Pillow Wall Rock Climbing
Another historic photo- thanks to Jim Haisley: fir...
Pillow Wall is on the western side of the northern arm of the canyon. There are several moderate climbs here, making this one of the more popular spots in the canyon. During the hot summer months, Pillow Wall goes into shade in early afternoon.
After hiking down from the parking lot, continue straight ahead until you get to the canyon rim. Pillow Wall is just right of the easily identified Silver Pond area.
See overhead map at: mountainproject.com/v/arizona/...
Weather station 11.3 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pillow Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pillow Wall:
Chlorox 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Pillow Wall
Davidson Dihedral 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a AZ
: *Paradise Forks
: Pillow Wall
Davidson Dihedral is the aesthetic open book directly across from the Davidson Wall. It is the line to do on the Pillow Wall and supposedly received it's name before it was climbed, because local climbers thought that Paul Davidson was the only one who could lead it. He wanted to call it "Pillowing", but Davidson Dihedral stuck.The route is mainly tight hands and fingers, but is quite pumpy because the crack is flaring and insecure. Pro is solid, but not mindless to place, and this can add to ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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BETA PHOTO: Pillow during winter.
Pillow Wall from the top of Raindance
By ryan albery
From: van world
Jul 2, 2012
Rather than running a rap-line around one of the trees at the top of this cliff, there's a perfect setup for getting down from the top of Davidson'd Dihedral on gear. It's a cautious scramble down to the right of the top of the route, and an exposed step across left to get to a ledge leading to the top of the route, but a 0.75 camelot, black metolious, and a #1 Camelot make for a bomber anchor. The rope pulls super clean, you leave no trace on the rim, easy to pull and fleck your rope at the base of any of the other climbs you're wanting to do in the area, and if you're so inclined, it's a perfect toprope on one of the cleaner, more technical routes at the Forks.