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Routes in Tall Wall

7 Year Itch S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
AT Steps Out S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ben Dover S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Biaxident S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cave Dweller's S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Frictional Character S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Smokin Stealth S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sons of Plunder S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Surfing With the Alien S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thought's of Strassman And Cochise S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
To Far North For The Migrating Munchkin S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 7,365 ft
GPS: 32.4, -110.716 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Antoine Horness on Aug 12, 2008
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick


This wall is a southern facing low angle wall. It is a great place to climb early in the morning during the summer and all day from fall to spring. Many of the climbs have been done with snow at the base in a light fleece and wind pants.

Most of the routes are 195' with chains at 95' and chains at the top. The routes can all be done as single pitches or in two 95' pitches. These were the first routes bolted at the area. The rock is top quality with nice exposure and over 1755' of vertical climbing on this wall. Bring your quickdraws - you need at least 22 quick draws to these routes in one long pitch!!

All of these routes require a 60 meter rope. Danger, don't bring any short ropes here! Do not belay from the log below the ledge - you will not have enough rope with a 60 meter rope. Use the safety bolt on the ledge for SWTA, Biaxident and 7 Year Itch

Getting There

Take Mt Lemmon highway to MP 20 to Organization Ridge road, park at Palisades Trailhead parking, walk 50' south to drainage on east side, go uphill to black stump, follow cairns east then south to the top of the Cave Crag wall. Go to the south end of the formation and follow the cairns down to the Incinerated Ridge Wall, continue past it and this wall is due east.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tall Wall

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Surfing With the Alien
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thought's of Strassman And Cochise
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Surfing With the Alien
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Thought's of Strassman And…
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
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Alex McIntyre
Tucson, AZ
Alex McIntyre   Tucson, AZ
I love Tall Wall! Fun, moderate and long routes! Took a few friends on their first multipitches here today and it was perfect. Cool chicken heads and plates at the top, with fun slab down low. Crushed off a couple of small flakes under my weight but nothing major. A great area! Jul 14, 2011
Robert Hunter
Tucson, AZ
Robert Hunter   Tucson, AZ
(32.39958°,-110.71572°,7355ʹ) : WGS84 Aug 2, 2010
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
i love tall wall. lots of moderate slab at the bottom with cool chicken heads and alligator skin up top. and friendly bolting too! Jun 21, 2010
Found a watch at the bottom of the Tall Wall today. PM me to identify it and I'll get it back to you.

Apr 20, 2010
Brandon Garms
Tucson, Arizona
Brandon Garms   Tucson, Arizona
I really enjoyed climbing here. Although there really was not any place to flake your rope this place is more then worth it. The rock here is really good and nicely featured compared to Incinerated Ridge.

The rappel stations were placed comfortably just be sure to throw out your rope far enough because its easy for it to get caught on some of the bulges. May 25, 2009
David Lammers
Grand Junction, CO
David Lammers   Grand Junction, CO
Due to the Southern Aspect this area can get warm in spring and fall. Probably best in winter. The trees around this area were all burned in the fire but are still standing as snags. Best to avoid the area during a strong wind event because these dead trees can fall down. Also, bring a tarp for some extra shade. Oct 27, 2008

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