Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Wheeler Wall

Quickdraw McGraw T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Sahrrite T,S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown (Right of With The Wind) S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
With The Wind S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Elevation: 7,504 ft
GPS: 32.397, -110.688 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 2,755 total · 15/month
Shared By: Almonzo Wilder on Aug 28, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Getting weather forecast...
Access Issue: Potentially unavailable to climbing February through July if raptors are breeding here. Details

Description

Wheeler Wall is a great crag lying in an area that was relatively undamaged by the Bullock fire and completely unscathed by the Aspen Fire. It is home to a small number of bolted slab routes in the 5.10-5.11 range and one worthwhile trad/bolted route (5.7+). The rock quality is excellent, and the climbing steep and challenging. All the climbs are one long pitch, so bring a 60m rope and be prepared to walk off (easy, obvious descent).

Quickdraw McGraw (5.10R) makes this crag worth a look, while Sahrrite (5.7+) is a good moderate lead.

Getting There

Park on the right hand side of the Catalina Highway, just past the Rose Canyon turn-off (about two tenths of a mile further up the road). This is a newly renovated and rather large parking lot and no longer fits the "small pull-out" description in Squeezing the Lemmon. Park and head back downhill 20-30 yards, then head up a steep gully toward a visible large slab (which is Wheeler Wall). The base of the wall is a steep 5-10 minute walk.

4 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Wheeler Wall Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Wheeler Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Sahrrite
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 13
Quickdraw McGraw
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sahrrite
 14
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Quickdraw McGraw
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, Sport
More Classic Climbs in Wheeler Wall »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Park at the Green Mtn. Trail parking lot MP 17.2 and walk down the road. Go past the wall a bit and head up the drainage. Apr 23, 2006
Christian
Casa do Cacete
Christian   Casa do Cacete
Since all these pitches are too long to rap with one rope (and the topout anchors are not rap type anchors anyway) the best way to get back down to your packs is to downclimb the 3rd class gully to the right of the topout. Will deposit you right back at the start of "Sahrrite" Sep 10, 2007
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
It really helps to have the topo with you. Quickdraw and El-Kabong cross at the bolt at the top of the seam on Quickdraw. Jun 10, 2013

More About Wheeler Wall

Printer-Friendly
What's New
Guidebooks (8)

All Photos Within Wheeler Wall (3)

Most Popular · Newest · Random