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Elevation: 7,482 ft
GPS: 32.40027, -110.71542
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Shared By: A H on Aug 10, 2008 · Updates
Admins: adrian montaƱo, Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen
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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.

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Take Mt Lemmon highway to MP 19.4 (just before Ranger Station) turn left onto Organization Ridge road, go 0.3 miles and park at Palisades Trailhead parking. Walk approximately 50 yards to a path on the left (east).  Go uphill following cairns  There is a large cairn (photo) about 15 min 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 (approx 20 min from car). From the top a path goes left (north) and down, to the far right side of Cave Wall. Another path from the top goes right and down over some slabs to reach the climber’s-left side of “Incinerated”. Keep going past the Incinerated wall to the base of the 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
 21
Shadows of the Mind
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Hornass Nest
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Matterhorness
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shadows of the Mind
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hornass Nest
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Matterhorness
 16
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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