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tdoughtySE Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006


From the West campground, up good, but overgrown trail. Well beaten-out trail along south side of rock along lion's Ledge to start of route. Worth the couple of minutes to go around the corner, before you head up, just to check out the East face. Some pitches easily linked. Seems like all pitches have a little technical climbing, then lots of scrambling to the belay point. And then more scrambling to the base of the last, short pitch (fixed pin gone?). Last pitch passes easily left of stacked blocks on the arĂȘte along a ledge about 6', then up past a horizontal crack (good pro) and ledge (8'), then back right and up to tree. Long scramble to top. Many presents left on top. Down Forbes route. 13 hour day, car to car (recovering from illness) wonderful day. No clouds, light breeze.
Posted Apr 18, 2006 9:23 pm

Mountain JimFrom the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 1995

Mountain Jim

Nice climb. Very different from what I'm used to in Colorado.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 5:00 am

LandonQDate Climbed: Unknown  Sucess!
Swams of lady bugs at the top
Posted Nov 22, 2005 2:16 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Forbes Route Date Climbed: March 24, 2005  Sucess!


This was my first roped climb. What a beauty of peak for that landmark in my short career of peakbagging! I contend that the approach from the Indian reservation is the more scenic. Despite the incredible views of Babo from the Thomas Canyon approach, I don't see how it can top the views of the amazing cliffs of Baboquivari Canyon and the other spectacular ridges that reach from the range crest into the Babo Valley. This is a very special place, highly recommended!! A trip report is available here.
Posted Mar 27, 2005 2:21 pm

streeyyrRoute Climbed: Thomas Canyon Date Climbed: Sept 1991 & May 2003  Sucess!


A truly spectacular desert peak.
Posted Mar 10, 2005 3:55 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: SE Arete Date Climbed: 1997?  Sucess!


One of my favorite climbs... great rock and even better exposure. Some 5-6 pitches of 5.6 or so...

I would recommend descending the Forbes route after climbing this; you'll probably only have to rap once. Just get off the summit early or you'll never find the way down!

Posted Aug 26, 2004 12:32 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: West Approach Date Climbed: 1990


Climbed with my dad and a small group at age 12, my first 'mountaineering'.
Posted Dec 20, 2003 9:34 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: SouthEast Arete from Lion's Ledge Date Climbed: April 5th 2003  Sucess!


Robert Somoano, Penelope May and I climbed the classic SE Arete of Babo on April 5th 2003. Had a great time climbing the 4 1/2 pitches (we had 60 m ropes) and scrambled up the rest. We decided to rap the route, a distinct mistake as it took us almost 5 hours to do so. The strong, cold wind from the south, didn't help. Fortunately, the ropes got stuck only once. We would recommend the route but not the rap. Try the Forbes route down instead.
Posted Apr 11, 2003 1:48 pm

MjollnirRoute Climbed: South East Arete Date Climbed: January 26, 2003  Sucess!


Great mountain. We only saw 2 other people and they turned back halfway up the trail.
Posted Jan 27, 2003 6:57 pm

gwedinRoute Climbed: Forbe's Route Date Climbed: 10/20/01  Sucess!
Very nice peak! West side approach much longer than East although the Baboquivari Park campground is well maintained as is the trail. From campsite to peak is approx. 4 1/2 Miles with an elevation gain of 4,400'. This is a fee area to avoid stay on East side (B.L.M.) pay attention not to stray on nearby private land.
Posted Oct 24, 2001 8:50 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Southeast Arete Date Climbed: 3/14/86  Sucess!


Beautiful day after freak March snowstorm, climbing with Rick and Jim. Rapped down the north side over frozen "waterfalls". Spent the night on an unplanned bivuac gazing at Haley's Comet. Found fourth class descent next morning and wandered back to camp at the saddle by Mundo Perdido.
Posted May 24, 2001 10:18 pm

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