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Give It a Burl S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hard Yakka S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Koala Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sheila Tester T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Under Over, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
digit-redo S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Shared By: Jimbo on Nov 28, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

North facing and shady but comfortable on 70 degree days.
Routes have a much different flavor than other Milagrosa climbs.
Bring a light rack for the two corner crack climbs.

Getting There

Hike into the canyon via the creek bed. The cliff is directly underneath the first climbs you would come to if you hiked in on the trail. Formation as two striking (for Mt. Lemmon) diedrals with routes also on either side.

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There are plenty of places well away from the routes for kids to hang out safely. Mar 9, 2016
Charles Vernon
Tucson, AZ
Charles Vernon   Tucson, AZ
Several people mention rotten rock and wearing helmets, but Ms. LaTufa says it's a kid-friendly crag. I'm in the market for kid-friendly, but loose rock coming off the cliff doesn't seem compatible with that. Is there a place you can set the kid up (accompanied by watchful adult) reasonably near the cliff, but away from the line of fire? My daughter is 2 months, so not going to walk or crawl away anywhere, but my greatest fear is having her beaned by rockfall (2nd greatest is bees). Mar 4, 2016
Queen LaTufa
tucson, az
Queen LaTufa   tucson, az
Climbed all but the Under Over & Koala Corner. Interesting, but chossy. Definitely be aware as a belayer, or wear a helmet. No Gimmes here. One of the more kid-friendly crags on the mountain. Jan 20, 2013
Christian
Casa do Cacete
Christian   Casa do Cacete
Watch what you pull on and have belayers wear helmets. Mar 23, 2011
Hendrixson
Tucson, AZ
Hendrixson   Tucson, AZ
My understanding of the routes from right to left (downstream to upstream):

Give It A Burl
Hard Yakka
Digit-redo
Koala Corner
Sheila Tester
The Under Over

My favorites were Sheila Tester, Digit-redo and The Under Over. Most of these climbs have a bolt or two of rotten rock before cleaning up. A couple of the bolts seemed a bit reachy but I may have just been looking for a quick clip. The Under Over is the most unique climb of the area and perhaps the only one without a comparable, superior climb on the Main Wall.

All in all, a fun addition to the crag. Thanks. Jan 31, 2011

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