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Submitted By: Charles Vernon on Feb 15, 2010
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  • Description 

    Pusch Peak is the obvious pointy (when viewed from Tucson) peak that forms the westernmost end of the Catalinas. Note that the Linda Vista Wall is an aspect of Pusch Peak, and is described as a separate area under Pusch Ridge. So on this site, "Pusch Peak" basically refers to the long wall that faces NNW and is visible from Oracle Road. Linda Vista Wall is smaller and above this wall. Kerry describes a small number of routes in BC Rock Climbs.

    These routes do not receive much sun until mid or late afternoon. Depending on the route, the approach might include a short or medium length bushwhack to the base. All of the routes have wonderful views of Oro Valley's resorts and million dollar homes, some of which are no more than a mile away from the climbing.

    These walls tend to be somewhat loose, and have a fair amount of vegetation. However, I have climbed two established routes there that I enjoyed: "Pusch Push" and "Dos Hermanos." The former has a lot of good crack climbing for a Tucson route and the latter climbs an attractive line up a conspicuous prow.

    Getting There 

    All of the routes that Kerry describes, as well as the newer routes on the Linda Vista wall start from the Linda Vista trailhead. Turn right off of Oracle Rd. onto Linda Vista Blvd, which is about 3 miles past the Ina Rd. junction. The trailhead is on the right, almost immediately after the turn.

    Climbing Season

    For the Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains) area.

    Weather station 2.7 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

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    Featured Route For Pusch Peak
    Rock Climbing Photo: Dan leading the somewhat unappealing first pitch.

    Pusch Push 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Pusch Peak
    This is a good route with two awesome crack pitches that would be classics as single pitches on Mount Lemmon, two mediocre pitches, and in places a fair amount of vegetation and loose rock. Overall it climbs better than it looks and is at least worth doing once.Kerry's description is good and can be found climb the large right-facing corner, about 5.8 w/Ok climbing and pro. Belay at the highest tree.P2: do not move out left, but ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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    By roman d
    From: Pasadena, CA
    Feb 16, 2010
    I think this area is closed from January 1 - April 30 each year for bighorn lambing...
    (map on 3rd page)
    By Charles Vernon
    From: Tucson, AZ
    Feb 16, 2010
    Alas, it looks like you're right. We had no idea. We didn't see any signs at the trailhead or along the trail, although we weren't looking for them either.

    This would apply to the Linda Vista area as well. Does anyone know if it applies to Table Mountain or Leviathan Dome?
    By roman d
    From: Pasadena, CA
    Feb 17, 2010
    I think the closure goes all the way north to Cargodera Cyn, just north of Golder Dome.
    By markguycan
    From: flagstaff, AZ
    Feb 21, 2010
    Leviathan Dome is reportedly also closed til May 1st

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