Top of lizard rock at night
Upper-mountain grey stuff, Sport and trad, the best lines here are a couple cracks and a sick-hard slab, but other than that, not much else. Short hike but great camp spots nearby. Always in the shade. There is access to the top of the cliff.
Halfway up the ML Highway past Goosehead, Park at the left-hand pullout across from the Matterhorn boulders. Head into the woods, following the left-trending trail. You will climb steeply towards the highest point, then skirt the summit to the base of the cliff on a slippery pine-needle trail. As of the Aspen Fire Closures there was a huge downed tree at the first route that needs to be cleared.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Lizard Rock
Twelve O'Clock High 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Lizard Rock
High Step from boulder onto slab across the sketchy left angling fall (need a spotter as you are immediately 7 ft up), and undercling the short wide crack. Move up over crack through bulge of High Noon (5.9+X) [SQII]. Clip the bolt above the face, pull the bulge onto slab. From third bolt continue on slab to top bulges instead of moving right to cracks....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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BETA PHOTO: Lizard Rock from above.
Lizard Rock from the south
BETA PHOTO: Lizard Rock from above
BETA PHOTO: Lizard Rock from Barnum Rock parking area
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 1, 2012
Lizard rock - an absolute gem. If you are in Tucson and climbing this place is an absolute must. Bomber rock, tiny holds, run-out bolts, super solid placements,... unfortunately nearly no anchors. Tons of big names in Tucson have had a hand in the development of this place. About the only sub par aspect of this place is the views.
Only statements #3 and #4 above are correct. However, if you're interested in checking this place out the following photos for Twelve O'Clock High (5.10+R) [unsure if its this one or High Noon (5.9+X), ref SQII] may deceive you into thinking it's totally rad.
Alex on Twelve O'Clock High
From: Tucson, AZ
May 19, 2014
This formation is completely out of sight until you have passed it. The first view of it you get is from South Willow Canyon Rd near Rose Canyon Lake. From this vantage point and beyond, it looks kind of like a sleeping iguana (or in my opinion, a tortoise shell). It's fun to scramble up on but for my money, the climbing isn't great here.