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'
Featured Route For Sabino Canyon
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
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.