entering the crux
Three sport lines, two of which have a second pitch. The routes can be climbed as a single long pitch or broken into two at the mid-point anchor. The first pitch of Scorpion King
, which is 5.7, is frequently climbed by itself. These routes are well-bolted but the reddish-orange rock is chossy. As such the climber should move with awareness and helmets are recommended for belayers. One should also be cognizant of bee activity. There is a known hive nearby and there has been a serious attack.
The Forehand Wall
receives sun until late afternoon.
The Forehand Wall
is reached by hiking through the boulder and sand filled wash. Take the path of least resistance, following the faint climber's trail when visible. Watch the left side of the wash for a trail the rises out of the grass to the base of the cliff. After reaching the cliff hike back (left / south) towards the highway. Scorpion King
is the leftmost route.
The approach takes 10-15 minutes.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
3 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Scorpion King 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
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Pitch 1 is 5.7, Pitch 2 has a "hard 5.11" move near the top.This is a bit less than 100 yards closer to the road than Limbomaniac and the other bolted face routes on the lefthand wall. Look for a low angled start around the corner to the left of Meteor Shower. Follow the bolts. Watch out for loose rock -- the belayer should probably move out of the drop zone before the leader reaches a chossy vertical section about halfway up the first pitch. Feel free to add details about the second pitch, I...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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