Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Scott Ayers
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Shared By: Hillary Davis on Jun 18, 2006
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Nice positive holds (though it seems like some have broken), gets easier and funner as you go higher and swim through steep plates. Fairly exposed start.


Furthest-left route on the wall. The belay bolt is strongly suggested. You COULD also belay from the ground if you really want to but the tree branches get in the way.


Bolts, chain anchors.


jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
Anyone else done Javelina lately ? Looks to me like a hold broke recently and it feels like 5.11 now. Or else I missed something. Dec 4, 2006
Eric D
Eric D   Gnarnia
I think you did miss something. I did it this weekend and it felt 5.10. Though I think that a back-step at the crux is crucial to keeping the grade at 5.10. Jan 30, 2007
I did this a few weeks ago. Seemed like all the old holds were there. I always thought is was hard 5.10 though, with a tricky crux bit. Feb 1, 2007
jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
Thanks for the feedback. I guess I'm either weak or stupid. (I know... you're thinking "both".) Feb 2, 2007
Steve Pulver
Williston, ND
Steve Pulver   Williston, ND
Javelina is the one furthest to the left?
I usually believe, if I can red point it then it's easier than 5.11. The route just to the right of it, Saguaro, is rated easier but felt harder. I might call that one 11a. Feb 2, 2007
jbak , I know your not weak but you just can't think unless your horizontal on a climb. This vertical stuff is just to...well... vertical.

The crux of Javelina is harder than any move on Saguaro by a couple of letter grades, in my opinion.

Steve, maybe your a 5.11 climber and just don't know it yet. Feb 3, 2007
jbak, I had trouble with javalina last time I climbed it, despite having onsighted it several years ago. I also wondered if something had broken off -- around the 2nd bolt, if memory serves. Mar 22, 2007
Braxtron   ...
Did this one yesterday for the first time. Seemed like there was one move of 5.10+. Feb 2, 2009
John Hayes
Bend, OR
John Hayes   Bend, OR
I haven't been on Javelina for a long time so Dave Jones and I did it yesterday and it still feels pretty hard. I'm old and broken down and it felt almost like 5.11 so I give it a 5.10d rating. The start is a bit exposed and the crux is thoughtful and a bit burly. From there it's a fun jug haul up through the "dead-verts". It's on my personal short list of super fun climbs in the canyon. It gets sun in the late afternoon so it's a good choice for a cool day in the early spring or late fall. Mar 28, 2014
jaspur Chafer
jaspur Chafer   tucson,az
Make sure and tie in on belay. Took a few rides while my buddy was on tr Jan 8, 2015