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The Headwall 

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Four easy routes on the wall allow access to the upper terrace routes.

Getting There 

The Headwall is a northwest-facing cliff band that lies south of a large boulder (the chipmunk) where the summit trail reaches a saddle. Hike up a climber's path to the base of the cliff.

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Headwall:
Donamatrix   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Spice Box   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 225'   
Ghastly Rubberfat   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport   
Cameltoe   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
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David S. nears end of Spicebox, Larry E. belays at end of short first pitch.

Spice Box 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Headwall
I liked the first bolt on pitch two, it protects groundfall potential on a ramp and the 3rd bolt is on great rock for clipping. Right after that it gets steep and cruxy. Well bolted and on great rock, it is one of the best I have been on in camelback. It is next to one of the scariest routes on camelback, The Icebox 5.8x. It actually shares one of the bolts up high. The Icebox is the dihedral, very soft rock, just to this route's left. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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