REI Community
Right Hand Wall & Hairpin

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Cake Blocks S 
Early Brews S 
Five Sisters T,S 
OH Crack T,S 
Ramblin' Man T,S 
Rosie S 
Unknown S 
Unknown 2 S 
Unknown left of OH Crack T 

Right Hand Wall & Hairpin Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 4,691
Administrators: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: bw1 on Nov 30, 2003
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
Hairpin turn area right side from the highway - ca...


Hairpin Rock is due east of the Left Hand Wall and features some nice moderate routes of both trad and sport variety. The easiest approach is to hike past both the Right Hand Wall and Hairpin Rock staying in the wash. At Hairpin Rock turn right (east) and hike along the north face gaining elevation. Climb through a small chimney to reach the majority of the climbs.

If you try from the east side you'll need to do some class IV scrambling. Be aware of loose rock in the area.

Getting There 

Park at the hairpin pulloff to the right just as you are entering Mount Lemmon. The obvious canyon will be to the north. Follow the wash to whichever rock interests you.

The approach takes 20-25 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Right Hand Wall & Hairpin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Right Hand Wall & Hairpin:
Rosie   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
OH Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Right Hand Wall & Hairpin

Featured Route For Right Hand Wall & Hairpin
Rock Climbing Photo: Resized image! Sharon Legg, exiting the lower crux...

Rosie 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Right Hand Wall & Hairpin
This route is actually on Righthand Wall directly across from Hairpin. Approach via the West and North of Hairpin Rock and enter the alley through a small chimney. This is the first line on Righthand Wall. High-quality steep face climbing on nice rock. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Right Hand Wall & Hairpin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: fighting the pump
fighting the pump
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering up the short chimney to get to the star...
Bouldering up the short chimney to get to the star...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown route below "Rosie" if you know ...
Unknown route below "Rosie" if you know ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The short chimney that you'll encounter on the app...
BETA PHOTO: The short chimney that you'll encounter on the app...

Comments on Right Hand Wall & Hairpin Add Comment
Show which comments
By Jeff Fassett
Dec 10, 2003
The area with routes #6,7&8 is in need of a lot of work! As it stands now, there is extreme accident potential, with loose rock both on the ground and on the routes. I would be happy to see this area cleaned up and would love to help.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About