Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Gatehouse

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Dead Man Balking T 
Hard Time T,S 
Parole Bored T 

The Gatehouse Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 915
Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: dcohn on Jan 11, 2009
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


The Gatehouse is a small, but good winter crag. It gets a lot of afternoon sun and is low on the mountain. There are 10 routes and they all require gear. 7 of them are 5.10 or harder. The quality of climbing makes it worth visiting, despite the difficult approach.

Getting There 

Squeezing the Lemmon describes it pretty well. Go to the second major drainage past Molino Basin campground. As you go up the mountain, there will be a parking pull-off on the left just before this drainage. Walk up the drainage past a very tall formation on the right side. The Gatehouse is just past this and a little higher up. It is not very wide, but you will see bolts on it and a chimney on the left side. The approach is kind of a nasty bushwack so be prepared. It will probably take 30-50 minutes depending on many factors.

Climbing Season

For the 1 - Lower Highway area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For The Gatehouse

Hard Time 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : The Gatehouse
Fun half-sport, half-trad route. The crux is protected pretty well by a bolt, but one of the placements after the crux is pretty pumpy. Once reaching the ledge, it is possible to go left for a few more moves to get to the anchors above Cool Tanned Luke, or right to the anchors above Deck Point Charlie....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Comments on The Gatehouse Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!