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Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 32.32441, -110.70682
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Shared By: Luke Bertelsen on May 14, 2016
Admins: adrian montaƱo, Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

Description Suggest change

Crags Against Humanity are a collection of roadside cliffs low on Catalina Highway with routes aimed primarily at the beginner and intermediate Mt. Lemmon climber. With a large collection of routes rated 5.9 and under, uber-friendly bolt spacing and convenient access, its easy to see why "Crags" has quickly become the most heavily used (read: crowded) low elevation cliff. 

If you can bear the ambiance of traffic and gunfire (shooting range is just up the highway) you'll find a full grade range from 5.5 to 5.12 with climb angles ranging from slab to overhung, and the real gems featuring big, chunky holds, and landing in the 5.7-5.9 range.

The cliffs get shade from about mid morning on, which means that you can comfortably climb here up until it is pushing well into the 90’s in Tucson.

Given the traffic these crags get, its especially important to top-rope on your own gear and limit your environmental impact as much as possible.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive up Catalina highway until just past milepost four. There is a large pullout on your left directly at a drainage with culvert going under the highway - park here.

There is a worn in access path that begins near the downhill end of the pull out just left of a small mesquite. The path contours the cliff directly under the climbs. Please stay on the path going to and from the climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crags Against Humanity

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 60
Dronemaster Flash
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 163
Moral Ambiguity
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 123
Hindsight is 2020
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 170
Spontaneous Conga Line
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Mt. Lemmon Short Bus
Sport, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 84
Full Hindsight
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 176
Walking the Plank
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 117
With a Bullet
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 80
90 Days in the Hole
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 57
Entertainment Tonight
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Reverse Cowgirl
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 91
Morgan Freeman's Voice
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 38
Spray Tan Handy Man
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 46
From Russia With Love
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 43
Alternative Fact Checking
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dronemaster Flash Short Stack.
 60
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
Moral Ambiguity Draw Pile.
 163
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hindsight is 2020 Draw Pile.
 123
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Spontaneous Conga Line Draw Pile.
 170
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mt. Lemmon Short Bus Short Stack.
 57
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Full Hindsight Draw Pile.
 84
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Walking the Plank Draw Pile.
 176
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
With a Bullet Draw Pile.
 117
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
90 Days in the Hole Discard Pile.
 80
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Entertainment Tonight Draw Pile.
 57
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Reverse Cowgirl Draw Pile.
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Morgan Freeman's Voice Draw Pile.
 91
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Spray Tan Handy Man Expansion Pack.
 38
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
From Russia With Love Expansion Pack.
 46
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Alternative Fact Checking Expansion Pack.
 43
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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