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BETA PHOTO: Fairweather Wall. Flare Thee Well 5.9, at the left...

Description 

These crags sit across the valley from the Loaf on a SW facing hillside. Not many routes, crumbly rock, but excellent views of Mcdowell mountains and adjacent climbing areas.

The routes on Fairweather wall appeared to have significantly exfoliating rock and so we chose not to climb them.

After climbing here you can scramble back across the hillside to the routes at Loaf, Torrid Wall and Trundling pinnacles (etc...). This is a bit of a bushwack. We did this after climbing Roofer Madness and found a beehive directly at the base of Desert Solitaire. Peter got stung in the head so we chose not to climb it this day.

Getting There 

We approached as for the South area parking at the power line turn off from 136th. Hike as for the Loaf and continue north and east on flat ground spotting the SW facing crags. Basically just pick a way up the bush-choked gully, and hope you had the sense to wear long pants.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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Roofer Madness 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Roofer Madness and Fairweat...
Start on a crumbly and steep crack which is tough for the grade I think. Interesting move to get established, then I got in some small cams and nuts and progressed with some trouble. Above another 20 feet is a 6-7 foot hand crack through an A-frame roof. The hand crack continues another 12 feet or so to a ledge. The roof is really fun jamming and stemming, and probably three stars in itself. But given the limited variety at the crag and the lower quality start, I couldn't give this more than a s...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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