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Rappel Rock is located near the summit of Mt Lemmon at an elevation of over 9000 feet. Like the other summit crags, Rap Rock offers cool temps and spectacular views of Tucson to the south.
Driving up the Catalina Highway, turn right on the road to the ski valley. Continue past the ski valley, through a gate, and down a rough paved road. Drive to the gravel parking lot on the left just before the observatory. Park here and continue on foot, up the road, following the 'trail' sign. (Stay left when you see the sign at the observatory).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rappel Rock:
Not So Easy Arch 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Standard Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Charadras 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Black Quacker 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 450'
Bender-Axen 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Corner 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
Quick Death 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Chiboni 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Voodoo Child 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Helm's Deep 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Lude 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 100'
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Voodoo Child 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Rappel Rock
Excellent pitch of slab climbing! Thin moves angling up and left past three bolts. Crux is well protected, but 5.9 runout above is not. Belay on small ledge with three bolt anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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