All Locations > Arizona > Southern Arizona > Mount Lemmon (San… > Mount Lemmon (Cat… > 1 - Lower Highway > Prison Camp (Gord… > Alcatraz Wall
Avg: 1.6 from 35 votes
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
|Page Views:||1,750 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Almonzo Wilder on Dec 31, 2002|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThis climb heads up the obvious zig-zagging crack on the Alcatraz Wall. This is the last major crag on the east side of the creek as you head down through Jailhouse Rock. To get there, continue down the creek past the point where it makes a 90 degree left turn below the Cell Blocks. Continue downhill past several bolted routes on the left (40 to Life, Mr. Meanor, & Mug Shot). At the bottom of the hill look up and left to see the Alcatraz Wall.
This is a nice lead if you're looking for a relaxed climb where you can practice super-easy gear placement. The 5.7 rating is a bit too stiff. The hardest move seems to be getting off the ground, after which the route follows the major crack up and right, cuts across the face where the going gets easy, and rejoins the crack up top.