Paradise 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. This is a great place to learn crack climbing, placing gear and anchor building. Advanced multi-pitch and self-rescue courses are often held here. Camping is available for free in the surrounding National Forest. Please do not camp at the climbing area. The Forks is located about 40 minutes west of Flagstaff so we can only offer full day trips here.

Getting there:
From Flagstaff, drive west on I40 to exit 178 (Parks Road). Drive south from the interstate on Garland Prairie Rd. This turns into FR141. After 13.8 miles, turn left on FR109 and drive south for 3.4 miles to a short road heading left. Turn here and park at the parking area with a forest service maintained pit toilet. Follow the trail down a short hill and head left, right or straight to the climbing areas.


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  • American Alpine Club
  • American Mountain Guides Association
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Climbing Wall association
  • The Access Fund
  • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Forest Service