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Left Hand Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Feels Like Someone Else T,S 
Freelance Tramps (Variation) S 
Guanica S 
Limbomaniac T,S 
Party's Over, The T 
Pindering to the Masses S 
Resume Builder S 
Six Bats And A Ringtail Cat T 
Susey's Groovy T 
Unemployment Line S 

Left Hand Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 32.31428, -110.74269 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Sep 6, 2002
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The corner of the left hand wall at hairpin.


The Left Hand Wall features a variety of moderate sport, mixed, and trad lines. Since the style of these routes varies, parties should be cognizant of when gear is required.

The rock tends to be less-than-vertical with horizontal banding. Similar to the rest of the Hairpin Turn Area the rock is a bit chossy. As such the climber should move with awareness and helmets are recommended for belayers. One should also be on the lookout for bee activity. There is a known hive nearby and there has been a serious attack.

This wall is sunny until mid-afternoon.

Getting There 

The Left Hand Wall is reached by hiking through the boulder and sand filled wash. Take the path of least resistance, following the faint climber's trail when visible. Watch the left side of the wash for a trail the rises out of the grass to the base of the cliff. The Left Hand Wall is bounded on the left by the chimney and on the right by a 90 degree corner.

The approach takes 10-15 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the 1 - Lower Highway area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Left Hand Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Left Hand Wall:
Guanica   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   
Susey's Groovy   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Freelance Tramps (Variation)   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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By Wes Turner
From: az
Jun 4, 2004
I want to second the "BE CAREFUL" that james put up on the post. I have climbed all of the climbs in this area and have been there 4x.Everytime I was there someone knocked a potentially leathal boulder down the wash!! Watch your step and be aware of climbers below you on the trail. Another word of caution. My belayer was tied to the bolt at the bottom of Triangulate while I was leading it. I would advise NOT tying in if there are parties above you who will be coming down while you are belaying. He was nearly killed by two boulders knocked down ( he couldn't move enough) the wash and I nearly got yanked off lead. SCARY!!! Watch the loose ROCKS!! Another thing...people with dogs... don't take em up the side with the .10's on it... they cause too much loose rock fall and could potentially get hurt! leave the dogs at the first wall!
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Mar 28, 2006

There's a bunch of yellow jackets nesting or just hanging out in a crack about 2/3 of the way up "Go Speed Racer" on Pinhead Wall..
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 21, 2009
My understanding of the routes from left to right (South to North):

First Area (Left to right)
Scorpion King (BC, 3 Pitches)
Meteor Shower (BC, 2 Pitches)
Little Meteor Shower (BC, 2 Pitches)

Left Hand Wall (Left to right)
Limbomaniac (BC or BCG)
Umemployment Line (BC)
Resume Builder (BC)
The Party's Over (G)
???? (BC or BCG)

Wall Of 10s (Bottom to top)
Bosch It (BC)
Family Affair (BC, 2 Pitches)
Triangulate (BCG)
GAC Rulz (BC)
Grid Locked / Grid Iron (BC)
Big Bull (BC)

Last Area (Bottom to top)
No Slack At GAC (BC)
G-1 (BC)
Good Deal (BC)
GAC Sucker (G)
By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 1, 2009
Does anyone know what gear is required for the upper part of Triangulate (the route left of GAC Rulz)? Wouldn't want to drag my entire rack up there for what is probably just a few placements.
By Chris Craig
Apr 3, 2009
I did a while ago and had only one piece. If you brought up small medium cams #2metilius to a number one camalot you will be fine. Climbing gets a lot easier after the bolts.

By BenJamN
From: Washington State
Nov 30, 2009
I am a bit confused on left hand wall area.
where is feels like someone else in relation to the routes as described by Hendrixon??
By Robert Hunter
From: Tucson, AZ
May 30, 2010
For approach, I recommend footwear with ankle support -- particularly if carrying a heavy bag. Twisted ankles are no fun.
By NickMartel
From: Tucson, Arizona
Oct 4, 2011
The routes from left to right are:

Scorpion King
Meteor Shower
Little Meteor Shower
Umemployment Line
Resume Builder
The Party's Over
Freelance Tramps
Midget Magic
Bosch It
Family Affair
Moms Rock
GAC Rulz
Grid Locked
Grid Iron
Big Bull
No Slack At GAC
Good Deal
GAC Sucker

Message me if you want a word .doc with the new routes not listed in STL2 typed up and sized/formatted to be glued into your copy. I also have these for lots of other/all other areas.

Also Does anyone know where Limbomaniac or Feels Like Someone Else is? Here is a Pic of the wall with the bolted routes drawn in.

Rock Climbing Photo: Is the left route Limbomaniac or Feels Like Someon...
Is the left route Limbomaniac or Feels Like Someone Else? Where is the other one?
By Jimbo
Nov 28, 2011
Would the person who took a big dump square in the middle of the trail underneath Left Hand wall yesterday please PM me your address so I can return the favor on your front porch.

If the concept of digging a cat hole with the heal of your shoe (preferably away from the trail!!!) then filling it back over when your done is too complicated for you, there's no way your smart enough the handle the logistics of climbing. You should do us, the people who use the trail, and your climbing partners a big favor and stay home!!!

You are an idiot!!
By Nick S.
From: Tucson, AZ
May 23, 2012
I keep seeing the route Triangulate talked about on here, and I think I have climbed it as well. I'm new-ish to Tucson, anyone got any info on this route or the reason it's not up on MP? Thanks.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
May 23, 2012
Pick up a copy of 'Squeezing The Lemmon' from the author, Summit Hut, or another retailer. Then post the route yourself.

There are lots of routes around Arizona which have yet to be posted on Mountain Project. Usually it is just that no one has spent the time to add them. There are areas which are purposely not listed on Mountain Project but that tends to be entire areas.

Welcome to Tucson!
By Nick S.
From: Tucson, AZ
May 25, 2012
Aww, thank you. It's been a blast out here, I'll see what I can do to contribute. This is a really neat site. Thanks again.

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