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Spectrum Crags Rock Climbing
|GPS:||32.417, -110.75 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Joe Kreidel on May 22, 2015|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionA pair of enticing walls sitting above Sabino Canyon, Spectrum Crag is a beautiful spot to spend a climbing day. Scenic hike, wildlife, great views, and something for just about everyone to climb. Grades currently range from 5.8ish to 13d, with the majority being in the 10-11 range. The rock tends to be high quality, and a little different from the rest of the rock in the area.
Getting TherePark 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 Spectrum Wall. 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 Spectrum Wall. Follow the left trail for Spectrum Wall, and the right trail for Continuum Crag.
30-35 minutes down, 35-45 minutes out. Save some juice for the steep hike out.
Classic Climbing Routes at Spectrum Crags
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