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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',19]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bright Angel Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bright Angel Walls:
Cinch Up   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Wailing Wall
Rip Off   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   Wailing Wall
Black Bawl   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Wailing Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Cinch Up

Cinch Up 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Wailing Wall
Nice hand jams up a diagonal corner crack system. This is a good beginner crack climb and an excellent warm up for the area. No real crux, just pleasant jams. This climb angles left, then angles right at the top. The belay bolts at the top are hidden from view while standing at the base....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lower Flailing Wall
Lower Flailing Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: A little west facing bouldering cave located on th...
A little west facing bouldering cave located on th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Wailing Wall - Slanted Roof.
The Wailing Wall - Slanted Roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Bright Angel Walls are located along the top l...
The Bright Angel Walls are located along the top l...

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By K2tbui
May 11, 2015
Ok...I am not usually a kill joy but this My girlfriend and I were visiting the Grand Canyon and thought we would climb in this area. The climbs are choss. Loose stuff all over the place along with lots of rock on top of each climb. You will rain down rock on your partner when you top off. Not sure why anyone would want to climb roof right and left. The sport climbs to the right of these look loose and the first bolt is about 15 feet up with sketchy belay for your partner. I am usually up for climbing anything but this place is something to skip. Enjoy the canyon instead. Oh...there is a nice boulder problem at the start of the trail. Otherwise stop and go no further.
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Oct 22, 2015
i have climbed here as well. Yeah, there is loose stuff, but if you are careful, you can have a blast here. The climbing is ususual, as you are climbing on limestone that has ocean creature fossils embedded into the rock. Some of the climbing is "sporty" for sport lead or top rope or do whatever you feel comfortable with. The climbing is steep, pretty fun, a bit heads up, and the scenery is top shelf. Overall, ....we had a great day of cragging!....but you do have to be careful and savy here.

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