A sunny,exposed SW facing crag with very good quality rock. Good choice for a first time lead. Most routes are well bolted.
Just after mile post 18 park at a pullout on the left (south) side of the road. Walk down the road (towards Tucson) for a short distance until you see an "Ice May Be Present" sign. Follow a faint trail up a small gully where the rock meets the road. A steep, somewhat awkward ascent brings you to the base of the crag. Traverse left and through a gap in the rocks to find the routes. Approach time 5-10 mins.
The rock here is bullet hard, and the holds are different from most Lemmon crags, i.e. sharply incut. Climbing these routes in stiff-soled hiking boots will add a level of interest, esp. on the upper section of GumButtress.
Yes. Or at least as far as I know. The Coronado National Forest website says all of Barnum Rock, and the Gumby Wall is part of Barnum Rock. Maybe someone should add the "access issues" note to this area.