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Elevation: 7,787 ft 2,373 m
GPS: 32.40574, -110.72538
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Sep 6, 2002 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

The Druid is a great locale most of the year. The base of most of the climbs are shaded by nice pines, so its easy to stay cool when the heat is on. It also offers some spectacular views of the city.

There are a lot of clip-ups, as well as some gear leads here. With ratings ranging from 5.5 to 5.11+ and routes up to two pitches long, there is something for everyone. There is also lots of easy toproping to be done at the far right end of the crag.

Recommended routes include In Lightning (5.8), and The Gripes of Wrath (5.10), among others.

Getting There Suggest change

Driving up the Catalina Highway, turn left on Organization Ridge Rd. just before the Palisades Ranger Station. Take this dirt road toward Shower's Point Campground. Park in the pullout just past the right turn into the campground. Walk through the campground and up a gated dirt road for a couple hundred yards. When the road turns right, look for a trail leading off left into the forest. Follow this trail down a ridge for another few hundred yards to the back of the Druid.

When you see the back of the Druid, veer left and pick up a good trail leading down to the face with climbs. If you are bushwhacking, try again. The trail is fairly obvious.

If you are planning to camp, remember that Shower's Point is a group campground requiring advanced reservations.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Druid

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
In Lightning
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 10
Of Mice and Men
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
The Grips of Wrath
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 41
Lights Out At Ten Candles Out A…
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Lord Fowelsbain
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 6
Bron- yr-aur
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Lights Out
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Multi roof ????
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Thingfish
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Make That Move (Right Now Baby)
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Soothsayer
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In Lightning W Face
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Of Mice and Men W Face
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, Sport
The Grips of Wrath W Face
 44
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lights Out At Ten Candles… W Face
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lord Fowelsbain W Face
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bron- yr-aur W Face
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Lights Out W Face
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Multi roof ???? W Face
 10
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Thingfish E Face
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Make That Move (Right Now B… E Face
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Soothsayer E Face
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, TR
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