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