Juice the maximum out of Mt. Lemmon by going on a full-day climb! With over 2,000 routes waiting to be discovered, you won’t struggle finding those two perfect crags where you’ll spend your day. Trad, sport, or mixed, this unique Arizona area has it all. Let your AMGA certified guide help you achieve your goals, whether you’re a total beginner or a skilled climber. Find your little slice of heaven on Mt. Lemmon.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, please refer to Arizona Office of Tourism or Arizona’s Travel Advisories.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local AMGA certified single-pitch instructor and apprentice alpine guide or apprentice rock guide
- A half or a full day of rock climbing
- All rock climbing gear (harness, helmet, rock shoes, etc.)
- Supplemental equipment available upon request
What’s not included:
- Transportation to the meeting location in Tucson, AZ
- Lunch, snacks, and water
- Personal hiking or climbing clothing and equipment
- Costs associated with weather delays or other variables beyond guide’s control
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
No prior experience is necessary for rock climbing on Mt. Lemmon. Whether you’ve never donned a harness or you’re a seasoned climber, a guide will help you meet your individual objectives. Since there are many great climbing areas on Mt. Lemmon, your guides will create a personalized climbing trip that caters to your skillset and aspirations. Above all, your instructor’s number one priority is your safety. As long as you listen to the given instructions, you’ll succeed in completing your climb.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
- Closed-toed shoes
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
- Rock climbing shoes and harness (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
- Personal prescription medications (for example epinephrine auto-injectors for anaphylactic allergies)
- Sun protection (lip balm, sunscreen, sunglasses, wide-brim hat, etc.)
- Water bottle (1L minimum)
- Weather appropriate clothing (layers to help keep you comfortable and/or dry, such as synthetic materials and wool)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
- The group size is up to 10 people. The usual guest-to-guide ratio is 5:1. The adventure operates even if there’s only one climber.
- Costs per person decrease as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.
Climbing adventure on Mt. Lemmon can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 and older than 4 may be permitted to climb, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Mt. Lemmon, most people fly into Tucson International Airport, which is a 20-minute drive from the city center.
You’ll meet your guide at LeBuzz Caffe, 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd #125, Tucson, AZ 85711. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.