|The "Gimme Some" Dome
50'-60' volcanic dome 10-15 min hike north of Speedway Blvd .3 miles east of Gates Pass. The main face starts with easier low angle climbing transitioning into tougher vertical climbing with crux bulges. Three set of TR chain anchors installed so far with potential for at least one more in the next few weeks. The routes are on the east face so they have afternoon shade. The north-east face has the potential for several steeply overhung boulder problems and a hard traversing route. Routes started going up on 9/19/2011 so beware of loose rock.
Take Speedway west from Tucson. Look for a wash (with a cairn 2' off the north side of Speedway) .3 miles before (east of) Gates Pass, and just past (west of) a "Share The Road" with bikes sign. Park in a 1 or 2 car dirt pullout on the south side of Speedway 50' west of the wash. The dome is clearly visible from this parking. Follow the wash until it passes between a mini canyon with approximately 10'-15' high rock walls (boulder problem potential). As soon as you pass the walls (marked by cairn) scramble out of the wash to the right and "bush whack" uphill through fairly open terrain and across one or two smaller drainages to the dome. Scramble to the top via either the south or north side of the dome. Watch out for both living and fallen/dead teddy bear cholla.
GPS coordinates are: 32°13'36.19"N, 111° 5'42.01"W
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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BETA PHOTO: The north-northeast face with a hard traverse and ...
BETA PHOTO: The "Gimme Some" Dome as seen from the parking are...
From: Tucson, Arizona
Jan 12, 2012
Cleaned a bunch more loose rock off. Its getting there...
|By Hunter Gudenkauf|
From: Tucson, Az
Feb 21, 2012
I honestly recommend staying away from this crag! The wear on the rope is not worth it. There is a whole lot of rope drag and the sharp rock made my new rope fray a bit. Every hold is falling off and the short length of the climbs make for a very uninspiring afternoon of climbing.
|By Steven Groetken|
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 16, 2012
Been calling this area the "After School Special" because it's so easy to throw down a few routes after school or work. Been here about 5 times in the past month just because it's so convenient. Bring a pair of double length slings to save your rope. Beware of the football sized flake on "Hollow Headed Blondes." It moves a bit. I'm going to keep checking it, and if it gets too sketchy It might be gone after my next visit.
From: Tucson, Arizona
Feb 28, 2013
SO, the climbing here is far from spectacular. KB and I put this up the summer that Mt Lemmon was closed due to fire danger, so keep that in mind. Its a fun place to mess around, but yes every hold may fall off, and yes extending the anchors will help save your rope. I usually bring my "working" rope here which is already beat up. This is also a fun place to practice with your aid hooks in a low-risk environment.