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Description 

Abundance of routes in secluded area of the Catalinas. The long approach makes this area best for spring and fall climbing. The quality of rock varies, so watch out for
"portable holds"

Esperero Spires proper is shady in the mornings with afternoon sun. More information and route overhead can be found here: climbaz.com/Backcountry/page_h...

Getting There 

From the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center walk up the road and start on the Esperero Canyon trail. Take this trail for about 4 miles until you can see the spires to your right. From here bushwack up to the climbs. Expect about 2-3 hours on the trail and 1 hour for the bushwacking.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Esperero Spires:
Cakewalk   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Photo of the spires from a distance.  Cakewalk ascends the buttress protruding from the notch.

Cakewalk 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Esperero Spires
Start on Buttress just below notch in spires, A fixed nut was at the base when we did the route (March '08). Climb up buttress on low angle for 130' until a small ledge with belay potential is reached. P2 Head right of belay on short steep section with good holds then run out on easy ground with few protection opportunities. Belay on ledge with tree, backing up tree is highly advised. P3 continue up to top of route, staying on the right half of buttress, fun moves with great exposure. Desce...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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View down Esperero Canyon from the little tree belay.  Don't use the little tree.  You'll see why when you get there.
View down Esperero Canyon from the little tree bel...

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By jeffrey2535
Jun 7, 2009
lost my camera on the down climb of ziggurat. if found i will give reward.