Elevation: 1,390 ft
GPS: 33.358, -112.01 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eddie Brown on Feb 10, 2010 with improvements by Sam F
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Access Issue: Phoenix South Mountain Park & Preserve Details

Description

Pima Canyon has the highest concentration of problems in South Mountain. Although considered a choss pile by some, the well travelled routes are generally free from breakage. Some of the less travelled routes should be approached with caution. Overall there is a high concentration of mediocre problems with a few gems scattered about. Any way you look at it, it's better than the gym!

GUIDEBOOK: Marty Karabin sells beta maps. Most local stores carry his guides. Please purchase a beta map as it will make your life much easier!

Getting There

From the parking lot at 48th St. and Guadalupe head down the Pima Canyon Dirt Road. This meets up with national trail and is the most traveled path in this part of the park. After a mile of walking on the dirt road you will encounter a stone ramada on the left (south side) of the trail. At this point head left (southwest) up Pima Canyon. After a 1/4-1/2 mile of travel up Pima Canyon you will run into the entrance wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pima Canyon Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 44
Gimmie Some
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 33
Razors Edge
Boulder
V2 5+
 37
Hookers are fun!
Boulder
V2 5+
 42
Silly Little Dirty
Boulder
V2 5+
 34
The Tongue
Boulder
V2 5+
 20
Arrowhead
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 10
Nasal Cavity (Jump Start Left)
Boulder
V4- 6B
 24
Main Attraction
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 24
Crown Jewel
Boulder
V4 6B
 21
Tsunami
Boulder
V4 6B
 25
Tsunami Arete
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 16
Cocaine Corner
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
Caveman
Boulder
V6 7A
 18
Elephant Tree
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
Hairy Cleavage
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gimmie Some Entrance Boulders
 44
V0 4 Boulder
Razors Edge World Boulder
 33
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Hookers are fun! Entrance Boulders
 37
V2 5+ Boulder
Silly Little Dirty Entrance Boulders
 42
V2 5+ Boulder
The Tongue Entrance Boulders
 34
V2 5+ Boulder
Arrowhead World Boulder
 20
V2 5+ Boulder
Nasal Cavity (Jump Start L… Amphitheatre
 10
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Main Attraction World Boulder
 24
V4- 6B Boulder
Crown Jewel Entrance Boulders
 24
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Tsunami Entrance Boulders
 21
V4 6B Boulder
Tsunami Arete Entrance Boulders
 25
V4 6B Boulder
Cocaine Corner Amphitheatre
 16
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Caveman Studio
 6
V6 7A Boulder
Elephant Tree Amphitheatre
 18
V6 7A Boulder
Hairy Cleavage Africa Boulder
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
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