Elevation: 7,200 ft
GPS: 32.4, -110.716 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on May 23, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

Outcroppings is comprised of three walls, each distinct in character and aptly named: Cave Crag, Incinerated Ridge Wall, and Tall Wall. This area was developed around 2007-2008 by Tony Lusk, Tony Horness, Andy Tretiakoff, and Dave Weeks.

The crags are generally south facing, but at this elevation should be climbable on all but the hottest days of summer. The rest of the year should be ideal assuming it's not snowed in. Rock quality is generally excellent with a few exceptions, particularly on Cave Crag. Climbs range in grade from about 5.6-5.10 and most everything is bolted.

Getting There

Take Mt Lemmon highway to MP 19.4 (just before Ranger Station) take a left* onto Organization Ridge road, go 0.3 miles and park at Palisades Trailhead parking. Walk 50'-100 ft further on the road in the direction you have been driving to the path on the left. (photo.) Go uphill to black stump, follow the well-worn path and cairns to a large cairn (photo) about 10min in. Left goes to Boy Scout wall, straight ahead goes to Cave Wall, Tall Wall and Incinerated Ridge. You come out on the top of Cave /Tall Wall (15-20 min from car). Go right and down over some slabs to reach the climber’s-left side of “Incinerated”. From the top another path seemed to lead left and down, presumably to the far right side of Cave. * The gate may appear to be CLOSED until you drive right up to it. Once you are down at Incinerated Wall, a short steep path leads from the far right side down to the base of Tall Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Outcroppings

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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
7 Year Itch
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Biaxident
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Surfing With the Alien
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Thought's of Strassman And Cochise
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
To Far North For The Migrating M…
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
Battle of My Bulge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Shadows of the Mind
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Wound2Tight
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Pissed off Mofo
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Hornass Nest
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Matterhorness
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Lay Blackie
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
7 Year Itch Tall Wall
 31
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Biaxident Tall Wall
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Surfing With the Alien Tall Wall
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Thought's of Strassman And… Tall Wall
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
To Far North For The Migrat… Tall Wall
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Battle of My Bulge Incinerated Ridge
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Shadows of the Mind Cave Wall
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wound2Tight Incinerated Ridge
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pissed off Mofo Cave Wall
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hornass Nest Cave Wall
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Matterhorness Cave Wall
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lay Blackie Incinerated Ridge
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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