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Rappel Rock is located near the summit of Mt Lemmon at an elevation of over 9000 feet. Like the other summit crags, Rap Rock offers cool temps and spectacular views of Tucson to the south.
Driving up the Catalina Highway, turn right on the road to the ski valley. Continue past the ski valley, through a gate, and down a rough paved road. Drive to the gravel parking lot on the left just before the observatory. Park here and continue on foot, up the road, following the 'trail' sign. (Stay left when you see the sign at the observatory).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rappel Rock:
Not So Easy Arch 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Standard Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Charadras 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Black Quacker 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 450'
Bender-Axen 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Corner 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
Quick Death 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Voodoo Child (direct start) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Chiboni 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Black Magic Woman 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
Helm's Deep 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Voodoo Child 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Lude 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 100'
Baradur 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
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Chiboni 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Rappel Rock
Chiboni is a wonderfully challenging pitch of slab climbing at the base of Rappel Rock. You can use this as a starting pitch for any of the lines that head for the tree ledge where the Standard Route/Black Quacker end their first pitches. Start a bit left of the toe of the buttress, move up and around the right end of a low roof and then up the undulating face above. As I said above, there are some good stretches between bolts and you'll have to keep your head about you. A Rap Rock classic!!Appa...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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