Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 32.417, -110.75 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joe Kreidel on Apr 8, 2014
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Spectrum Wall is a small formation of high quality rock overlooking Upper Sabino Canyon, directly across the canyon from The Steep. While there are not a ton of climbs, they span across the range of difficulty from 10a to 13d, with something for everyone in between.

Climbs are all west facing. AM shade, PM sun.

Getting There

Park at Box Camp trailhead, and begin hiking. Follow Box Camp Trail for a few minutes, until you see the large cairn for the Ireland trail. Turn right, and follow the Ireland trail. Pass through the baby pines, and down a small hill.

At the bottom of the hill, the Ireland trail veers right. You will climb over a large downed tree, and pass between two knee high boulders. Walk another 20 feet, and look left for a small trail heading south along the ridge line (while the Ireland trail continues westerly towards the canyon). This is the trail that leads to Spectrum - turn left, and follow this trail.

Follow the cairned ridge line through a sea of fire-damaged trees, and down into a steep gully. Cairns lead you down the gully until the trail crosses the gully at a small pool of water.

Continue across gully, following the obvious trail leading down the steep hillside, until you arrive at the top of the crag. Contour around the right side of the crag, dropping down the gully. Scramble down a boulder, avoiding the big hole, and the gully will deposit you at the left end of the crag.

30-35 minutes down, 35-45 minutes out. Save some juice for the steep hike out.

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Spectrum Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Corner Exit
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Phosphorescent
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Chiquito pero Picon
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
The Sampler
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Corner Exit
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Phosphorescent
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Chiquito pero Picon
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sampler
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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