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The Warm-Up Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on May 5, 2008


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A dramatically-featured wall with prominent sweeping gashes, holding roughly a dozen problems all in a row. No names or grades to speak of really, just follow the weaknesses, nothing here is harder than V6. Lots of high cruxes and slippery, slopey mantel topouts keep it exciting. Great technical climbing all around, but I can't actually recommend many of these as warmups.

Getting There 

From the Trailer Park, walk left down the canyon for a couple minutes past many high walls (some with gnarly highball problems) until you see the Warm Up Wall on the right. The Arkansas Wall is directly across the canyon, hidden by trees.

Climbing Season

For the East Kelly Canyon area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Pinball Wizard V3 6A  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Warm-Up Wall
Start on jug rail, climb past a nice pocket out right to reach opposing side-pulls on the bulge. Reach up and left to a cool tear-drop pinch, grab the sloping lip, and top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Sendaholic
Jun 15, 2012
By Robin Daugherty
Dec 9, 2015
I added some route names and descriptions (names are made up, probably all wrong) grades may be off as well. I thought adding some routes would give this wall a bit more visibility, and there are plenty of worthwhile lines out here.
By Andrew Ryder
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 9, 2015
hey Robin, thanks for that, I was just out here yesterday and remembered how nice this area is. one of the warmer fall/winter spots in the canyon (though it still doesn't really get much sun.) IMO most of the lines are more in the v2-v4 range and have some of the most technical topouts in the canyon.
By Robin Daugherty
Dec 9, 2015
Thanks Andrew. I thought adding routes and descriptions might give people more incentive to try this wall, and I think a lot of these lines are really worthwhile. I didn't intend to sandbag the grades. It's hard to nail down a grade on some of these when the top out feels like the crux, so I tried to give grades based on sustained moves rather than the top.

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