Clay with a new take on an old route
Steep red wall routes and some classic adventure climbs make this a must visit for the well rounded Tucson local and visitor alike.
Drop down the gully described in the "Getting There" for the Reef of Rocks. Take the big ledge that effectively splits the formations at the halfway point. Traverse around the corner doing a 3rd class section that will wake you up. After this you will see Aegir. Continue on the ledge to the bases of the routes.
Climbing Season For the 7 - Upper Highway area.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Aegir
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aegir:
Elacca Drug 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Tideways 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Reef Break 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 3 pitches, 235'
Rogue Planet 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 230'
Doubt 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Featured Route For Aegir
Doubt 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Aegir
This is a very special route with an interesting history. It was the last route bolted by prominent AZ first ascentionist Ray Ringle. The story goes that he was unhappy with the level of chipping that had begun to characterize routes of the era, and after bolting and manufacturing what would become Doubt, he never attempted the route and abandoned route development entirely. The route lay dormant for likely close to 20 years until I stumbled upon it, labeled simply "unfinished", in the guidebook...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Aegir NW corner. Direct Madness visible.
Clay working on a new Aegir route