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Sabino Canyon  


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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



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Manny following Mike on pitch 2.  The dihedral had...

The Naked Prey 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon
So far, this is a work in progress. The first pitch starts way left in a short steep diheddral and trends up and right passing thin pro and a bolt to the main dihedral. The crux may be after the bolt, you pass a bulge and use 2 med tri-cams til you gain a finger-sized undercling (visible from the ground). Build an anchor and the second pitch goes up a crack in the main dihedral to a bolted anchor at a stance right of the crack. We were going left in the dihedral but it turns out to be a roo...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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

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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.