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The Main Wall is a beautiful swath of stone which is heavily accented with bright lichen, and stunning black, white, bronze, and gray water streaks. This is the tallest wall in the canyon, and the lines here are long, aesthetic, exposed, and hold a distinct granitic feel to the movements. Some of the best air on Elden guaranteed.
Though these routes will require seasonal cleanings because of water run off, there is a fine collection of 5.10s, a handful of good 5.11s, and an excellent grouping of 5.12s. With the addition of the routes Black Solitaire 5.13- and The Hermit 5.13, this place is turning into a great local cold weather training crag, and a great place to find a project. You can make do with a 60 meter rope, but a 70 meter is highly recommended. Watch those rope ends when lowering!!! These are long pitches. Also, it's nice to have 3 or 4 full length runners, and a handful of long draws to manage your rope flow. Not a crag for short draws....
Climbing the multi pitch version of Man on the Moon 5.10- allows one to access the anchors of all the harder routes for hanging draws, cleaning holds, or retrieving gear. Though it takes some finagling.
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.
Follow directions on the main page.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Wall:
Rusty Blade 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Broad Axe 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Whiplash 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Scythe 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
The Assassin 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Solitaire 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Holy Roller 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Continental Drift 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b AZ
: Northern Arizona
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Continental Drift is an audacious route that climbs up a wide white streak twenty feet right of Solitaire. Start on bulbous rock with big moves between big holds. Take your rest at the break, and bear hug the block to access the thin pocketed climbing above. The crux involves some serious crimping, body tension, balance, and a good huck to an undercling pocket! The crux section will either excite your puzzle mind, or terribly frustrate you... You do however get a decent shake after that, bu...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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