You've seen it -- it's that big rock way back in the Rincons you see when you're heading back to Tucson after a day in the Stronghold.
Driving Approach: Drive east from Tucson on I-10 to the J-Six/Mescal exit #297 and turn left (north). Mescal Rd. soon turns into a good dirt road and about 15.4 miles from I-10 there is a well marked left turn to the Turkey Creek Trailhead (road #4408), shortly after passing a turnoff for the Miller Creek Trailhead. The road weaves thru a gate and camp area, angling right to the gate for a hiking trail that stays in the canyon. The dirt road from here turns to 4WD leading right, up onto a long ridge (1.4 miles) to the trailhead (~17.2 miles from I-10). The drive from mid Tucson to the trailhead takes about 90 minutes.
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(7) Fiona's Feelin' Groovy 5.7+ Trad, 4 pitches, 570 feet
(6) Bombs Away 5.8 Trad, 5 pitches, 530 feet
(1) J- Cubed 5.9 Trad, 4 pitches, 540 feet
(5) Cryptic Friction 5.9 Trad, 4 pitches, 650 feet
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(2) Short Story 5.10 AZ : Southern Arizona : ... : Reef Rock on Mica Mt.
Short Story is a burly vertical to somewhat overhanging right leaning crack on Reef Rock. With I believe 3 cruxes. One close to the bottom, in in the middle (somewhat overhanging part), and at top of crack. The crack it self is approx 75ft. Then a very thin face...which I did not do.(taller ppl may not have issue) I went to the left on a tricky exciting traverse. Find the gully straight above end face another 20 or so to good tree in shade to belay from. Can also set up TR from there via ramp ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ