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Mt. Lemmon - Munchkinland

Sport climbing at Munchkinland! This location is mid-mountain and should give us some decent temperatures for climbing.

The climbing at Munchkinland varies from 5.6 - 5.12's. Steep, vertical and technical= fun climbing!!

http://mountainproject.com/v/munchkinland-area/105738203

I'm planning on heading out there on Friday afternoon and camping at Rose Canyon Campground. We can meet on Saturday morning at 9am in the parking area for Rose Canyon Lake!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    ditto Joe - camping was awesome, and climbing was great! the rock was amazing - so glad we weren't on the "slabby" side. :) it was a great group, and super fun to climb in a new area! Thx for the awesome organizing, Joe.

    August 22, 2011

  • Chuck

    +1 Cool group that stuck around to camp; +1 chill group on the rock

    August 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good time ! The camping was fantastic and the temps were perfect. Great meeting new members and I hope everyone else enjoyed themselves as much as I did!

    August 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Munchkingland (or at lest the tower wall) rocks! Had a great time learning more and also getting really spoiled by the grip on that incredible rock. Thank you "big show" Joe for setting this up and showing us around and up.

    August 21, 2011

  • Alexandre

    We won't be able to leave Gilbert until 7am, so if we're running late, we'll just find the you guys at Munchkinland.

    August 19, 2011

  • Jack S.

    I have 2 ropes and draw.

    August 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, wanted to give a heads up on the area. Munchkinland is a pretty popular crag and it might get busy. Looks like we've got a wide range of experience within our group. We should be able to get routes for all experience levels, but be ready to climb hard if all of the easier climbs are monopolized!

    August 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    We get Chuck & Coutney too?? This is a special climb... :) I can't speak for myself but I know Carolyn & John will both be bringing ropes & draws. I have 6 draws to add to the pile. Sorry not much help.

    August 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have one 60m rope and draws.

    August 19, 2011

  • Alexandre

    I think you know I've got 2 x60m ropes and draws.

    August 19, 2011

  • Alexandre

    Some might find this free topo guide useful. Don't know how accurate it is, but it looks well done and handy, and hey, it's free.
    http://math.fullerton.edu/tmcmillen/Tucson_selectsport.pdf

    August 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, could we get a rope count? We've got a large group here and we're going to need some ropes! Who's got ropes and quickdraws?

    August 19, 2011

  • Alexandre

    Yep big group, but I see a lot of experienced climbers so it shouldn't be bad at all. I hope the weather is good on Saturday!

    August 18, 2011

  • Steven W.

    Anthony and anyone else interested, I can drive from central PHX Sat AM, return that day after the climbing. Anyone interested feel free to speak up.
    Lets take this off the Meetup post - email me [masked]
    Steve

    August 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! Looks like I still get the " Big group Joe " title! If you've got rope, please bring it! Climb-on!

    August 18, 2011

  • Ben B.

    I'll be on Lemmon on Sunday morning if anyone wants to go climb something - [masked]

    August 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    There may also be camping available at Spencer Campground for those coming in on Sat. Same fees as Rose Canyon and at the same elevation.

    August 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's the mountain project link for the Towers. It is on the same wall as Munchkinland (proper), it's basically the same crag!

    http://mountainproject.com/v/the-towers/106124408

    August 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Joe, I can't find your post on the Towers on MP despite searching several areas of the website, can you please post the link? I am involved in a partner debate about Flagstaff vs Idyllwild this weekend (he wants Idyllwild cause he's in Cali now), but I spent the the last 2 weekends at Suicide & Taquitz. I would be very interested to check out Mt Lemmon finally. If the towers are a little less steep that may be better for me. Shade there too? Thank you for your organizing work!

    August 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quick update... I just spoke with the rangers office at Mt. Lemmon and they told me that the campgrounds fill up quick. If you're heading down Sat. morning, there is a strong possibility that there won't be any campsites available. We're heading out from Mesa around noon on Friday.
    Please try to be at the parking area at Rose Canyon Lake by 9:00am on Sat. so we can all hike in together. The approach to Munchkinland isn't difficult, but there are a few side turns that could get you off trail.

    August 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like things are coming together nicely! If you've got a rope and quickdraws, please bring them along. I'll bring a couple of ropes with me and some extra top-rope rigs. If you don't have gear, no problem, you can always help carrying gear!

    August 17, 2011

  • Alexandre

    Ok, thanks Joe.
    And I see that Wes and the Northern gang are heading south this weekend too. Cool.

    August 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alex,
    They don't do reservations at Rose Canyon. It's a first come / first serve.

    August 17, 2011

  • Alexandre

    And I think I should win a prize for Best Answers to Joe's "Should you really be climbing?" questions.

    August 17, 2011

  • Alexandre

    Joe, do you need to get an online reservation for the Rose Canyon campground?

    August 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a quick note for anyone interested in camping at Rose Canyon Campground... There is an $18.00 campsite charge and an $8.00 fee for an extra vehicle.
    Otherwise, there is a charge to park at Rose Canyon Lake for the day.

    August 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay, Alex. Would be awesome if you guys could join.

    August 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alex, That would be great if the two of you can make it out!

    August 16, 2011

  • Alexandre

    Thinking of joining you guys. I'll check with Patricia, but I think we'll make it for at least Saturday.

    August 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    John, sounds good! Jenny was saying that you were unsure of the climbs there. Check out the Mountain Project thread that I put up. Look at the area called the Towers, it's on the same wall as Munchkinland proper. There's quite a few low moderate routes.

    August 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm planning on camping at Rose Canyon on Friday and Saturday. Climbing at Munchkinland on Saturday, might be heading up to the Fortress for some multipitch on Sunday.

    August 14, 2011

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