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Sabino Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Feb 23, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: view of the Fruitstand from the trail.

Description 

Located in northern Tucson, this recreational area charges a fee to park and another to ride the shuttle. Climbing is allowed but not encouraged. The Acropolis, Whipple Wall and Kor Wall are @ 500' tall walls of gneiss. It can be loose in spots and great otherwise. This is a trad area, not a sport climb to be found.

Getting There 

From center of town, head north on Swan to Skyline Drive and take that road east to Sabino Canyon Rd. Pay the fee ($7) and ride to your crag.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains) area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sabino Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sabino Canyon:
Kor Wall   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Colorado Crush   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   
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Featured Route For Sabino Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul Cornia cruises the dihedral pitch...early 80s...

Colorado Crush 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon
Colorado Crush is one of the best multi-pitch trad climbs around, with an easy approach to boot. I don't think it gets much traffic, which is a shame. It climbs the tallest part of the Acropolis, the first cliff you come to in Sabino Canyon (the Acropolis really should have its own page).Kerry, per Steiger, says that "the dihedral pitch is excellent, but the rest of the route...is not as good." I say bollocks. The direct start on P1 is ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Sabino Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: p2 Hard to Swallow
p2 Hard to Swallow
Rock Climbing Photo: Ridges looking south from Thimble Peak.
Ridges looking south from Thimble Peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheryl Miller on Layback at the Fruitstand, Sabino...
Sheryl Miller on Layback at the Fruitstand, Sabino...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thimble Peak and Whipple Wall
Thimble Peak and Whipple Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: For an action-packed day, do the Kor Route (face o...
For an action-packed day, do the Kor Route (face o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Weird protection thingies to keep the choss from r...
Weird protection thingies to keep the choss from r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ruins of the Forest Service bathroom that used to ...
Ruins of the Forest Service bathroom that used to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another rock slide in Sabino Canyon
Another rock slide in Sabino Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock slide near the start of the Kor route.
Rock slide near the start of the Kor route.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Acropolis - Sabino Canyon
The Acropolis - Sabino Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Kor Wall
Kor Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the panorama above the last shuttle stop. ...
This is the panorama above the last shuttle stop. ...

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By Chris Prewitt
Dec 11, 2009
Shuttle Fee as of 12/09: $8.00
By dolemike
Dec 20, 2009
Get off at stop 8, not 7!, for Kor wall and walk back down the road to the obvious gully that goes all the way up to the wall.
By Gunkswest
Feb 10, 2015
As of 10 February 2015, fee was $8 for adults. Parking/tram operates 9am-430pm during winter months (mid-December - June).

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