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Sphinx Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,500'
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Nov 1, 2009
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A small crag that had only four routes until recently. The east face is warm on a sunny day in the winter as is the west face later in the day. Few have climbed here as the approach before the fire was pretty nasty with a lot of Manzanita. Rock is a little sharp as most rock in the Windy Point area is. Some of the new routes have some short sections of grainy stuff but that should go away with a little climbing activity.

Getting There 

Approach the same as Dr. Death and Paradox Rock. See SQ II. page 88.

Climbing Season

For the 2 - Bear Canyon area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sphinx

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sphinx:
Cling Tut   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 75'   
Guardian's Edge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   
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Featured Route For Sphinx
Rock Climbing Photo: EFR after the crux.

Energized 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Sphinx
Neat looking line that is way more in your face than you might think. Pro is good but hard to place at times. Be sure there is no vegetation growing out of the crack as you will need to place pro in those spots. Pretty fun climbing and if the pro was easier to place I would call it a great climb. Hanging on to place gear will work you as much as the climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: East face of the Sphinx, left side.
East face of the Sphinx, left side.

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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 12, 2010
Just got out here yesterday for the first time and found it to be a fun area that's nice and warm. There are several good routes with convenient clip-n-lower anchors. Good work and thanks to the FAs!

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