Wilderness Dome Rock Climbing
I thought you brought the headlamp....
This is the big dome of rock that towers over Leviathan when viewed from the Oracle Hwy.
You probably won't have to wait in line to get on this one.
Drive to Catalina State Park on Oracle Road (Hwy. 77) just north of Tucson in Oro Valley.
After paying the entrance fee of $7.00 as of Jan. 2013, (self-pay if you've started as early as you should!), park at the parking lot for the Ruins Trail. Immediately after crossing the huge CDO wash, just before the trail heads uphill, there is a well used horse trail forking right. Take this trail as it climbs up onto a ridge that parallels the Ruins Trail ridge. It eventually heads right into Alamo Canyon. Right before it drops into the canyon there is a new trail that stays on the left side of Alamo for quite a long ways. It eventually drops into the canyon. Follow the canyon to the obvious side drainage that shoots up to the base of Leviathan.
Hike up to, then around the left (north) side of Leviathan Dome. The huge rock behind is Wilderness Dome.
Approach takes 3 to 4 hrs.
Climbing Season For the Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains) area.
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
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Featured Route For Wilderness Dome
Smokin' a J at the See Saw 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Wilderness Dome
1. Start just left of the tongue, avoiding most of the vegetation, and diagonal across the main corner over easy blocks to a large tree behind the pointy block. Access cracks behind and left of the tree and continue up to belay at about 140. (5.7 140)2. Head up and right into the main corner system. When the corner steepens and the crack thins out you can step left to a fuzzy crack for a ways, then step back right and finish up the steep corner that eventually kicks back. Belay at top ...[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona