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Sahuaro Corners Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Hillary Davis on Apr 7, 2004
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EM at the Saguaro Corner wall. Photo by J. Bachar ...


Novel, warmer location. Climbs begin off a platform that require a couple of fairly technical moves to get to the top of. Consider using the fixed belay anchor for the furthest-left routes. These routes are juggier than those found on Main Wall, and get more sun.

Getting There 

Keep walking past the Main Wall and you'll see an obvious big platform with a dihedral atop it. The platform is also home to a lone sahuaro (saguaro) cactus, hence the name.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sahuaro Corners

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sahuaro Corners:
Sahuaro   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Javalina   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cholla   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jay at the thin crux of Javalina. PHOTO BY HILLARY...

Javalina 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Sahuaro Corners
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By Braxtron
From: ...
Feb 4, 2009
Unfortunately, the lonely saguaro is dead. No sign of vandalism, looks like it just couldn't take the wind a few months ago.
By Chelsea Cook
Jan 25, 2010
Anyone have any info on the climb that is to the right of both 10's and starts out with technical crimpy moves for a few bolts, then goes into easy climbing with a crack and positive ledges for the last half of it? It's on the same wall as the 10's. Thank you!
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 25, 2010
You're killing me Chelsea. Check the guide I recently put together.

I believe the route you are referring to is "Planet Ron" (5.11c, bc). I have not climbed it myself but others seem to like it. The bottom is delicate and tenuous.

By the way, the name "Planet Ron" cracks me up.
By Chelsea Cook
Jan 25, 2010
I forgot about that guide! It's a really good one, too. Thanks, John! The climb is badass. I really liked it.

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