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Pillow Wall Rock Climbing 

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Pillow Wall is on the western side of the northern arm of the canyon. There are several moderate climbs here, making this one of the more popular spots in the canyon. During the hot summer months, Pillow Wall goes into shade in early afternoon.

Getting There 

After hiking down from the parking lot, continue straight ahead until you get to the canyon rim. Pillow Wall is just right of the easily identified Silver Pond area.

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Climbing Season

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pillow Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pillow Wall:
Pillow Stuffing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pillow Case   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Crack-a-Pogo   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pillow Fight   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Ivory Snow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 60'   
Panza Roja   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Marilyn Chambers Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Davidson Dihedral   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For Pillow Wall
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Panza Roja 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13  Arizona : Paradise Forks : Pillow Wall
This is an interesting, engaging route and unusual climbing for the Forks. It's almost entirely face with thin, but adequate protection. Manuel Rangel found, cleaned, TR'd and equipped this pitch. A safe lead would not of been possible without his efforts. Hats off to Manny for finding this quality route which had been overlooked for so long. The climbing is challenging and enjoyable. Their are some loose flakes about 30 ft up but it's easy at that point. The upper face is a little licheny but s...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pillow Wall from the top of Raindance
Pillow Wall from the top of Raindance
Rock Climbing Photo: Pillow during winter.
BETA PHOTO: Pillow during winter.

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By ryan albery
From: van world
Jul 2, 2012
Rather than running a rap-line around one of the trees at the top of this cliff, there's a perfect setup for getting down from the top of Davidson'd Dihedral on gear. It's a cautious scramble down to the right of the top of the route, and an exposed step across left to get to a ledge leading to the top of the route, but a 0.75 camelot, black metolious, and a #1 Camelot make for a bomber anchor. The rope pulls super clean, you leave no trace on the rim, easy to pull and fleck your rope at the base of any of the other climbs you're wanting to do in the area, and if you're so inclined, it's a perfect toprope on one of the cleaner, more technical routes at the Forks.

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