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Pima Canyon Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Some of many good overhang problems.

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Heaps of boulders strewn about the canyon--mostly cruddy but with some certifiable gems throughout. The rock is of a fairly routine, rotten desert granite (baked extra crispy), and like the rest of South Mountain, there is little shade or water to be found. It takes a kindly beholder to find much beauty here, and as such there is little climber traffic. Don't be entirely mistaken, however: some sick problems lurk in Pima.

Getting There 

From the Guadalupe parking lot hike Pima Canyon Road for a little over a mile to an old stone structure. Veer S up the wash at this point, and peel your eyes. (It is mandatory that you indulge at least three "What's that on your back?" questions along the way.)

Climbing Season

For the South Mountain area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

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Number 1 OW V4 6B  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Pima Canyon
Begin with deepest hand jams conceivable and legs in wide flare. Crunch through low roof to fist jams and move up overhanging OW. Leave those crispy face holds alone....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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