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Peering out from behind Rock of No Name at Paradox...


Paradox Rock is a great crag for 5.8-5.11 leaders looking to fill a day. There is a variety of climbing, from slabby faces, to cracks, to spectacular overhangs, all on high quality rock. Climbs are a mix of sport and gear. Views are great, access is easy, and the rock generally doesn't get much traffic.

The rock faces SSE at the head of Bear Canyon, meaning it gets lots of sun and can be warm even on winter days.

Getting There 

Park on the wide shoulder 12.8 miles up the Catalina Highway. This is just past the hairpin turn at the head of Bear Canyon at a spot where a drainage passes under the road. Head up the steep stone sluiceway and turn right at its top. From here follow the trail with occasional small cairns to the base of the crag. Approach is 10-15 minutes.

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Paradox Rock
Afternoon Delight follows the curve on the left, The Rueben Hair Shift follows the bolt line on the face.

The Reuben Hair Shift 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Paradox Rock
This is the last bolted line on the upper half of Paradox Rock. It is on the face just to the right of Afternoon Delight's curving crack. The route offers some tricky and sustained face moves (read: pretty tough for a 5.8+) before gaining a big ledge below a small overhang. Getting up and over the roof is not terribly difficult, but provides some interesting moves. Rock quality is excellent and the bolts protects the climb well....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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The beginning of the sunset view from Paradox Rock, Nov 2007.
The beginning of the sunset view from Paradox Rock...
Clayton Josephy belays for Robby McGraw on a route at Paradox Rock, Nov 2007.
Clayton Josephy belays for Robby McGraw on a route...
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