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Willow Canyon Crags  


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Description 

Willow Canyon is home to a number of rather obscure crags and pinnacles. Almost all routes face south/southeast, so expect sun most of the time. A nice variety of both sport and gear routes can be found here on rock of varying quality.

NOTE: This area has been added to maintain consistency with Squeezing the Lemmon II

Getting There 

From Rose Canyon Lake: hike south from the west end of the small dam. A faint trail contours along Rose Peak, bringing you out on top of Rose Hill Crag. Continue down this ridge to reach the rest of the Willow Canyon crags.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',7],['5.12',2],['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]


Featured Route For Willow Canyon Crags
Forest led this climb without clipping a single bolt.  As shown here, he got a solid gear placement within 18" of every bolt on the route.

Lost Horizons 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Sunburn Cliff
Awesome laybacks on variable rock. Unfortunately also a good example of unnecessary bolting. We were able to lead this on gear, getting a good placement within arms reach of every single bolt. Try leading it both ways, first with bolts, then with gear. Or practice placing gear on layback....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By John Hannah
From: Tucson
Jul 21, 2009
This area actually has a ton of routes not listed here. Check out Squeezing the Lemmon II for more information. Also, a little tip about finding the right trail...you should be moving west along the south edge of the lake. Make sure you go past the dam. There is another well defined trail right before the dam that can lead you astray. This area is not heavily used and has 30 routes mostly 5.10 and up, but a few below that.