Baboquivari Peak

Baboquivari Peak
Photo by Tom Englehart, all rights reserved.

A distinctive, rocky peak on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Several different routes, ranging from 5.6 to 5.11C free, or 5.11- A4. A beautiful summit, with expansive views. Baboquivari is on the TohonoO'Odham Nation and is the Holy dwelling of their God, Litoi. The summit block is a rhyolite volcanic plug reminiscent of the Matterhorn. Sometimes is referred to as the Matterhorn of the Southwest. The most popular route and the descent route is the Forbes Route which is 4th class with one protected pitch of 5.4. Another popular technical route is the S.E. ArÍ´e with good exposure on fine rock. My partner and I have done this route and it is a fine day of climbing.

Elevation (feet): 7,730
Elevation (meters): 2,356
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Southwest Basins and Ranges
State: Arizona
Latitude: 31.7711
Longitude: -111.595
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr
Year first climbed: 1898
First successful climber(s): Sr. Montoya, R.H. Forbes
Nearest major airport: Tucson, AZ
Convenient Center: Sells, AZ