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Rincon Mountains Rock Climbing 


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Michael and Joe wandering through the giant ferns ...

Description 

The Rincons form the eastern boundary of the Tucson metro area, with part of the range falling in Saguaro National Park (East). In spite of it's proximity to Tucson, everything here is very backcountry.

Getting There 

The Rincons cover a large area. Crags are accessed either via Reddington Pass to the north, or via Happy Valley to the east. See individual areas for detailed directions. Bob Kerry's "Backcountry Climbing in Southern Arizona" is the most comprehensive guide to climbing in the Rincons. Also see climbaz.com.

Climbing Season

For the Southern Arizona area.

Weather station 13.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Michael nearing the belay on P3.

(5) Cryptic Friction 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Arizona : Southern Arizona : ... : Reef Rock on Mica Mt.
1. Climb crack to a small ledge and belay. (5.8 170 ft.)2. Continue up crack a short ways until you can diagonal left out of original crack along a flake/crack to main corner with a tricky exit move. Up easier ground to belay at the left end of large, jungle ledge. (5.8+ 160 ft.)Shift belay right, thru jungle to base of flake system and chimney.3. A tricky boulder move gains a long flake system that is to the left of the main chimney. At its top, diagonal right to another shorter flake/...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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