Pontatoc Canyon Rock Climbing
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DescriptionA 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.
Restrictions January 1 - April 30 Details
Special Closure Order #05-123 prohibits travel more then 400' off of established trails due to Bighorn Sheep lambing season.
Getting ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Pontatoc Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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