Elevation: 3,764 ft
GPS: 33.176, -110.78 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 59,483 total · 339/month
Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on Apr 26, 2007
Admins: Jared LaVacque, Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd
Access Issue:
  • Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land.
Details

Description

This is the orange and black streaked wall you can see driving in when you are at the second gate. This wall curves from east facing to south facing. The area called Tufa City starts more or less near the apex of the curve. The rock is good and the Tufa routes are fun. Climb fall to spring and later if you love the heat. The afternoon is a good time to be on this wall unless it is cold.

Getting There

Hike up the wash and turn left at the cairn to Slate Nation. Continue up trail past gully that separates Slate Nation from Finland. This gully is used if you approach Finland via the ridge trail. This trail starts about 100 feet from the parking area and branches left. It is a scenic hike but it takes a few minutes to get the legs working. There is also supposed to be a spot above Finland where you can rap in. Continue past the gully to find it. Dropping down the gully was easy enough. Climbing up the gully at the end of a day is work but the hike down is great.

Warning

Do not climb on tufas after a big rain or if the wall appears wet!
Tufas are very fragile and break really easily when wet.
Don't ruin climbs for everyone else! Thank you!

37 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Tufa City Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Tufa City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 66
John's Meat Market (aka: Fred's…
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 60
Tufa-one
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Ground Effects
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
Fred's Route
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 47
Couples Fear Factor
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 82
Tufa Yard Dash
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 65
Micro Burst
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
TuFa king
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 31
Black Sunshine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 27
Way 'Stead
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
La Linea Negra
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 15
Tufa Tussle
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Solar Delirium
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 30
Dead Sea
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 21
Sun Burst
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
John's Meat Market (aka: F…
 66
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tufa-one
 60
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ground Effects
 44
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fred's Route
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Couples Fear Factor
 47
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tufa Yard Dash
 82
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Micro Burst
 65
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
TuFa king
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Sunshine
 31
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Way 'Stead
 27
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
La Linea Negra
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Tufa Tussle
 15
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Solar Delirium
 3
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Dead Sea
 30
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Sun Burst
 21
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
More Classic Climbs in Tufa City »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos