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Sabino Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Located in northern Tucson, this recreational area charges a fee to park and another to ride the shuttle. Climbing is allowed but not encouraged. The Acropolis, Whipple Wall and Kor Wall are @ 500' tall walls of gneiss. It can be loose in spots and great otherwise. This is a trad area, not a sport climb to be found.

Getting There 

From center of town, head north on Swan to Skyline Drive and take that road east to Sabino Canyon Rd. Pay the fee ($7) and ride to your crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sabino Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sabino Canyon:
Kor Wall   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Colorado Crush   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   
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Featured Route For Sabino Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Manny following Mike on pitch 2.  The dihedral had...

The Naked Prey 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Sabino Canyon
So far, this is a work in progress. The first pitch starts way left in a short steep diheddral and trends up and right passing thin pro and a bolt to the main dihedral. The crux may be after the bolt, you pass a bulge and use 2 med tri-cams til you gain a finger-sized undercling (visible from the ground). Build an anchor and the second pitch goes up a crack in the main dihedral to a bolted anchor at a stance right of the crack. We were going left in the dihedral but it turns out to be a roo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Sabino Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: p2 Hard to Swallow
p2 Hard to Swallow
Rock Climbing Photo: Ridges looking south from Thimble Peak.
Ridges looking south from Thimble Peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheryl Miller on Layback at the Fruitstand, Sabino...
Sheryl Miller on Layback at the Fruitstand, Sabino...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thimble Peak and Whipple Wall
Thimble Peak and Whipple Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: For an action-packed day, do the Kor Route (face o...
For an action-packed day, do the Kor Route (face o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Weird protection thingies to keep the choss from r...
Weird protection thingies to keep the choss from r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ruins of the Forest Service bathroom that used to ...
Ruins of the Forest Service bathroom that used to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another rock slide in Sabino Canyon
Another rock slide in Sabino Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock slide near the start of the Kor route.
Rock slide near the start of the Kor route.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Acropolis - Sabino Canyon
The Acropolis - Sabino Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Kor Wall
Kor Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the panorama above the last shuttle stop. ...
This is the panorama above the last shuttle stop. ...

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By Chris Prewitt
Dec 11, 2009
Shuttle Fee as of 12/09: $8.00
By dolemike
Dec 20, 2009
Get off at stop 8, not 7!, for Kor wall and walk back down the road to the obvious gully that goes all the way up to the wall.
By Gunkswest
Feb 10, 2015
As of 10 February 2015, fee was $8 for adults. Parking/tram operates 9am-430pm during winter months (mid-December - June).

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