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Solitaire S 
Whiplash S 

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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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The Main Wall
The Main Wall

Main Wall, Higher Solitude
Main Wall, Higher Solitude


Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   
Lucky Old Sun   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Whiplash   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Scythe   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Solitaire   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
A Faint Horizon   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'   
Continental Drift   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Zoltan piecing together the details of this cryptic crux.

Continental Drift 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Main Wall
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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David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
Main Wall, Higher Solitude
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By JJ Schlick
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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.