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Finger Rock Canyon is named for one of the most recognizable features in the Santa Catalina Mountains, visible from most of Tucson. It lies immediately west of Pontatoc Canyon, and the two share a trailhead. Aside from the bouldering along the trail, anything you climb here should be considered backcountry.
From Tucson, drive north on Swan, past River Road and past Sunrise.
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Finger Rock (Standard Route) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Finger Rock
If your legs and brain are still responsive after the hike up to Finger Rock, you might as well climb it. After all that hard work, it'd be a waste not to, right?The technical route up Finger Rock begins in the western saddle between Prominent Point and Finger Rock itself. The climbing starts up the north-northeast face of the Finger, immediately above the trail's end:Climb up easily protected flake, past small bulge and cracks, to a ledge with two small trees (~50').From ledge, continue up ea...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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