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The Down Under

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digit-redo S 
Give It a Burl S 
Hard Yakka S 
Koala Corner T 
Sheila Tester T,S 
Under Over, The S 

The Down Under  

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North facing and shady but comfortable on 70 degree days.
Routes have a much different flavor than other Milagrosa climbs.
Bring a light rack for the two corner crack climbs.

Getting There 

Hike into the canyon via the creek bed. The cliff is directly underneath the first climbs you would come to if you hiked in on the trail. Formation as two striking (for Mt. Lemmon) diedrals with routes also on either side.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Down Under:
Sheila Tester   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Mary Messal on Sheila Tester.  I guess she passed.

Sheila Tester 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : The Down Under
We bolted this even though both FAist have led it on gear, as ground fall potentional does exist. So are you a Sheila or not, now you can choose. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 31, 2011
My understanding of the routes from right to left (downstream to upstream):

Give It A Burl
Hard Yakka
Koala Corner
Sheila Tester
The Under Over

My favorites were Sheila Tester, Digit-redo and The Under Over. Most of these climbs have a bolt or two of rotten rock before cleaning up. A couple of the bolts seemed a bit reachy but I may have just been looking for a quick clip. The Under Over is the most unique climb of the area and perhaps the only one without a comparable, superior climb on the Main Wall.

All in all, a fun addition to the crag. Thanks.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Mar 23, 2011
Watch what you pull on and have belayers wear helmets.
By Queen LaTufa
From: tucson, az
Jan 20, 2013
Climbed all but the Under Over & Koala Corner. Interesting, but chossy. Definitely be aware as a belayer, or wear a helmet. No Gimmes here. One of the more kid-friendly crags on the mountain.
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