Who We Are
Queen Creek Coalition is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maximize rock climbing opportunities in and near Queen Creek Canyon, east of Superior, Arizona. The cliffs, pinnacles and boulders in the vicinity of the Oak Flat campground in Queen Creek Canyon are collectively known as the “Queen Creek” climbing area. It is one of Arizona’s major rock climbing areas, with over 700 roped-climbing routes and over 1,000 boulder problems. As part of its mission, Queen Creek Coalition seeks to promote safe and sustainable climbing in the region by serving as a source of information for climbers intending to visit the region.
Members of our Board of Directors include climbers who have worked for many years to promote and advance rock climbing in Queen Creek Canyon and throughout Arizona. Two have established indoor climbing gyms; four have served as Presidents of the Arizona Mountaineering Club; three have been prolific route developers in Queen Creek; one is a former Access Fund regional representative; and one is the author of a comprehensive guidebook to the Queen Creek area and creator of the Queen Creek fold-out guides in common use.
Queen Creek Coalition currently is working to secure future climbing access to Queen Creek climbing areas that are now, or in the future may be, either owned by Resolution Copper Mining or affected by its operations. Queen Creek Coalition is also working with government leaders, climbing-industry representatives and with the Access Fund, the national climber’s advocacy organization, in an effort to conserve the significant climbing resources in and around Queen Creek Canyon.
Queen Creek Coalition welcomes community input. Anyone who wants to know more about the organization’s goals and activities is encouraged to contact Queen Creek Coalition through this website or by contacting any member of its Board of Directors.