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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 single pitch 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 an awesome place to find a project. A 70 meter rope is highly recommended. Watch those rope ends when lowering!!! These are long pitches. Also, it's nice to have three or four 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
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Rusty Blade 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
The Scythe 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'
Broad Axe 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Slipstream 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Solitaire 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
The Assassin 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Holy Roller 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Main Wall
Man On the Moon 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Main Wall
This little four pitch line takes an arcing trajectory up, and across the Main Wall linking together excellent, and exposed climbing on good to great rock. For your comfort the flight path also includes several outstanding belays, two of which are near perfect ledges which allow you to really enjoy the views, and the higher expanses of this rugged canyon. Though the first belay is semi hanging, I would think that having three passengers, with two ropes on the voyage would be no problem at all. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
BETA PHOTO: Main Wall Overview Topo