BETA PHOTO: RCE boulders: "A" on the right and "C" on the left...
A nice collection of boulders with good landings in close proximity to each other and not far off the road. This area is not talked about very much, but offers surprisingly good bouldering in a nice pine forest. The rock is typically good quality with a gritty texture bordering on painful in a couple spots. A variety of problems and short approach make this a good addition to a Lemmon bouldering circuit.
The Tucson Bouldering Guide lists 9 problems on two boulders. There are actually at least 7 boulders with well over a dozen problems. Boulders are given letter names here for simplicity. Actual problem and boulder names are unknown.
If parked at San Pedro Vista (Vista Boulder parking) hike down the road past the roadcut. Or park at the Green Mountain trailhead parking lot and go across the street. Hop the guardrail and head downhill. Eventually you will see the boulders as the terrain begins to level off a bit. 5 minutes.
This problem will surely feel harder than V1 the first try, or maybe even the first few. Once the beta is figured out it actually feels pretty easy. Climb the right side using the arete for pinches and slopers, and a left hand on a crimp with a thumb-catch....[more]Browse More Classics in AZ
Thanks for adding these areas. I'll try and get better about taking photos of boulders and posting various areas up.
As a general aside, communication about problems and areas is so much easier when the are distinct and easy to remember names attached to boulders and problems (as opposed to "that v3ish crimp line on Boulder C"). I'm not sure the best way to retroactively bestow names on boulders and problems climbed long ago without ruffling some feathers, but I would prefer if somehow we could. Many areas around Tucson are difficult to discuss with others because of this (a good example is Gates Pass). Anyone have any thoughts, ideas or compromises?
i say start calling it something. give it a name. let the people know! and if it does have a different name given by someone else, apologize to the problem for calling it something other than its name.