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Tollgate Pass Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 80'
Location: 32.8429, -109.3972 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Brian Dunlavey on Apr 4, 2011
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The entrance to the Tollgate Pass routes. The rout...


This is a volcanic slot canyon in the desert south of Morenci. Narrow and deep, the canyon stays remains much cooler than the surroundings, and offers a pleasant destination from Safford for those looking for a little local crag. The rock is a nearly glass smooth at the bottom, but is quite porous and fractured higher up.

About a dozen short routes exist ranging 5.9-5.12

Getting There 

Park on the side of 191 near the top of a hill where you'll find a break in the fence. Hike down a thin path to a drainage which you follow to the floor of the canyon and head left.

Climbing Season

For the Southern Arizona area.

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Tollgate Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown 5.11, as seen from the mouth of the slot c...

Atlantis Attacks 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  AZ : Southern Arizona : Tollgate Pass
This climb looks 5.9 and every move is a solid 10 or 11 move. Some fun lieback moves, with slopey holds throughout. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: This obvious-looking canyon is actually NOT your d...
This obvious-looking canyon is actually NOT your d...
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the entrance to the canyon.  August ...
The view from the entrance to the canyon. August ...

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By Neal M.
Jul 13, 2013
Any idea why some of the hangers are missing off of the bolts, but the nuts are still loosely on the bolts? I will more than gladly purchase some hangers and put them back on the routes, I'm just curious if they were taken off for a reason

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