Grand Canyon Climbing Areas
Grand Canyon Climbing on the South Rim
The climbs in the Grand Canyon village area are composed of Kaibab Limestone. Near the Bright Angel trail there are several short sport climbs with limited bolts, but fairly good anchor points. There are also a couple (literally) boulder problems here. Other established climbs can be found further east along Desert View Drive. Since the Kaibab Limestone is along the rim, it gives climbers the best access to one of the most solid layers of the Grand Canyon to climb.
Inner Grand Canyon Rock Climbs
The classic Inner Canyon Ascent is without doubt Zoroaster Temple. This stout 5.9 requires a strenuous approach of a day or more each way for the average human, which almost guarantees solitude for those who make it. Bouldering options can be found along the Redwall Limestone on the Tonto Platform, in side canyon and near the harder rock along the Colorado River. Check out the Falcon Guide to Rock Climbing Arizona to get more info.