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Rough Rider Wall Rock Climbing 

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Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>


This west and north facing wall has a ton of long routes and you will want to take your 70M rope. More orange in color the wall is steep and over 100 feet tall. It has the highest concentration of quality 5.11 and 5.12 routes at the Homestead. Bring a lot of draws and some endurance.

With only a few 5.10 climbs the wall sees little visitation by moderate teams.

The north end dubbed the North Buttress and separated on this site has a ton of good climbs also.

Getting There 

From the drainage continue past Slate Nation's trail to the left. A bit farther on you will find two or three large saguaro cactus on the right side of the drainage. A cairn marks the steep but short hike to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rough Rider Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rough Rider Wall:
Roughians   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 110'   
Don't Disrespect The Cattle   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 110'   
Riders on the Swarm   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 60'   
Morning Mate   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Saddle Sores   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 115'   
Crosstafarian   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 90'   
Riders on the Swarm Extension   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Rough Rider    5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   
Tough Enough   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 115'   
One With Everything   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 115'   
Cold Fusion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Semi Bluff   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 85'   
Crescendo   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Gamble on John   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cruise It Or Lose It   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 90'   
Send Train Surfer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 100'   
The Riddler   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Featured Route For Rough Rider Wall
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Send Train Surfer 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Rough Rider Wall
Stout climbing right off the deck to the first break in the wall at about 35 ft. Need to stay away from the funky rock at the broken area half way up the wall. It is easy to avoid by climbing over or right of the bolt. A hard move up to where the angle eases leads to the start of a tricky crux which leads to an endless series of sequences that never allow you to get completely off your arms. Really cool....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Ryan James finds a rest on the Riddler. Marly Wall...
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Rock Climbing Photo: From the nearby gas station.
From the nearby gas station.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rough Rider Terrace
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