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Pillow Fight T 
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Pillow Wall Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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.

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Climbing Season

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

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   
Pillow Case   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Crack-a-Pogo   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pillow Fight   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Ivory Snow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 60'   
Panza Roja   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Marilyn Chambers Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Davidson Dihedral   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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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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Rock Climbing Photo: Pillow Wall from the top of Raindance
Pillow Wall from the top of Raindance
Rock Climbing Photo: Pillow during winter.
BETA PHOTO: Pillow during winter.
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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.
By Casey Andrews
From: Dana Point, CA
Mar 14, 2016
hey, i accidently left a #4, and #1, and a couple slings as an anchor above pillow talk. I live in flagstaff, if you find them please let me know. my number is 9495733264, and email is

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