Willow Canyon Crags Rock Climbing
Willow Canyon is home to a number of rather obscure crags and pinnacles. Almost all routes face south/southeast, so expect sun most of the time. A nice variety of both sport and gear routes can be found here on rock of varying quality.
NOTE: This area has been added to maintain consistency with Squeezing the Lemmon II
From Rose Canyon Lake: hike south from the west end of the small dam. A faint trail contours along Rose Peak, bringing you out on top of Rose Hill Crag. Continue down this ridge to reach the rest of the Willow Canyon crags.
Climbing Season For the 6 - Mid-Mountain area.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Willow Canyon Crags
Grunge Cakes 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Grunge Rock
This one is pretty sustained for most of the route, but easier the last 15 feet. You can hit the ground going for the second bolt. The crux seems to be the second to third bolt area of the climb - some difficult moves there. Generally a fun climb, but getting that second bolt clipped is kind of sketchy....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
By John Hannah
Jul 21, 2009
This area actually has a ton of routes not listed here. Check out Squeezing the Lemmon II for more information. Also, a little tip about finding the right trail...you should be moving west along the south edge of the lake. Make sure you go past the dam. There is another well defined trail right before the dam that can lead you astray. This area is not heavily used and has 30 routes mostly 5.10 and up, but a few below that.