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Bad Santa S 
Community Service S 
Ecstatic Electricity S 
Fish, The S 
Four Play S 
I Been Robbed S 
Last Lonely Eagle S 
Litheon Flux S 
Lugee Head S 
Massive Headwound Harry S 
Send It S 
Short Vacation S 
Stealin S 
Three Sheets To The Wind  S 
Triple Header S 
Triple Play T 
Unknown (Left of I Been Robbed) S 
Unknown (Right of Four Play) T 
Unknown (Right of Triple Play) S 
Unknown 5.6 T 
Unnamed Mixed Route T 
Valentine Arete S 
Valentine Corner T 
Welcome to Milagrosa S 
Where the Buffalo Roam S 
Wizard, The S 

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Description 

A popular wall with the greatest concentration of climbs in thge canyon. Beautiful smooth orange faces with lots of crimps, as well as two of the canyon's most popular routes, Community Service (.10a) and Valentine Arete (.8) The northerly orientation make this a good place to chase shade, but that means it can be cold on chilly winter days. Gets some late-afternoon sun, which really makes the rock glow.


Getting There 

The first section of climbable-looking rock off the main (not upper) trail. The first couple routes are easy to miss; they start on a platform. When you get to an obvious clearing about a minute later, you'll see a couple chalky cracks and a large throne of rock. This is the base of Community Service. The bulk of the routes start here. Plan on about 25-30 minutes for the approach from the parking area.


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26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',10],['5.11',8],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Wall:
Valentine Arete   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Community Service   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Welcome to Milagrosa   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Unnamed Mixed Route   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Last Lonely Eagle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Where the Buffalo Roam   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Four Play   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Stealin   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Three Sheets To The Wind    5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 60'   
Lugee Head   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
I Been Robbed   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Wizard   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Ecstatic Electricity   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Luis sending "The Wizard"

The Wizard 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Main Wall
An outstanding route located in the round, amphitheater portion of The Main Wall. Thin ledges down low lead to a shallow dihedral and a large flake located below the anchors. Precise footwork on meager footholds will help alleviate some of the pump at several clip stances. The rock in this area tends to hold chalk even after a rain, so don't be surprised if you feel like the holds have already been "ticked". ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Braxtron
From: ...
Jan 9, 2008

How's the .12 just right of Valentine's Arete?

By jbak
Jan 9, 2008

I gave it one star. It seemed pretty contrived to me. But I haven't touched it in 15 years and my tastes have changed in that time. The name is "Send It", FA is Ayers.

By Braxtron
From: ...
Feb 9, 2009

If we're thinking about the same thing, I put that "anchor" in. After climbing the crack (which wasn't great), I put a bolt in so that I wouldn't have to leave any gear, since there would be no safe way down without it. IMO, the face below the bolt isn't worthwhile, either.

By Chelsea Cook
Mar 1, 2009

If anyone lost a tobacco pipe here, message me describing it and I will arrange to get it back to you.

By Adam Block
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 22, 2009

You sure it was a tobacco pipe? I can see somebody leaving a pipe back at a sport climbing area but I don't know many climbers that smoke tobacco :)