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Paradox Rock  


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Peering out from behind Rock of No Name at Paradox...

Description 

Paradox Rock is a great crag for 5.8-5.11 leaders looking to fill a day. There is a variety of climbing, from slabby faces, to cracks, to spectacular overhangs, all on high quality rock. Climbs are a mix of sport and gear. Views are great, access is easy, and the rock generally doesn't get much traffic.

The rock faces SSE at the head of Bear Canyon, meaning it gets lots of sun and can be warm even on winter days.

Getting There 

Park on the wide shoulder 12.8 miles up the Catalina Highway. This is just past the hairpin turn at the head of Bear Canyon at a spot where a drainage passes under the road. Head up the steep stone sluiceway and turn right at its top. From here follow the trail with occasional small cairns to the base of the crag. Approach is 10-15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.2 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Paradox Rock
Clipping the bolt before traversing into dihedral

Quandry 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Paradox Rock
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The beginning of the sunset view from Paradox Rock, Nov 2007.
The beginning of the sunset view from Paradox Rock...
Clayton Josephy belays for Robby McGraw on a route at Paradox Rock, Nov 2007.
Clayton Josephy belays for Robby McGraw on a route...

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