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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+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Standard Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 5 pitches, 200'
Venus' Flytrap And Environs 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Mistaken Identity 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
FIUTT 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a , 2 pitches, 200'
Stoner's Boner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Centerpiece 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Single Lens Reflex 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Crows Nest 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Copperhead 5 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
Stripper 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Jungle Gym 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Straight Arrow 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Shriveled Penis 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
Tomorrow is Today 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
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Stoner's Boner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Chimney Rock
The FFA's of Stoner's Boner and Mistaken Identity to the left, were both done thinking each climb was the other climb, and hence (I'm assuming) the names.Stoner's Boner starts very roughly 50 feet right of George's Buttress at the left side of Chimney Rock. It climbs a parallel crack system in a recess just left of a big block against the base of the cliff. The block is the start of Centerpiece. A short ways up the left crack is a tiny pine tree.Having never done the route before, it was a littl...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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