East Main Bluff Rock Climbing
The East Main Bluff consists of all the lines from the Hero Maker Wall, by the road, to the Chickenhead Wall, down by the Throne, where the bluff line takes a sharp turn to become the West Main Bluff.
This area faces roughly east, so it has some pretty good climbing in cooler weather, especially fall, but all seasons are good. The rock is the same great sandstone that is found all over this area.
The order of the areas from left to right as seen from the bottom of the climbs is:
Dead Dog Wall
Fraggle Rock Wall
Too Big to Finger Wall
Reader's Digest Wall
Hero Maker Wall
From the parking lot, hike down the road to the left, ending in a a circle drive. From there, head down a trail towards the east, ending on top of the Chickenhead Wall.
From here, either rap the descent near The Wasp on the West Main Bluff or continue along the top of the East Main Bluff to the Catacomb Walkdown, which involves some downclimbing in a chimney.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
42 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in East Main Bluff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Main Bluff:
Featured Route For East Main Bluff
SuperNatural 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b AR
: Sam's Throne & Surroundings
: ... : The Prow & Reality Wall
I stared at this face for ten years, stopping in amazement one of my first trips down. "Wow!" I thought, "will it ever go?" The more I climbed at Sams Throne, the more I learned what gear would, and wouldn't work, and what it took to do routes ground up in an area where cracks dead ended disappointingly, and finicky seams sometimes gave protection, but oftentimes, not. The obvious blank green face is practically hold-less, but my eyes traced the most possible looking line; up the...[more] Browse More Classics in AR