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Alamo Canyon is home to some of the most spectacular rock formations on the north side of the Santa Catalinas, and provides a rugged backcountry experience to those willing to endure the long approach. Leviathin Dome, rising over 1000' from the base, is Alamo Canyon's crown jewel.
From Bob Kerry's Backcountry Rockclimbing in Southern Arizona:
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User Friendly 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Leviathan Dome
Where the approach trail meets Leviathan is a long, right-facing corner that marks the start of the North Face route. Walk up left along the base of the rock passing a long left-facing corner. Just after you skirt a boulder blocking the base you will come to a small clearing. A small, tilted flat rock at the right end is a good place to start the route. If you can spot 2 dark, half-circles side by side about halfway up the first pitch,(see Beta picture,) you may be able to see the 1st bolt just...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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