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Description 

Pusch Ridge is the "front range" that forms the western part of the Santa Catalina Mountains visible from Tucson. A number of crags and walls dot this area, with the majority being backcountry traditional routes.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',10],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',14],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pusch Ridge:
Cherry Jam   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 1000'   Table Mountain
Crescent Crack, Left Variation   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   Table Mountain
Modern Day Warrior   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Table Mountain
Miracle Man   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   OCB
Psycho Man   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   OCB
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Featured Route For Pusch Ridge
original photo by "michaelclimbs"

Modern Day Warrior 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Table Mountain
[OK-- it's not really a "new" route, but it was never logged anywhere officially, for no particular reason.]1. Climb easy, weedy wall to belay bolt just left of the start of the “S” crack.2. Up crack to bolted belay. (5.9+ 145’)3. Follow main system past old bail-off bolt, then out roof to the right, past 4 bolts to bolted belay. (5.10a 170’) (It’s possible to belay on ledges midway through pitch)4. Up cracks, out small roof, past bolt to belay. (5.10 110’)5. Climb flakes to...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Neill Prohaska
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 24, 2012
Does anyone know if this is Bighorn Mountain, and if anyone has attempted the line marked with red dots? If so, does anyone know the name of and/or beta for the route?

Is this Bighorn Mountain, and has this line been d...
Is this Bighorn Mountain, and has this line been done?