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Rose Canyon Entrance Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 32.3973, -110.6911 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Prewitt on Sep 15, 2009


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A nice collection of boulders with good landings in close proximity to each other and not far off the road. This area is not talked about very much, but offers surprisingly good bouldering in a nice pine forest. The rock is typically good quality with a gritty texture bordering on painful in a couple spots. A variety of problems and short approach make this a good addition to a Lemmon bouldering circuit.

The Tucson Bouldering Guide lists 9 problems on two boulders. There are actually at least 7 boulders with well over a dozen problems. Boulders are given letter names here for simplicity. Actual problem and boulder names are unknown.

Getting There 

If parked at San Pedro Vista (Vista Boulder parking) hike down the road past the roadcut. Or park at the Green Mountain trailhead parking lot and go across the street. Hop the guardrail and head downhill. Eventually you will see the boulders as the terrain begins to level off a bit. 5 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the 6 - Mid-Mountain area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

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By Joe Kreidel
From: San Antonio, TX
Sep 15, 2009
Chris -

Thanks for adding these areas. I'll try and get better about taking photos of boulders and posting various areas up.

As a general aside, communication about problems and areas is so much easier when the are distinct and easy to remember names attached to boulders and problems (as opposed to "that v3ish crimp line on Boulder C"). I'm not sure the best way to retroactively bestow names on boulders and problems climbed long ago without ruffling some feathers, but I would prefer if somehow we could. Many areas around Tucson are difficult to discuss with others because of this (a good example is Gates Pass). Anyone have any thoughts, ideas or compromises?
By Trey Lewis
From: Glendale, Az
Sep 22, 2009
i say start calling it something. give it a name. let the people know! and if it does have a different name given by someone else, apologize to the problem for calling it something other than its name.
By emmet
Sep 29, 2009
For awhile, my friend and I were calling it Rosie's Skirt.

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