The "Gimme Some" Dome Rock Climbing
|GPS:||32.227, -111.095 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||NickMartel on Sep 19, 2011|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
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Description50'-60' volcanic dome 10-15 min hike north of Speedway Blvd .3 miles east of Gates Pass. The main face starts with easier low angle climbing transitioning into tougher vertical climbing with crux bulges. Three set of TR chain anchors installed so far with potential for at least one more in the next few weeks. The routes are on the east face so they have afternoon shade. The north-east face has the potential for several steeply overhung boulder problems and a hard traversing route. Routes started going up on 9/19/2011 so beware of loose rock.
Getting ThereTake Speedway west from Tucson. Look for a wash (with a cairn 2' off the north side of Speedway) .3 miles before (east of) Gates Pass, and just past (west of) a "Share The Road" with bikes sign. Park in a 1 or 2 car dirt pullout on the south side of Speedway 50' west of the wash. The dome is clearly visible from this parking. Follow the wash until it passes between a mini canyon with approximately 10'-15' high rock walls (boulder problem potential). As soon as you pass the walls (marked by cairn) scramble out of the wash to the right and "bush whack" uphill through fairly open terrain and across one or two smaller drainages to the dome. Scramble to the top via either the south or north side of the dome. Watch out for both living and fallen/dead teddy bear cholla.
GPS coordinates are: 32°13'36.19"N, 111° 5'42.01"W
As of Feb 2015 the parking pullout described above is closed. The Gate's Pass parking lot is a suggested alternative. The approach time has roughly doubled.
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