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Owls Head 

Santans Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.12858, -111.65372 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ldsclimber on Apr 28, 2011
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Perfect for Fall, Winter, and Spring climbing. Its 30 minutes from the EV and excellent for learning to place gear. Phoenicians have been climbing here for at least 30 years.

Getting There 

From Mesa take the 60 to Ellsworth and head south till it Ts with Hunt High Way. Head East for 1/2 mile then turn South at the first stop light.Drive 2 miles and take a right once the pavement end. Drive to the end of the dirt road approximately 6-7 miles. You'll see Owls Head facing toward the eastern horizon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Santans
Rock Climbing Photo: This a shot of the upper half of To Bee or Not to ...

To Bee or Not to Bee 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Owls Head
I've eyed this line for years and finally got on it. After I set up my belay on the arete I poked my head around the corner to scope out the traverse only to hear the buzzing of hundreds of bees only 30' away. Not to be shut down we went for it and the bees kept there distance. To Bee or Not to Bee starts just right of Intimidation's start on a face crack with an old pin but any other route to get to the shelf half way up the wall will work. Make a belay near the arete on the left then commit t...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: Scott looking at mount lemmon
Scott looking at mount lemmon
Rock Climbing Photo: Hang Loose
Hang Loose
Rock Climbing Photo: Back in 95
Back in 95
Rock Climbing Photo: Hang Loose
Hang Loose
Rock Climbing Photo: Owl's Head
Owl's Head
Rock Climbing Photo: QC boys at play
QC boys at play

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By ldsclimber
From: Queen Creek AZ
Feb 12, 2012

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