Elevation: 4,697 ft
GPS: 32.34, -110.689 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: eMurdock on Jan 9, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The Sun Spot Crags are a sunny, winter climbing area that's visible from the Molino Campground as a low, south-facing cliff band. There are more than 20 routes to do from 5.7 to 5.12. There was only one route, bolted by Strassman, on the crag until December 2005. Some of the other lines, including chimneys, have been climbed/toproped in the past. Rock quality is variable although all the routes are surprisingly good. Solar Flare, the farthest route to the west, is on great rock and is top notch by Lemmon standards. Bring a standard rack for a few excellent cracks and mixed routes. Routes were cleaned although there may be some residual crustiness on a few. If you are looking for a low, sunny crag with warm temps, this place is a worthwhile alternative to the Ruins or Club Med.

Getting There

Park at the Molino Campground parking lot which is about a quarter mile past the Fee station. Walk across the road to the AZ trail heading east. Walk for a minute or two on the AZ trail. Turn off trail and head left (north), up the hillside, past abandoned mine, to the crag. Approach time is 15 minutes.

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