The Druid Rock Climbing
|GPS:||32.406, -110.725 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||James DeRoussel on Sep 6, 2002|
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DescriptionThe 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 ThereDriving 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Druid
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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