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The Headwall

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The Headwall  


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Location: 33.51992, -111.97037 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Ghastly Rubberfat   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Spice Box   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 225'   
Cameltoe   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
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David S. nears end of Spicebox, Larry E. belays at...

Spice Box 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 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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The Walk Up @ Headwall Camelback Mtn.
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By Jeremy Wicker
From: Boulder, Colorado
May 25, 2014
This is a great crag! There was a small beehive in between the Cameltoe and Spicebox routes. They were fairly inactive so we felt comfortable climbing Ghastly Rubberfat but we didn't get any closer. I would suggest climbing Rain of Terror and Sleazy Street early since they get shade in the morning and get pretty hot in the afternoon. That way you can climb Spicebox and Curious George in the afternoon when they get shade. It was pretty chossy so I would advise bringing a helmet or buying one if you want to climb at this crag.