Mount Lemmon taken from the summit of Mount Bigelo...
At an elevation of over 8500’, Mount Bigelow is one of the tallest peaks in the Santa Catalina range. A series of maintained gravel roads means easy access to free camping, good hiking, and incredible climbing. The road is gated from December 31 - March 1st, but a trail up from the ranger station still allows access during this time.
Just over a mile after the Palisade ranger station make a right onto Mount Bigelow Rd (milepost 21). At the first intersection make a right (gate), then at the next intersection stay to the left (the middle road has good camping). Follow this to the trailhead parking at the top of Bigelow.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
15 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Bigelow:
Featured Route For Mount Bigelow
Pocket Protector 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Trundle Pinnacle
Best pocket route of its grade in the Catalinas. The hardest part about this route is settling on which jugs to use. A low crux gives way to shamefully large pockets on the upper face.With a standard rack it is possible to continue up from the slab left of the anchors. Climb the bulge, then left, then up through bulges to the "high-point" anchors on the pinnacle. A single 70M rope will get you back to your pack. Might be a good idea to bring extra webbing for the anchor.(Please note that the roc...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2009
wow! nice work adding all those routes!! can't wait to climb them. :)
By Steve Pulver
From: Williston, ND
Jul 29, 2011
I think I may have left a climbing shoe here last Sun. If you find it, just leave it. I'll be back to look for it.
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Jul 29, 2011
Hey Steve this guy may have your shoe...check this out . Cheers and happy climbing!