Baboquivari Peak

Baboquivari Peak
Photo by Paul William Landau, 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

Trip Reports

There are 5 trip reports for Baboquivari Peak.

  • Log #15282 - by ME on Mar 17, 20043.00 stars
    just letting everyone know that Litoi is the wrong spelling it is spelled I'ITOI.
  • Log #15283 - by Gerry Roach on Mar 28, 20013.00 stars
    On the summit, the 4 of us stripped naked, set the camera on automatic and captured the great Babo streak on film. You want to see the picture? That costs extra! GR
  • Log #15284 - by Josh Swartz on Nov 16, 19993.00 stars
    Summited via "Crystal Line" (5.8) on the south face. The climb was a little scary due to loose rock and runout climbing, but overall it was fun.
  • Log #15285 - by Mike Branch on Oct 11, 19993.00 stars
    We summited via the S.E. Arete and descended the Forbes Route. Great exposure on fine rock. Route has just enough diversity to keep it interesting without scaring the bejeebers out of you.
  • Log #15286 - by Bob Hamilton on Oct 08, 19993.00 stars
    1977 - Forbes route (4th class) 1978 - SE Arete (5.6). Reached summit at sunset - spectacular hot pink clouds- really an unbelievable color. Descended Forbes route in gathering gloom. Elected to...