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Wall of the Dancing Dwarves  

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The Wall of the Dancing Dwarves is located about 50m past the right end of Munchkin Wall where you'll see a big buttress of golden rock. Similar climbing to Munchkin, but longer (and even two pitch) routes here. Also faces somewhat northerly, so good in the warmer parts of the year with the sun hitting it later in the afternoon.

Getting There 

From the general area description:
Drive to the end of the Rose Canyon road and park in one of the large lots, there is also some parking along the road if it is crowded. I think as long as you park by a blue dumpster, you are ok. From the slabs behind the (defunct) snack bar and picnic ramada, pick up a trail(about the top and middle of the slabs, maybe a little on the left side) heading north/east(the trail will go mostly east and curve south slightly) and take it to the ridgeline(crossing several fallen trees), then follow it to a clearing/slab. For the Towers, Wall of Marching Munchkins, and Wall of Dancing Dwarves, turn right and follow a short section of well-groomed switchbacks downhill to the climbs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wall of the Dancing Dwarves:
Flying Monkeys   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Emerald City   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   
Horse Of A Different Color   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Tin Man   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Click Your Heels   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Horse Of A Different Color 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Wall of the Dancing Dwarves
Two pitches of fantastic sport climbing. Recommended.Pitch 1 (90 ft, 5.11a, BC): Featured tan rock leads to a beautiful corner; pull onto a ledge and finish on devious, slightly overhanging, blocky rock.Pitch 2 (50 ft, 5.10d, BC): Round the exposed corner and ascend face....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Slaton Whatley
Aug 8, 2010
Did a couple of routes down on Dancing Dwarves today. After looking through Squeezing El Limon I think one of them was Horse of a Different Color 5.11-. It started out near the right facing corner. Worked its way up a bit then jumped into the corner, mantle onto a sloping ledge, then got hard and pumpy for the last few bolts. Looked like it continued onto to a possible second pitch. Fun climb, lots of bolts. Any clue what this was? Also the one to the right with a slabby start to monster jugs. Any info would be appreciated.

Definitely recommend both routes. The one near the corner climbs a beautiful orange colored face that stands out from the rest of the buttress. Worth the 2 minute hike down from the Munchkinland wall.
By Slaton Whatley
Sep 4, 2010
Not sure if anyone cares but the name of the route I mentioned above is Horse of a Different Color and it's really good. Apparently continues on with a second pitch at about 5.10+ or can be linked for one long, and supposedly amazing, pitch. Two ropes to rap though for sure.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 7, 2010
The Wall of Dancing Dwarves contains some great climbs, including 'Horse of a Different Color'. Super fun!
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