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Sahuaro Corners Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Novel, warmer location. Climbs begin off a platform that require a couple of fairly technical moves to get to the top of. Consider using the fixed belay anchor for the furthest-left routes. These routes are juggier than those found on Main Wall, and get more sun.

Getting There 

Keep walking past the Main Wall and you'll see an obvious big platform with a dihedral atop it. The platform is also home to a lone sahuaro (saguaro) cactus, hence the name.

Climbing Season

For the La Milagrosa Canyon area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['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 Sahuaro Corners

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sahuaro Corners:
Sahuaro   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Javalina   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Sahuaro Corners
Rock Climbing Photo: running it out on ringtail. draws are hung on plan...

Ringtail 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Sahuaro Corners
An exciting trad alternative to Planet Ron that skips the bolted face and traverses below the large roof.Start up loose dihedral and gain stance below the roof on a sloping ledge. A .75 camalot protects the corner stance, and a slot in the roof takes a .4 and .5 next to each other. Bust out left on face holds below the roof and run-out (pg-13) around the lip to a good stance in the dihedral, joining and finishing on Planet Ron.Despite the last half being bolted, there's good ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By Braxtron
From: ...
Feb 4, 2009
Unfortunately, the lonely saguaro is dead. No sign of vandalism, looks like it just couldn't take the wind a few months ago.
By Chelsea Cook
Jan 25, 2010
Anyone have any info on the climb that is to the right of both 10's and starts out with technical crimpy moves for a few bolts, then goes into easy climbing with a crack and positive ledges for the last half of it? It's on the same wall as the 10's. Thank you!
By Hendrixson
Administrator
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 25, 2010
You're killing me Chelsea. Check the guide I recently put together.

I believe the route you are referring to is "Planet Ron" (5.11c, bc). I have not climbed it myself but others seem to like it. The bottom is delicate and tenuous.

By the way, the name "Planet Ron" cracks me up.
By Chelsea Cook
Jan 25, 2010
I forgot about that guide! It's a really good one, too. Thanks, John! The climb is badass. I really liked it.

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