Joshua Tree is a world famous climbing area located in Southern California. With over 5,000 routes of all difficulty levels and mild winter weather, Joshua Tree is one of the greatest fall, winter and spring destinations in the world. Wild domes of course granite and a landscape straight out of a Dr. Suess book make this area a ‘must visit’ for any climber no matter what their experience level is.