Right Hand Wall & Hairpin Rock Climbing
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Hairpin Rock is due east of the Left Hand Wall
and features some nice moderate routes of both trad and sport variety. The easiest approach is to hike past both the Right Hand Wall
and Hairpin Rock
staying in the wash. At Hairpin Rock
turn right (east) and hike along the north face gaining elevation. Climb through a small chimney to reach the majority of the climbs.
If you try from the east side you'll need to do some class IV scrambling. Be aware of loose rock in the area.
Park at the hairpin pulloff to the right just as you are entering Mount Lemmon. The obvious canyon will be to the north. Follow the wash to whichever rock interests you.
The approach takes 20-25 minutes.
Climbing Season For the 1 - Lower Highway area.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Right Hand Wall & Hairpin
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Right Hand Wall & Hairpin:
Rosie 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
OH Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
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By Jeff Fassett
Dec 10, 2003
The area with routes #6,7&8 is in need of a lot of work! As it stands now, there is extreme accident potential, with loose rock both on the ground and on the routes. I would be happy to see this area cleaned up and would love to help.