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Elevation: 6,000'
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Submitted By: James DeRoussel on Jul 12, 2010
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Description 

Nancy's Thumb is the large tower protruding from the north end of North Fin.

Getting There 

Driving up the Catalina Highway, park at Windy Point (mp 14.3). Cross the road, and hike out the ridge just behind the restrooms.

As you near the end of the ridge (couple hundred yards), find a trail that drops sharply down the right side along a small cliff. It may take some looking to find the right spot, but once you do, it will be obvious.

Continuing down this trail, you will approach Nancy's Thumb, a large pinnacle with an obvious crack on the north side. Allow five minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Nancy's Thumb Tower
Here's a photo I took of Tim Lee at the crux of "Ben there dun that" the day we put up the route.  Definitely a 5.9 move.

Ben There, Dun That 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Nancy's Thumb Tower
This route is on the West face of Nancy's Thumb Tower, a 30'-high block on top of the East side of North Fin. Follow the only vertical crack up the right side of the face to the two-bolt chain anchors above. The climbing through the crack is easy, though airy as you glance to your right. The final moves near the bolt are awkward. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By AnonymooseCoward
Dec 24, 2012
CONDITION REPORT 
Some dickhead put graffiti near Nacy's Thumb. I think there are plenty of brick walls in Tucson for such a thing, but they probabky will never read this....