Sabino Canyon Rock Climbing
Thimble Peak and Whipple Wall
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.
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
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Classic Climbing Routes in Sabino Canyon
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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'
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Kor Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: Sabino Canyon
Getting to the base of the route is an uphill march: from shuttle stop 7 walk back down canyon 100yds to a gully heading uphill for 200yds til it connects with the sabino trail. Travel uphill @ 1/2 mile to the Phoneline trail, turn right til you get to the Hiker's Gully @ 100yds and walk up it til you get level with the Kor Wall's base. Walk left to the rocky base and drop your packs. Climb 3rd/4th class up to the left side of the pillar @ 300' and set your belay inside the chimney. Climb ch...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
BETA PHOTO: view of the Fruitstand from the trail.
The Acropolis - Sabino Canyon
Ridges looking south from Thimble Peak.
Rock slide near the start of the Kor route.
This is the panorama above the last shuttle stop. ...
Another rock slide in Sabino Canyon
For an action-packed day, do the Kor Route (face o...
Weird protection thingies to keep the choss from r...
Sheryl Miller on Layback at the Fruitstand, Sabino...
Ruins of the Forest Service bathroom that used to ...
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.