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Chimney Rock is a large, freestanding formation on the west side of the Catalina Highway near mp 11. Proximity to the highway, and a variety of climbing, have made Chimney Rock a popular crag for many years.
Driving up the Catalina Highway, go past Chimney Rock and park in a large pullout on the right just past mp 11. Highway construction has destroyed the old access point, so you have two options.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chimney Rock:
George's Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Standard Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 5 pitches, 200'
FIUTT 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a , 2 pitches, 200'
Mistaken Identity 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Stoner's Boner 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Centerpiece 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Yardarm variation to Crows Nest 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Copperhead 5 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
Crows Nest 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Single Lens Reflex 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Jungle Gym 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Straight Arrow 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Shriveled Penis 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
Tomorrow is Today 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
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Crows Nest 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Chimney Rock
This route is located on the far right end of Chimney Rock, just right of the steep, bolted Ratline (5.11). Climb the left leaning, large dihedral for two pitches. Cruxy moves, and great protection, are encountered on both pitches. A two bolt anchor at the top of Ratline marks the top of the first pitch. A savvy leader can easily link the first two pitches. This is desirable as the first belay is hanging while the second belay is one of the best on the mountain (and also bolted). The last ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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