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Dec 2, 2010
Topping out on Bloody Mary (5.7), Mt Lemmon
This looks like a fun area, but I'm dubious of my ability to locate it successfully. Does anyone have any advice on landmarks, and/or photos, coordinates? Is the trail still sporadically visible?

Any help appreciated, Thanks,

Nate Myers
Joined Jan 29, 2009
105 points
Dec 2, 2010
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Park at hairpin and head north up the wash...keep walking for about 45 minutes. CALEB ANDERSON
Joined Oct 8, 2009
896 points
Dec 2, 2010
The Lat/Long provided on the page for the area looks spot on.

Latitude: 32.3211 Longitude: -110.739

Or go to the Rivendale page and click on the "Aerial photo/map" link. There really isn't much of a trail - you just stay in the wash.
Dan Cucci
Joined Aug 26, 2010
5 points
Dec 2, 2010
One Way Sunset
Hi Nate Myers,

There is indeed an old path. Staying in the wash makes the walk more difficult.

Walk up the big main wash until it starts to curve to the right. There are several climbing areas here. When the big wash starts to curve to the right go up the hillside that is on the far side of the big wash. [On the side away from the road---that allows you to look back and see the road.] There is a little wash coming down this hillside. Walk up the rock escartment about half way. The old path is to the right of this little wash and about half way up this hillside.

It will behoove you to take some time and try and find it. The last time I went in about a year ago the path was getting over grown and starting to disappear.

Try to follow the path as it ambles along a contour line on the hillside. It stays about halfway up this hillside for a long time. It takes me maybe 30 or 40 minutes. Eventually, the canyon narrows and you will start to get glimses of a possible climbing area. The path starts to get closer to the bottom of the wash. You are looking for a clean wall that touches down into the wash. It is on the opposite side of this wash. The path navigates the boulder maze and takes you back down towards the bottom of the wash. The climbing area has all its routes starting from the bottom of the big main wash in the sand.

It is a sweet little area.

Good luck.
Scott M. McNamara
From Tucson, Arizona
Joined Aug 15, 2006
77 points
Dec 3, 2010
Topping out on Bloody Mary (5.7), Mt Lemmon
Thanks for the info folks, it is very helpful. I was having a little trouble reconciling the aerial view, with its two prominent drainages, with the description. I think I've got it now, thanks again. Nate Myers
Joined Jan 29, 2009
105 points

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