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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
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.
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Cakewalk 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
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Cakewalk 5.6 4c 14 V 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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