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6 - Mid-Mountain  


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 32.40962, -110.70488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Mid-Mountain covers climbs between Willow Canyon Circle (~milepost 16) up to the Palisades Ranger Station (milepost 19.4).

This large area has a huge diversity of climbing in cool ponderosa pine forest, offering a great respite from the desert. However, large portions of the forest in this area were burned in the 2004 Aspen Fire. Be on the lookout for falling dead trees and other hazards in burn areas.

Getting There 

Catalina Highway

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

358 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',66],['2 Stars',193],['1 Star',80],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',21],['5.7',31],['5.8',42],['5.9',53],['5.10',92],['5.11',69],['5.12',13],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',22],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 6 - Mid-Mountain:
Exposure in the Making   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sky Valley
In Lightning   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   The Druid
The Dark Side of Oz   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 80'   Munchkinland Area : The Towers
Sudden Impact   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Ridgeline
Glowing In The Distance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Ridgeline
Clip Clip Here, Clip Clip There   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Munchkinland Area : The Towers
Small Brown Mouse   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   Ridgeline
Run Like Hell   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Trundling Troll...
Sudden Death   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Trundling Troll...
Mirror Image   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 100'   Red Diamond Wall
Quickdraw McGraw   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Wheeler Wall
If I Only Had a Brain   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Marching Munchk...
Flying Monkeys   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Dancing Dwarves
Sidewinder   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Red Diamond Wall
Bron- yr-aur   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Druid
Business as Usual   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Trundling Troll...
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Dancing Dwarves
Horse Of A Different Color   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Dancing Dwarves
Vahalla   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 185'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Trundling Troll...
Ruby Slippers   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Munchkinland Area : Wall of the Marching Munchk...
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Geir on the first pitch of "Business As Usual" - photo by Joe Lee

Business as Usual 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Wall of the Trundling Troll...
A true Mt. Lemmon classic! Unquestionable rock, adequate protection, and thought-provoking climbing. A textbook example of archetypal Mt. Lemmon traditionally protected weakness climbing. The 22-year-old drilled pin has been replaced with a bolt. (Squeezing the Lemmon quality scale: 3 out of 3 stars.) Pitch 1 Begin in a shallow left-facing corner (thoughtful protection) that turns into a prominent right-leaning weakness. Look for a bolt approximately 30 feet up. Ascend this sweeping...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Anyone know these climbs? They are below "Ridgeline" on a wall that ranges 100Ft tall on the uphill side and close to 250Ft on the downhill side. They have modern hardware and are mostly trad. They sure look like some nice lines.
Anyone know these climbs? They are below "Rid...
Impressive looking face and dihedral on the downhill side of the formation between "Ridgeline" and the "Red Diamond Wall." No trail leads to this area and it is overgrown! I'd be interested in cleaning up the place and get a trail in, but I'd like to know more history about the area first.
Impressive looking face and dihedral on the downhi...
it was hot that day. real hot. Munchkin land climb I think.
it was hot that day. real hot. Munchkin land climb...

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