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A great hiking trail with nice city views that also has some decent climbing. Pontatoc Canyon is immediately east of Finger Rock Canyon, and is home to a number of old backcountry trad routes as well as some scattered bouldering.

Getting There [Edit]

From Tucson, drive several miles north on Swan, past River Road and past Sunrise.

Turn left (west) on E. Skyline Drive and go about a mile west on Skyline.

Turn right (north) on Alvernon Way.

Continue north on Alvernon Way until you get to a signed parking lot for the Finger Rock Trail on the left hand side of the road. This parking lot is gated in such a way that you can leave it at any time, but can only enter it during the day. You need a permit from the Pima County Parks and Recreation Department to park your car there overnight.

On the main trail there is an intersection for Finger Rock Trail - left and Pontatoc Ridge trail - right. Choose.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pontatoc Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
KR Goes to Valhalla
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Void of Form
Sport 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
KR Goes to Valhalla Pontatoc Ridge
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Void of Form Pontatoc Ridge
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 10 pitches
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