Elevation: 7,365 ft
GPS: 32.4, -110.715 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Antoine Horness on Aug 10, 2008 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Access Issue: Fire Closure Details
Access Issue: UPDATE 09/23/11* Warning: Bolt and/or hangers missing. Bolts and/or rock on the far right hand side of this wall may be of questionable integrity. Bolts reportedly pulled on Pali Gap and adjacent routes. Check back for further updates from the FA. Details

Description

This area has 15 sport routes that are mostly moderates from 5.6 to 5.10. The wall has pumpier climbs ranging from 5.6 to 5.10 with morning sun and shade after 2pm. Most of the climbs have a ledge half way up. The area was found by Tony Lusk and Tony Horness on a day where Tony H's tips were too sore to climb. Andy Tretiakoff helped develop the area as well.

The area has a cave on the south end of the Cave Wall that can provide shelter from sun and rain and has a sign in register with laminated route guide. The view from the top of the crag encompasses the valley below Mt. Bigelow with Barnum Rock and Ridgeline due west while looking south to Rose Canyon and Munchkinland.

Getting There

Take Mt Lemmon highway to MP 19.4 (just before Ranger Station) take a left* onto Organization Ridge road, go 0.3 miles and park at Palisades Trailhead parking. Walk 50'-100 ft further on the road in the direction you have been driving to the path on the left. (photo.) Go uphill to black stump, follow the well-worn path and cairns to a large cairn (photo) about 10min in. Left goes to Boy Scout wall, straight ahead goes to Cave Wall, Tall Wall and Incinerated Ridge. You come out on the top of Cave /Tall Wall (15-20 min from car). Go right and down over some slabs to reach the climber’s-left side of “Incinerated”. From the top another path seemed to lead left and down, presumably to the far right side of Cave. * The gate may appear to be CLOSED until you drive right up to it. Once you are down at Incinerated Wall, a short steep path leads from the far right side down to the base of Tall Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cave Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Shadows of the Mind
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Pissed off Mofo
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Hornass Nest
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Matterhorness
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shadows of the Mind
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pissed off Mofo
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hornass Nest
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Matterhorness
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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