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Arterial Flow 
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Face Of A Dictator 
Go Speed Racer 
Gray Matter 
Grecian Corner 
Griffy's Wild Ride 
Hairy Interlude 
Just For Men 
Needle Noggin 
Pinelope Cruise 
Pinhead Crack 
Shelf Life 
Unfinished Sympathy 

Pinhead Wall 

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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Nov 28, 2011
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Water's flowing down the canyon at the hairpin!


A large fin of rock that juts out of the hillside. It has a broken up south face that looks like it would have some routes on it if someone was to do a lot of cleaning. The routes I know of are on the narrow west face just before you reach the north face and on the north face. The rock is generally good but not bullet hard as a rule. You will occasionally find some funk somewhere on the climbs but the big stuff is usually solid. There are a few trad routes, some old aid routes that may or may not reach the top and a bunch of sport routes. The north face is shady and can be climbed most of the year.

Getting There 

Park at the hairpin and hike up the drainage until it makes a big right hand turn. and you find yourself right below a large wall.

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pinhead Wall:
Grecian Corner   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Zippy   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Needle Noggin   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Go Speed Racer   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
Hairy Interlude   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Arterial Flow   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pinelope Cruise   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Fatmando   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
'11 Is Out '12 Is In.    5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 65'   
Critics Choice   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Sport, 65'   
Energy Crisis   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 255'   
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By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 24, 2012

We found an olive green "Quechua" snowboardingtype jacket at the base yesterday...pm me and you can be reunited

By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 9, 2014

There is an unlisted sport route to the right of Gray Matter. I've heard it is around 5.12- and isn't on great rock but haven't climbed it myself.

By Jimbo
Feb 10, 2014

Ray Ringle bolted this line years ago. If you cleaned off all the loose holds there wouldn't be a climb there at all. It would be a great climb if the rock was better.

It's a bit harder than .12-. Especially has the hold at the crux keeps crumbling away.