A Brand New Guidebook!

McDowell Rock – A Climber’s Guide is the one source of information on rock climbing in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

  • Designed to make finding the crags and routes easy
  • Identification and colored photos of over 20 rock crags
  • Accurate trail head and trail access information
  • GPS points at key intersections to assist in finding crags
  • Contains over 240 routes, many never publicized before
  • Color locator photographs of the crags
  • Routes displayed on color photos
  • Route descriptions and photos presented on the same page
  • Top rope climbs highlighted
  • Anecdotes and photos from many of the first ascentionists
  • Historical commentary about climbing and the Preserve

McDowells rock climbing