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Boyscout Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Boyscout Wall
|Brownie Redpoints S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Gay Scouts Are Perfect Too S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Girl Scout S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Merit Badge Mogul S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Scouts Stout S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Senior Patrol Leader S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Tenderfoots Nightmare S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
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DescriptionThis is a small crag with long routes so bring a 70M rope. It is east southeast facing and gets a lot of sun until later in the day. Depending on the time of year the cliff has a waterfall/water streak running down it that has patches of beautiful green moss hanging from it. At the bottom of the waterfall is a small to large 10X10 pool and a lot of green grass. During the Monsoon sections may be unclimbable due to the waterfalls output.
The cliff itself is 115 feet tall and despite a broken appearance the climbing remains fun even when the difficulties ease. The rock is pretty unusual for Mount Lemmon with a coarse sandpaper like texture at the bottom and smoother holds higher up. There are a lot of in cut edges which keeps the climbing relatively easy and fun even when it looks like it will get hard.
Getting ThereApproach is around the perimeter of the Boyscout camp. It is a bit tricky but we are trying to minimize any trouble with the Boyscouts. If you want a yellow brick road to the crag go to another area.
Turn left on the Organization Ridge Road just before the Palisades ranger station. The first camp on the left is the Scout camp. Park on the left near the entrance to the the camp. Walk toward parking lot for the camp but stay left of it. You will be on an overgrown road bed. This leads to a road that passes very close to a cabin about 200 yards from where you parked. Follow the road past the cabin where it curves left (east). It will curve around to the right after 100 yards or so and you want to be looking left for a light road which will take you 150 feet to a new water tank. If you miss the turn the road will lead you into a small bowl and the road will take you back to the water tank. 50 feet S. of the water tank is a faint trail that leads east from the road. This takes you to a big fire ring on a flat area.
From here you want to contour S. or right following cairns about 250 yards looking for a decent trail that heads downhill. This leads to the top of the cliff after 200 yards or so. It will eventually Tee. If you go right it the trail will take you to the bottom of the cliff that the scouts use for climbing and rappelling. Continue past the uninspiring low angle rock until the hillside drops way off and you can see the tall section where the climbs are. If you go left at the tee it will lead you to some terraced logs that are just above the cliff top. You can work your way left past the stream to the top of the section of the wall the best routes are on. Continue off the north end. and work your way to the base. Either way you go you will have to negotiate a short section of steep downhill scrambling.
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Classic Climbing Routes at Boyscout Wall
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