East Face Rock Climbing
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Descriptionup to 1000' east wall which tops out just below true summit of Babo's peak. Rock varies from bad to "french bread",to decent. Southern AZ's only grade VI walls. While climbing can be done all year round, the dryer parts of spring and fall are the best. Summer can be very humid and dangerous with monsoon lightning common.
Caution: Human and Drug Trafficking Details
Traffic from drug smuggling and illegal immigration is high in this area. Exercise caution. US Border Patrol recommends avoiding this area completely after dark.
Getting ThereFollow directions to the east side Riggs ranch. Continue through corrals to gain trail to saddle. To gain lions ledge, hike to within 300' of the saddle on east side. At "6" agaves, take trail to left. contour to gully and climb up and left passing cairns. A cut off for Humongous Woosey (5.10, A.0) is on this part of the route. Continue through brush until the ledge system heading off to south appears. Some scrambling allows access to the main wall routes (right to left - UT, Dreams, Luca, Fellowship, Spring route etc.). Allow 2 - 2.5 hours with load.
Classic Climbing Routes at East Face
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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