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Routes in The One Wall

Chu? S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
New Thursday S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Orange Crush S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Pabst Trap S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Sparks T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Topical Rush S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Elevation: 8,300 ft
Page Views: 3,473 total, 30/month
Shared By: Colin Cox on May 31, 2008
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick


The One Wall is a beautiful 50ft sheet of overhanging dacite high on Mt. Elden, overlooking the Flag Mall and East Flag. There are five routes with the possibility of a few variations. All routes have fixed draws(except for Sparks - a short and vicious angling tips crack) and lowering anchors.

The One Wall is named in honor of Jason Jackson, aka #1, who provided the motivation that resulted in the discovery of this proud little wall.

Getting There

Drive to the top of Mt. Elden(high clearance recommended) and park at the pullout and gate a couple hundred yards from the radio towers and lookout tower. Hike up near the summit and locate the top of the Elden Lookout Trail on the Northern side. Hike down the Lookout trail, but after a few minutes, leave it behind when you reach the obvious ridgeline that heads northeast. Follow this ridge on a faint trail, passing one ridge that forks to the right. Continue NE along the ridge. The trail will disappear and you will experience steeper boulder hopping. Stay on top of the ridge(don't get sucked left by easier terrain) and boulderhop down to an obvious viewpoint(you'll know it when you get there). Cut down the gully to the RIGHT for 100 yards, and then cut left at the first opportunity through a passage in the rocks. Continue down 150 feet further and the One Wall will appear on your right. 30 minutes from truck.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The One Wall

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5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Topical Rush
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Topical Rush 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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Thanks for the feedback Wylie. I guess it's more south facing than I thought. Sep 22, 2015
Flagstaff, AZ
Wylie   Flagstaff, AZ
Not sure what time this wall goes into the sun, but I suspect by mid morning at least. Didn't go into shade until 4pm. Small wall but really fun moves and quite overhanging. Make sure the skin on your finger tips is in good shape for these climbs! The holds can be pretty grainy and sharp. All draws + anchors fixed chains and biners are in great shape. Sep 21, 2015
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
Should have let you field that one. Thanks for the correction. Jan 25, 2014
Hey JJ, I think you must mean Southeast cuz it looks down on the mall and goes in the shade midday. David and I actually had a disagreement about what direction it faces...I thought East and David said South, so we brought a compass out there. The compass said SE. Jan 25, 2014
Flagstaff, AZ
Wylie   Flagstaff, AZ
What aspect is this wall? Jan 10, 2014

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