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Comments displayed oldest to newest — Skip Ahead to the Most Recent Dated Oct 7, 2013
Aug 24, 2003
|Nice morning and afternoon climbs with shade until around 1. Bit of a hike though.|
By Wes Turner
Jun 4, 2004
|the unknown FA's are Jeff Mayhew's|
From: Casa do Cacete
Jun 17, 2006
|Would recommend belayers wear helmets here|
Feb 5, 2007
|Climbs not worth the approach, in my opinion.|
By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Dec 2, 2007
The right and left ones on the upper blocks are okay climbs, the left one has runout between bolts 3/4 (a good small nut/cam works quater inch or so) and 5/6, the gear between 5/6 is no good.
I'd have to agree that it might not really be worth the hike, can't comment on the stuff down below. The view and hike are worth it in there own right though. Rock was cold and shady, but climbable.
To get there, once you get up pretty high on the soldier trail, you'll see a cairn and a big hill to the left, a big rock formation across the valley to the right, and a ridge in front of you. You want to get around the ridge towards the left side. You will be above most of the climbs, but keep following the top of the cliff and you'll see a few big fomartions/walls/chimneys. The 2 moderates are on the obvious big face. I bet you could walk off the top, but not sure.
Good view of left hand wall, and you can hear the climbers down there yelling.
By Jason Syracuse
Mar 1, 2009
|Not worth approach. There's a cool 5.9ish crack with 2 bolts (definite runout after second bolt, need medium stoppers/cams) and new chains. Get there by way of a scrambly cliff passage just north of the upper blocks.|
By Forest Hill
From: Denver, CO
Mar 3, 2009
|There are only three climbs up above, so of course that's not worth the approach. There are a number of climbs down below that are quite fun, tho. This is an especially great crag for an early morning in the summer.|
Feb 10, 2011
This crag gets a bum rap in the guidebook, but it's a real nice, moderate, low elevation crag. It has a great view down onto Hairpin Canyon and for the life of me, I can't figure out what people mean by "not worth the approach". The approach is litterally 20 minutes, on a good trail. Sure, it's uphill, but come on people.
There are three routes on the upper tier. Two real nice 5.7's. The 5.10 is a little contrived in my opinion.
The lower tier has three routes. I did the 5.9 and thought it was fun. Some loose stuff. Rap down from good anchors, near where the trail first rounds the corner, out onto the cliffs.
Feb 11, 2011
|I thought two of the 5.7ish routes on the upper wall were great.|
By Matt Juaire
Apr 8, 2012
|Thanks again Jeff (and company) for helping out yesterday! If the bees move out, we will be back to see about doing Lazy S again.|
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 8, 2013
|There is a well-established hive of bees in a crack to the right of the "Lazy S" chimney, as you first approach that rock, close to the ground.|
From: Tucson, Arizona
Oct 7, 2013
|Yes the approach is uphill but its a nice enough place, and the hand/fist crack to the right of "The Crescent" is amazing if short. It provides the rare (on lemmon) joy of climbing and entire pitch using nothing but jams, and damn they are nice feeling jams.|