All Locations > Arizona > Southern Arizona > Mount Lemmon (San… > Mount Lemmon (Cat… > 1 - Lower Highway > Hairpin Turn Area > Backhand Wall
Avg: 2.7 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Original: DBl, VW, '93. Link-Up: JSt, EFR '14|
|Page Views:||652 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||greg k on Jan 20, 2014|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionFun face climbing through 8 or 9 bolts before crack/chimney system that accepts gear. Seems that most folks are mistaking this route for GAC Rulz and thus climbing rack-less. I've found a leave-it draw and biner on the uppermost bolt on 2 separate occasions w/in the last month (I too thought I was on a sport climb ). A skeleton rack would get the would-be adventurer past the surprisingly solid crack before one could traverse left to Mom's Rock's anchors if s/he didn't have a hankering for chimneys.
Jim Scott and Eric-Fazio Rhicard added a direct start and a sport link-up to Family Affair in 2014. This variation is airy and supposedly better than the original. The variation is all sport and 10-.