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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'
FIUTT 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a , 2 pitches, 200'
Mistaken Identity 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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'
Crows Nest 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Single Lens Reflex 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Copperhead 5 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
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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Centerpiece 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Chimney Rock
This plum was picked in the late seventies by the prolific Steve Grossman. The route starts in the small dihedral to the right of Stoner's Boner. 20 feet up, it pulls a small roof with a hand crack in it. The top section gets steeper and finishes with good pro and a great steep hand crack that is as good as they come on Mt. Lemmon. Great rock, great line and great gear....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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