Seal Smasher Wall Rock Climbing
Derek following the short OW finish
Large formation with beak-like roof offering a variety of crack routes. This area is not affected by annual peregrine closure.
From the Metate or Playa trailhead parking lots hike west on TR 261 a short distance until the formation comes into view to the right (north) of the trail. Ascend the drainage that runs SW from the rocks base. Approach takes about 45 minutes.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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If I Had a Hammer (free) 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Arizona
: Central Arizona
: ... : Seal Smasher Wall
Start from ledge which can be easily accessed from the right side of the crag, or start at the base of the rock and climb a short 5.7 pitch to the ledge. Build a belay below the little prickly-pear. Follow vertical cracks to the left side of the huge roof, below a chimney. Traverse right under the wave/beak roof (crux) to the sloping ledge on the other side, and belay (#2-#3 c4s). Squeeze up the short but clean OW pitch to big ledge, and either scramble off right back down to the bot...[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona
Seal Smasher crag. "If I had a hammer" t...
Traverse under the wave of rock
BETA PHOTO: From the approach drainage