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Pusch Push T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Feb 15, 2010
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Access Issue: Restrictions January 1 - April 30 Details
Access Issue: Closed January 1 - April 30 Details

Description

Pusch Peak is the obvious pointy (when viewed from Tucson) peak that forms the westernmost end of the Catalinas. Note that the Linda Vista Wall is an aspect of Pusch Peak, and is described as a separate area under Pusch Ridge. So on this site, "Pusch Peak" basically refers to the long wall that faces NNW and is visible from Oracle Road. Linda Vista Wall is smaller and above this wall. Kerry describes a small number of routes in BC Rock Climbs.

These routes do not receive much sun until mid or late afternoon. Depending on the route, the approach might include a short or medium length bushwhack to the base. All of the routes have wonderful views of Oro Valley's resorts and million dollar homes, some of which are no more than a mile away from the climbing.

These walls tend to be somewhat loose, and have a fair amount of vegetation. However, I have climbed two established routes there that I enjoyed: "Pusch Push" and "Dos Hermanos." The former has a lot of good crack climbing for a Tucson route and the latter climbs an attractive line up a conspicuous prow.

Getting There

All of the routes that Kerry describes, as well as the newer routes on the Linda Vista wall start from the Linda Vista trailhead. Turn right off of Oracle Rd. onto Linda Vista Blvd, which is about 3 miles past the Ina Rd. junction. The trailhead is on the right, almost immediately after the turn.

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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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roman d
Pasadena, CA
roman d   Pasadena, CA
I think this area is closed from January 1 - April 30 each year for bighorn lambing...

sahcinfo.org/file.axd?file=…
(map on 3rd page)

fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/fores… Feb 16, 2010
Charles Vernon
mind & body in Colorado, he…
Charles Vernon   mind & body in Colorado, he…
Alas, it looks like you're right. We had no idea. We didn't see any signs at the trailhead or along the trail, although we weren't looking for them either.

This would apply to the Linda Vista area as well. Does anyone know if it applies to Table Mountain or Leviathan Dome? Feb 16, 2010
roman d
Pasadena, CA
roman d   Pasadena, CA
I think the closure goes all the way north to Cargodera Cyn, just north of Golder Dome. Feb 17, 2010
markguycan
flagstaff, AZ
markguycan   flagstaff, AZ
Leviathan Dome is reportedly also closed til May 1st Feb 21, 2010

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