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A Faint Horizon S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Assassin , The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Black Solitaire, The S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Black Solitare Direct S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Broad Axe S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Continental Drift S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Fluffy Puppy Puffy, The S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Hermit, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Holy Roller S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Lost Solitude S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Lucky Old Sun S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Lucky Old Sun Direct S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Man On the Moon S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rusty Blade S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scythe, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Silent Shout S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Slipstream S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Solitaire S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Thunder Moon S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thunderbird Arête S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Whiplash S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Elevation: 8,600 ft
GPS: 35.241, -111.618 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 17,993 total · 191/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on Apr 23, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The Main Wall is a beautiful swath of stone which is heavily accented with bright lichen, and stunning black, white, bronze, and gray water streaks. This is the tallest wall in the canyon, and the lines here are long, aesthetic, exposed, and hold a distinct granitic feel to the movements. Some of the best single pitch air on Elden guaranteed.

Though these routes will require seasonal cleanings because of water run off, there is a fine collection of 5.10s, a handful of good 5.11s, and an excellent grouping of 5.12s. With the addition of the routes Black Solitaire 5.13- and The Hermit 5.13, this place is turning into a great local cold weather training crag, and an awesome place to find a project.

A 70 meter rope is highly recommended. Watch those rope ends when lowering!!! These are long pitches. Also, it's nice to have three or four full length runners, and a handful of long draws to manage your rope flow. Not a crag for short draws....

Climbing the multi pitch version of Man on the Moon 5.10- allows one to access the anchors of all the harder routes for hanging draws, cleaning holds, or retrieving gear. Though it takes some finagling.

Conditions can turn on a dime edge up here. However, if the sun is shining and the air is cool, this crag is a good opportunity to get above it all without having to leave town.



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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Wall

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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rusty Blade
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Man On the Moon
Sport 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thunderbird Arête
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thunder Moon
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Lucky Old Sun
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Whiplash
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Broad Axe
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Slipstream
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Solitaire
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
A Faint Horizon
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Holy Roller
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Continental Drift
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
The Black Solitaire
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
The Hermit
Sport
5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Lost Solitude
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rusty Blade 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Man On the Moon 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Thunderbird Arête 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Thunder Moon 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lucky Old Sun 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Whiplash 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Broad Axe 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Slipstream 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Solitaire 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
A Faint Horizon 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Holy Roller 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Continental Drift 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
The Black Solitaire 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
The Hermit 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Lost Solitude 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Thank you to all the route developers. This is an absolute gem to have in the backyard. Dec 20, 2017

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