8 - Summit Crags Rock Climbing
Toofast enjoying a bit of winter near the summit
The Summit Crags, as the name implies, are located near the uppermost elevations of Mount Lemmon. They are home to some of the longest and highest quality routes in the Santa Catalinas.
The seasonal raptor nesting closures limit the season here to late summer and autumn. Be particularly aware of afternoon storms and lightning if visiting this area early in the season.
Driving up the Catalina Highway, turn right on the road to the ski valley. Continue past the ski valley, through a gate, and down a rough paved road. Drive to the gravel parking lot on the left just before the observatory. Park here and continue on foot, up the road, following the 'trail' sign. (Stay left when you see the sign at the observatory).
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
121 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',47],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',0]
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Raven Maniac 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Arizona
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
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Easily one of the best routes on Mount Lemmon. This route doesn't have a move harder than 11+ but it is has 130 feet of overhanging 5.10 and 5.11 climbing which makes is one of the most sustained at the grade on the mountain. The first set of anchors is for a single rope descent. If you stop at the first set of anchors the route is 5.11 or 11+. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona
The summit crags, from left to right: Rappel Rock,...
Jun 13, 2012
+1 Andy. Lots and lots of other crags on the Lemmon. Be patient everyone.