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4. The Double Clutching Wall

Arizona > Northern Arizona > Oak Creek Canyon > Waterfall

Description

The Double Clutching Wall is a stunning series of tall splitter lines which include it's namesake route, 11:11, Crux Deluxe, The Super Chron, Wolverine and more. This tan wall faces south and is the place to be on cooler days.

This section of the cliff also boasts a burly web of scrub oak above the routes which makes this the most protected section of cliff at the Waterfall Area. If it is windy or moist, this is your best bet for protection from rockfall above. I'm not giving any odds though.

The DC Wall is on the far right side and begins just past the start of Aquarius Rising where the Right Wall makes an obvious sharp turn. The first route around the corner is Kool Whip Crackle Fizz.

Getting There

Hike to the far right end of the Right Wall and turn the corner.

Routes from Left to Right

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
The Kool Whip Crackle Fizz
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Rude Awakening
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
Double Clutching
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 34
Crux Deluxe
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
11:11 (aka "Welcome to the Water…
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
SwitchBlade
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 29
Double Helix
Trad
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a R
 1
Thin Faith
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 34
The Chronic
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
Super Chronic
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
In a Blunt
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 7
Wolverine
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Comin In Hot
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Block Party
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Checkin' the Oil
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 1
Dirty Dipstick
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Terminal Mocha
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Kool Whip Crackle Fizz
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Rude Awakening
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Double Clutching
 26
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Crux Deluxe
 34
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
11:11 (aka "Welcome to the…
 28
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
SwitchBlade
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
Double Helix
 29
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Thin Faith
 1
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a R Trad
The Chronic
 34
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Super Chronic
 28
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
In a Blunt
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
Wolverine
 7
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
Comin In Hot
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Block Party
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Checkin' the Oil
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Dirty Dipstick
 1
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
Terminal Mocha
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad

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Ivan Cross remembering the original pitch on his way to get some Super Chronic 5.12-
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 The Double Clutching Wall
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Ivan Cross narrowing his focus, and about to send!
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