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Gray Matter S 
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Pinhead Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,500'
Location: 32.31622, -110.74202 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Nov 28, 2011
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A large fin of rock that juts out of the hillside. It has a broken up south face that looks like it would have some routes on it if someone was to do a lot of cleaning. The routes I know of are on the narrow west face just before you reach the north face and on the north face. The rock is generally good but not bullet hard as a rule. You will occasionally find some funk somewhere on the climbs but the big stuff is usually solid. There are a few trad routes, some old aid routes that may or may not reach the top and a bunch of sport routes. The north face is shady and can be climbed most of the year.

Getting There 

Park at the hairpin and hike up the drainage until it makes a big right hand turn. and you find yourself right below a large wall.

Climbing Season

For the 1 - Lower Highway area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pinhead Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pinhead Wall:
Grecian Corner   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Needle Noggin   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Go Speed Racer   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
Hairy Interlude   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pinelope Cruise   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Fatmando   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Arterial Flow   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
'11 Is Out '12 Is In.    5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   
Critics Choice   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 65'   
Energy Crisis   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 255'   
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By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 24, 2012
We found an olive green "Quechua" snowboardingtype jacket at the base me and you can be reunited
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 9, 2014
There is an unlisted sport route to the right of Gray Matter. I've heard it is around 5.12- and isn't on great rock but haven't climbed it myself.
By Jimbo
Feb 10, 2014
Ray Ringle bolted this line years ago. If you cleaned off all the loose holds there wouldn't be a climb there at all. It would be a great climb if the rock was better.

It's a bit harder than .12-. Especially has the hold at the crux keeps crumbling away.
By Iny Nurmaya
Jul 14, 2015
I know its not the season anymore, but if anyone heads up here and finds an orange GriGri2 please let me know! This is the last place I remember having it (Around Critics Choice likely, though I didn't see it when I went back to look). -Intan
By Paul Zander
From: Neuchatel, CH
Nov 24, 2015
This wall gets almost no sun in November only the routes on the far right get afternoon sun. On a day with forecasted highs of 80 in Tucson conditions here were absolutely perfect.
By Kemper Brightman
From: Tucson
Feb 7, 2017
A great alternative to Milagrosa for those looking for shady routes in the 5.10 - 5.12 range. The hike from the pull-out is only about 20min.

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