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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, 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, 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 The Hermit, this place is turning into a great local cold weather training crag.
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.
Follow directions on the main page.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['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:
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, 80'
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'
Featured Route For Main Wall
Lucky Old Sun 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 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
Local Information for Main Wall
Latest Regional Forum Messages
David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
BETA PHOTO: Main Wall Overview
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 31, 2011
The Main Wall is now 60 Meter friendly.