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Hidden Jewels Rock Climbing
Routes in Hidden Jewels
|Cactus Corner T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Crescent, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Lazy S T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Left One, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Right One, The T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Soldier Blue T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Soldier of Contortion T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Soldier's Revenge T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
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|Shared By:||Tony B on Nov 13, 2002|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionHidden Jewels is a small Mount Lemmon crag with a little more dust and dirt than many other area crags. All of the climbs are a single pitch. Most of the routes here have a few bolts, but require some gear as well. With a single 60M rope and plenty of webbing + gear to set up anchors, you can TR about anything there. What makes Hidden Jewels nice is the fact that it is low on the road, which means that they are at a low elevation, and thus warmer when it is otherwise cold. It is a reasonably short walk in, and that there is a high concentration of moderate grades in this one place. You can go here for a single day and climb everything.
The rock faces primarily West, giving morning shade and afternoon sun, so plan accoringinly.
Getting ThereDrive to MP 1.3 up the Mount Lemon Highway, to a pulloff on your left, which can accomodate just a few cars. Hike up the steep Soldier Trail from here uphill through a nice forest of Saguaro Cacti for about 15 minutes, where the trail has leveled off a bit and there is a branch to the left. Along the way you will have seen out across the drainage to your left (west). There are more cliffs out there across the drainage where you can see other climbers for much of the day.The left-hand branch you have taken now leads out over the South set of Cliffs at Hidden Jewels and then further north past the base of the Northern set of cliffs in about 5 more minutes of walking.
Classic Climbing Routes at Hidden Jewels
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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