Picture This: Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona


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Mount Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona.

The Santa Catalina Mountains are located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona. Its highest peak is Mount Lemmon, standing 9,157 feet above sea level, and is reportedly the more commonly used name for the entire range by hikers and climbers. It was named in honor of botanist Sarah Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with Native American guides by mule and foot in 1881.

The mountain is one of the most popular climbing areas in the state with more than 1,500 climbing routes, ranging in elevation from 2,500 to 9,000 feet. Captured here is Eric Scully climbing “Steve’s Arete,” a 5.11a climb that’s described as having “an outstanding, overhanging arete.”

Andrew Kornylak is a professional photographer and climber based in Atlanta. Click here to read his blog, The Blind Monkey.


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