The Peaks Crag, or formally,The Southwest Shoulder, is a 90' tall row of weathered dacite tucked up in a shallow canyon amongst the giant aspens, and fat ponderosas on the southern flanks of The San Francisco Peaks. Folks have been climbing here since at least the late seventies, and definitely since the early eighties. It is obscurely listed in Tim Toula's "A Cheap Way To Fly".
The Peaks Crag remains one of only two small route climbing areas in the whole of the San Francisco Peaks area. Sad but true, and it's this fact, coupled with the crags seasonally easy access off the heals of Snow Bowl Rd and Forest Rd 522 that have lead to it becoming more popular in the last decade as more and more ascents have lead to cleaner routes, and a better over all climbing experience.
This small crag has very engaging traditional gear routes interspersed with thoughtful sport lines. But sorry folks, there are very few routes here under 5.9. However, the more seasoned climber will find very entertaining routes up to 5.13, and at least several good lines in each grade from 5.10 up. Though there aren't of ton of great lines, there are classics in each grade. Locals love it, while most visitors I run into find it sharp, and just above average, but that's usually how it goes.