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Tall Wall 


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Elevation: 7,365'
Location: 32.39994, -110.71588 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Antoine Horness on Aug 12, 2008
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Description 

This wall is a southern facing low angle wall. It is a great place to climb early in the morning during the summer and all day from fall to spring. Many of the climbs have been done with snow at the base in a light fleece and wind pants.

Most of the routes are 195' with chains at 95' and chains at the top. The routes can all be done as single pitches or in two 95' pitches. These were the first routes bolted at the area. The rock is top quality with nice exposure and over 1755' of vertical climbing on this wall. Bring your quickdraws - you need at least 22 quick draws to these routes in one long pitch!!

All of these routes require a 60 meter rope. Danger, don't bring any short ropes here! Do not belay from the log below the ledge - you will not have enough rope with a 60 meter rope. Use the safety bolt on the ledge for SWTA, Biaxident and 7 Year Itch


Getting There 

Take Mt Lemmon highway to MP 20 to Organization Ridge road, park at Palisades Trailhead parking, walk 50' south to drainage on east side, go uphill to black stump, follow cairns east then south to the top of the Cave Crag wall. Go to the south end of the formation and follow the cairns down to the Incinerated Ridge Wall, continue past it and this wall is due east.


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11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',7],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Tall Wall:
To Far North For The Migrating Munchkin   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 195'   
Biaxident   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 195'   
Thought's of Strassman And Cochise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 195'   
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The easier 2nd pitch of Biaxident about 5.6 and easier on the old knee.

Biaxident 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Tall Wall
Slab start to headwall finish. This originally was going to be a variation of SWTA but might be a better climb!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Busy day.  Left to right, Brianna Averill climbing Sons of Plunder, Greg on Surfing With The Alien, and Megan on 7 Year Itch.  The hanging rope is on Biaxident.
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By David Lammers
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 27, 2008

Due to the Southern Aspect this area can get warm in spring and fall. Probably best in winter. The trees around this area were all burned in the fire but are still standing as snags. Best to avoid the area during a strong wind event because these dead trees can fall down. Also, bring a tarp for some extra shade.

By Brandon Garms
From: Tucson, Arizona
May 25, 2009

I really enjoyed climbing here. Although there really was not any place to flake your rope this place is more then worth it. The rock here is really good and nicely featured compared to Incinerated Ridge.

The rappel stations were placed comfortably just be sure to throw out your rope far enough because its easy for it to get caught on some of the bulges.

By Jimbo
Apr 20, 2010

Found a watch at the bottom of the Tall Wall today. PM me to identify it and I'll get it back to you.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 21, 2010

i love tall wall. lots of moderate slab at the bottom with cool chicken heads and alligator skin up top. and friendly bolting too!

By Robert Hunter
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 2, 2010

(32.39958,-110.71572,7355ʹ) : WGS84

By Alex McIntyre
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 14, 2011

I love Tall Wall! Fun, moderate and long routes! Took a few friends on their first multipitches here today and it was perfect. Cool chicken heads and plates at the top, with fun slab down low. Crushed off a couple of small flakes under my weight but nothing major. A great area!