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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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Single Lens Reflex 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Chimney Rock
Wild route! Sustained. Walking right from George's Buttress you pass Mistaken Identity, Stoner's Boner, and then a large rectangular block against the base. Centerpiece climbs the obvious vertical crack system that starts from the right side of this block. A little further is a prominent left facing left leaning corner that starts a ways off the ground. The standard start goes up right then underclingd left and then traverses further left to reach the base of the corner. This is a bit runout, bu...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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