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Alamo Canyon is home to some of the most spectacular rock formations on the north side of the Santa Catalinas, and provides a rugged backcountry experience to those willing to endure the long approach. Leviathin Dome, rising over 1000' from the base, is Alamo Canyon's crown jewel.
From Bob Kerry's Backcountry Rockclimbing in Southern Arizona:
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North Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Leviathan Dome
This climb is a serious undertaking with some big runnouts in places. Most notably the 4th pitch with 60 feet of unprotected 5.7, the fifth pitch which has a 110 foot traverse with widely spaced pro so the second can enjoy it too, and the 8th pitch where falling could lead to a big swing into a corner. The cool thing is that doing this you are following in the footsteps of some inspired and daring people. In Bob Kerry's Guiedbook Backcounty Rockclimbing in Southern Arizona he writes that the ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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