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Sabino Canyon Rock Climbing 


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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

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: J. Fox at the crux of pitch 1.

Echo Dancer 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon
PITCH 1 A hard move off the ground past a bolt gets you into the chimney/corner that you can stem and layback all the way to the belay. Above the third bolt, traverse left to a 2-bolt belay on a small ledge. (5.8---120 ft.)PITCH 2Follow left-curving flake directly above belay for about 15 ft. until you can reach right to clip a bolt and make a tricky traverse right (crux) to a sloping ledge. Up a short crack, then traverse right past a bolt under the roof to a good stopper placement at the corn...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Sabino Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kor Wall
Kor Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: view of the Fruitstand from the trail.
BETA PHOTO: view of the Fruitstand from the trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Acropolis - Sabino Canyon
The Acropolis - Sabino Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Ridges looking south from Thimble Peak.
Ridges looking south from Thimble Peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock slide near the start of the Kor route.
Rock slide near the start of the Kor route.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the panorama above the last shuttle stop. ...
This is the panorama above the last shuttle stop. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another rock slide in Sabino Canyon
Another rock slide in Sabino Canyon
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: Sheryl Miller on Layback at the Fruitstand, Sabino...
Sheryl Miller on Layback at the Fruitstand, Sabino...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ruins of the Forest Service bathroom that used to ...
Ruins of the Forest Service bathroom that used to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: 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.
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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