EAST VERDE RIVER ROCK CLIMBING
IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA

This is one of the most beautiful crags in Arizona. Its called the Library for the two dihedrals in the middle of the crag. It's clean and strait forward for the most part. The climbs range from 40'-60'.

 

The Climbs are more on the south side of the river. An easy trail follows the ridge of the hill and leads you strait to the base of the Crag.  Be careful and don't fall off the edge into traffic.

Photo Credit:  Cameron Davis

Access Points

As you leave Payson to go toward Jacks Canyon, Isolation, or Pine/Strawberry, you will cross the East Verde about two to three miles out side of the Payson city limits. Before you cross the bridge, park on the right side of the Road.

Photo Credit:  Cameron Davis

Classic Climbing Routes at East Verde River

According to the Mountain Project these are the highest rated climbing routes in this area.