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Elevation: 2,500 ft
GPS: 32.447, -110.791 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: DDriscoll on Dec 24, 2009
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Access Issue: Restrictions January 1 - April 30 Details

Description

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

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

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
KR Goes to Valhalla
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
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
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 10 pitches
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