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Arachnophobia, Dark Side, & International Walls 
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West Main Bluff Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This area extends from the Dog Walkdown on the left (seen from the base) to the corner where the East and West Bluffs meet, near the Chickenhead Wall.

Since it faces west, this area is good for summer mornings and afternoons during the cooler times of year. The rock is great, with maybe a little more lichen than that on the East Main Bluff.

The order of the areas from the Dog Walkdown to the intersection with the East Main Bluff is:
The Squeeze Block
Titanic Wall
Quarter Dome
Arachnophobia Wall
The Dark Side Wall
International Walls
Coup D'etat Wall

Getting There 

The most popular access is via the Dog Walkdown. This is found by using a trail heading downhill about 1/3 of the way between the entrance to the parking lot and the circle drive. Take a left at the bottom.

Another way to access the cliff is by rapping the descent line between the Chickenhead Wall and the Wasp.

The West Main Bluff is the bluff line between these two access points.

Climbing Season

For the Sam's Throne area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',5],['5.10',6],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Main Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Main Bluff:
Razorback Roof   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Arachnophobia, Dark Side, &...
Battle of the Bulge   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Coup D'etat Wall
Diet Pepsi   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Arachnophobia, Dark Side, &...
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Featured Route For West Main Bluff
Rock Climbing Photo: Friggin' Beautiful

Diet Pepsi 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : ... : Arachnophobia, Dark Side, &...
Climb the slightly steeper than vertical handcrack 15 feet to the ledge. From here, climb the offwidth dihedral as it widens slightly as you get higher. Pull around the right side of the triangular roof, continuing in the crack past a small tree. Go around the left side of the tree, if you aren't too sketched, to reduce rope drag. 5 more feet of face climbing gets you to the anchors. Awesome rock, awesome climb!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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