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Rough Rider Wall Rock Climbing 

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Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>


This west and north facing wall has a ton of long routes and you will want to take your 70M rope. More orange in color the wall is steep and over 100 feet tall. It has the highest concentration of quality 5.11 and 5.12 routes at the Homestead. Bring a lot of draws and some endurance.

With only a few 5.10 climbs the wall sees little visitation by moderate teams.

The north end dubbed the North Buttress and separated on this site has a ton of good climbs also.

Getting There 

From the drainage continue past Slate Nation's trail to the left. A bit farther on you will find two or three large saguaro cactus on the right side of the drainage. A cairn marks the steep but short hike to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rough Rider Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rough Rider Wall:
Roughians   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 110'   
Riders on the Swarm   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 60'   
Don't Disrespect The Cattle   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 110'   
Morning Mate   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Saddle Sores   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 115'   
Crosstafarian   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 90'   
Riders on the Swarm Extension   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Rough Rider    5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   
Tough Enough   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 115'   
One With Everything   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 115'   
Semi Bluff   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 85'   
Cold Fusion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Crescendo   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Gamble on John   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Send Train Surfer   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 100'   
Cruise It Or Lose It   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 90'   
The Riddler   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Riders on the Swarm Extension 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Rough Rider Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: From the nearby gas station.
From the nearby gas station.
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