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You've seen it -- it's that big rock way back in the Rincons you see when you're heading back to Tucson after a day in the Stronghold.
Driving Approach: Drive east from Tucson on I-10 to the J-Six/Mescal exit #297 and turn left (north). Mescal Rd. soon turns into a good dirt road and about 15.4 miles from I-10 there is a well marked left turn to the Turkey Creek Trailhead (road #4408), shortly after passing a turnoff for the Miller Creek Trailhead. The road weaves thru a gate and camp area, angling right to the gate for a hiking trail that stays in the canyon. The dirt road from here turns to 4WD leading right, up onto a long ridge (1.4 miles) to the trailhead (~17.2 miles from I-10). The drive from mid Tucson to the trailhead takes about 90 minutes.
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(5a) MC Runner 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 6 pitches, 700'
(7) Fiona's Feelin' Groovy 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 570'
(6) Bombs Away 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 530'
(4) Supergoat and the Singing Sardines 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 750'
(1) J- Cubed 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 540'
(5) Cryptic Friction 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 650'
(2) Short Story 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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(5a) MC Runner 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Reef Rock on Mica Mt.
Approximately 70' to the right of Cryptic Friction is a wide, rampy slot that leads to parallel cracks running through overhangs. 4th class up to a nice belay nook next to a tree.1. Diagonal to the left crack, which seemed cleaner, and continue just past small overhang and belay on nice ledge on the left. (5.6 100')2. Climb crack through right side of roof. Up thin crack/flake to get high gear then traverse right to better crack/flake. Soon an easy exit right leads up and then back left to pa...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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