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South Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,890'
Location: 33.34213, -112.07597 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: CTK on May 2, 2008
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Jared LaVacque on Mini Slash Face, a great V9 stan...

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Seemingly Endless trails! Some exposed rock.

Getting There

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

132 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',38],['2 Stars',51],['1 Star',37],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Mountain:
Razors Edge   V0+ 4+     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : World Boulder
Silly Little Dirty   V2 5+     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Hookers are fun!   V2 5+     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Rangler   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Pima Canyon Area : The Amphitheatre
The Tongue   V2 5+     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Main Attraction   V3 6A     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : World Boulder
Crown of Thorns   V3 6A     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Nasal Cavity (Jump Start Left)   V3-4 6A+ PG13     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : The Amphitheatre
Jump Start Problem   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 15'   Pima Canyon Area : The Amphitheatre
Tsunami   V4 6B     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Crown Jewel   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 20'   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Stairway to Heaven   V4 6B     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Cocaine Corner   V4 6B PG13     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : The Amphitheatre
Double Fisted   V5 6C     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Nutshell   V5 6C     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : The Amphitheatre
Locked and Loaded   V5 6C PG13     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Africa Boulder
Table Topper   V5 6C     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Entrance Boulders
Elephant Tree   V6 7A     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : The Amphitheatre
Caveman   V6 7A     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : The Studio
Hairy Cleavage   V7 7A+     Boulder   Pima Canyon Area : Africa Boulder
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Featured Route For South Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai V5 6C  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Seven Samurai
Start on far right side of Seven Samurai face (see photo). Follow crack to middle of boulder where it fades out. Go up to a sidepull and top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Gibson on Hookers are fun
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By Richard Edwards
Aug 7, 2015
By Richard Edwards
Aug 7, 2015
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By Ross Douglas
Apr 12, 2016
I visited South Mountain for the first time this weekend. Heres a few of my fav climbs :)

By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
May 9, 2016
This June the City Parks Dept is having meetings to determine where bouldering, among other activities, will be allowed. I will publish the dates as I get them. Please join and be heard.

Contact me if you have any questions.
By Jared LaVacque
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jan 16, 2017
The link is dead in the "Getting There" section of the page. Can someone update it with new information?
By Willy Chang
From: lynnwood, wa
Feb 4, 2017
Jared LaVacque - hey I just joined the site so I don't know how to update. But if no one updates that section for how to get there, I wrote some instructions how on a blog post of the area I made. See here:

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