Access Issue: Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. Details

Description

This west and north facing wall has a ton of long routes and you will want to take your 70M rope. More orange in color the wall is steep and over 100 feet tall. It has the highest concentration of quality 5.11 and 5.12 routes at the Homestead. Bring a lot of draws and some endurance.

With only a few 5.10 climbs the wall sees little visitation by moderate teams.

The north end dubbed the North Buttress and separated on this site has a ton of good climbs also.

Getting There

From the drainage continue past Slate Nation's trail to the left. A bit farther on you will find two or three large saguaro cactus on the right side of the drainage. A cairn marks the steep but short hike to the base of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rough Rider Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 47
Roughians
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 42
Riders on the Swarm
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Don't Disrespect The Cattle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 39
Morning Mate
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 17
Crosstafarian
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Riders on the Swarm Extension
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 28
The Rough Rider
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 20
Tough Enough
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
One With Everything
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 59
Cold Fusion
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Semi Bluff
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
Crescendo
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 8
Gamble on John
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Send Train Surfer
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 10
The Riddler
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Roughians
 47
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Riders on the Swarm
 42
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Don't Disrespect The Cattle
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Morning Mate
 39
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crosstafarian
 17
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Riders on the Swarm Extension
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Rough Rider
 28
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Tough Enough
 20
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
One With Everything
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Cold Fusion
 59
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Semi Bluff
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Crescendo
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Gamble on John
 8
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Send Train Surfer
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Riddler
 10
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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