New features include Sun/Shade info, 4 star quality rating system, color tabs for each chapter, pie and bar charts indicating quality, difficulty and grades, climbing action shots of the most beautiful men and women in Southern AZ. The Santa Catalina Mountains rising to an elevation of 9,157 feet above the desert floor of nearby Tucson, offer some of the best climbing in Arizona. More than 1,200 climbing routes can be found on the Mountain, making Mount Lemmon one of the most popular climbing areas in the state. Almost all of Mount Lemmon's climbs are on south facing crags, offering the best winter, spring and fall climbing weather in the country. The Mount Lemmon Highway climbs more than 5,300 feet and passes through five of North America's seven distinct life zones, providing comfortable weather year round. Mount Lemmon provides an equal amount of diverse rock climbing, from classic multi-pitch traditional routes to bolted sport climbs.