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Amateur Hour Crag  

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NW facing white rock with grey bands seen from the Molino Overlook parking circle. It is a short distance SW along the ridge from where the trail to the Ruins meets the ridgeline.

If anybody knows the "established name" for the rock or has a better idea, let me know.

Getting There 

Park as for the Ruins at the Molino Overlook (MP 4.7) and start hiking on the trail to the Ruins. Just before the last steep section the trail dips down slightly at a small drainage with a tree. From here it is an easy diagonal up and right to the base of the rock, following terraces and deer trails. About 20 min.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Amateur Hour Crag:
Farm Team   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 100'   
Back In The Shadow Again   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
Post-Op Therapy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
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Lower roof section.

Senior Saga 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Amateur Hour Crag
Multiple roof moves and a thin face finish. Clipping the last bolt is a little spooky feeling even though the bolt is just under your feet. A little working around to get into the right position will make the clip pretty straight forward....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By 1Eric Rhicard
Nov 1, 2012
This crag is now a good place to go for the moderate team or group. You will have fun.
By Windy Pete
Dec 23, 2012
"You will have fun" It has been so ordered!
Have to agree Eric. Nice job packing it in on the 30'ers. How you saw those lines I'll never know; and the other climbs, quality. BTW while I saw that Minarete protects with some gear, the description says "sport." Don't know if that's a big deal, but to an unobservant newbie...
By Matt martinez
Mar 31, 2013
Had some issues finding it with the directions here (might be that my friend and I are a little challenged). Not sure what the ruins are as described, but from the Molino parking area, you can see the face directly south and UP at the top of the ridge. Only face with similar properties (white with grey stripes). Hope that helps anyone stuck wondering; read "wandering"
By Brian Kennedy
Jan 20, 2014
Found a Evolve shoe at the base of the crag today. Looks like it's been there for a bit. Message me and I'll get it back to you.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 5, 2014
*** WARNING ***

An active beehive has been reported behind the flake that Senior Saga is on. Approximately 8 feet left of the 5th bolt.

*** WARNING ***
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