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Living life high above Flagstaff, AZ...
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The Main Wall is a beautiful swath of stone which is heavily accented with bright lichen, and stunning water streaks. This is the highest wall in the canyon, and the lines here are long, aesthetic, and exposed. Some of the best air on Elden guarunteed.

There is a fine collection of 5.10s, a couple of good 5.11s, and an excellent grouping of 5.12s. With the addition of the route, Man on the Moon, one can easily access the anchors on several of the harder routes for hanging draws, cleaning holds, or retrieving gear. Conditions can turn on a dime edge up here. However, if the sun is shining, and the air is cool, this crag is a good opportunity to get above, and away from it all without having to leave town.

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Living life high above Flagstaff, AZ...
JJ working a current closed project (Wade and JJ are in love with the line and close to sending as of 10.27.2013)

The Main Wall
The Main Wall

Main Wall, Higher Solitude
Main Wall, Higher Solitude

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10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Wall:
Man On the Moon   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   
Lucky Old Sun   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Whiplash   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Scythe   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Solitaire   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
A Faint Horizon   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Holy Roller   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Continental Drift   5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Wade near the top.  Great exposure for the backyard...

Lucky Old Sun 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Main Wall
Lucky Old Sun is a deceptive line... It's steeper than it looks, harder than it looks, and better than it looks. And it's a good looking line.Start as for the Scythe, up the rampy slab to the high first bolt. Throw a runner on the first bolt and move up to the second bolt. Start moving up and right past a good sidepull, a 1 foot tall finger crack, and up to a good jug. Keep moving up and right on bulging terrain with good holds. Rest up below the roof, because the crux awaits just above you. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
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By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 31, 2011

The Main Wall is now 60 Meter friendly. I dropped Solitaire's anchor to 100', which now makes Man on the Moon a 60 Meter friendly line as well. Enjoy.