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Areas in The Mine Area

Crucible Area, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Garland Area 0 / 5 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Lower Looner Land 0 / 15 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Magma Gardens, The 3 / 15 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Patriot Roof 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Simpsons Hall Area 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Upper Looner Land 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 33.299, -111.071 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jan 30, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Description

The Mine Area was one of the first to be developed for sport climbing out at Queen Creek. Routes are sort of a mixed bag from pocketed to edgey. There are lots of moderates around the Mine Area which makes it popular for climbers.

The general Mine Area consists of a few different clusters of formations with the main areas being Upper Looner Land, Lower Looner Land, The Magma Gardens, The Arena, and Apache Leap.

Getting There

Drive up the road out of Superior, go through the tunnel for another mile and a half to a sign that marks the turnoff to Oak Flat Campground. Turn right and follow this paved road as it weaves up to the Magma Mine (probably some other name nowadays). About a hundred yards short of the actual mine entrance on the left, there's a small parking lot just off the road.

To get to the Mine Area, hike the dirt road that heads generally south out of the parking lot. This will go south and then curve back to the west. Continue west up the wash and that will put you in Lower Looner Land. Upper Looner Land is basically a few hundred yards west and a bit north of the westernmost Lower Looner formations.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Mine Area

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 35
Snorkeling in the Rhyolite
Sport
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 5
mamas boy goes home
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Ol' Solo Mio
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Stay in the Middle
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Strawberry Razzle Tea
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Baby Sitters Taste Better
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Ride the Wild
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Moon Floss
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 5
Roto Evaporator
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 9
Severed Member
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Grasping For Straws
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Spinal Tap
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Snorkeling in the Rhyolite Lower Looner Land
 35
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
mamas boy goes home Magma Gardens
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Ol' Solo Mio Upper Looner Land
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Stay in the Middle Magma Gardens
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Strawberry Razzle Tea Lower Looner Land
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Baby Sitters Taste Better Magma Gardens
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ride the Wild Lower Looner Land
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Moon Floss Lower Looner Land
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Roto Evaporator Magma Gardens
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Severed Member Magma Gardens
 9
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Grasping For Straws Lower Looner Land
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Spinal Tap Upper Looner Land
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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Anyone lose some climbing shoes at the mine on 12/9/17? Dec 10, 2017

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