REI Community
Southern Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beans and Baby Dicks T 
Black Lung S 
Bob's Chimney T 
Chieftain S 
Concierge S 
Family Jules T 
Grandpa's Watching T 
Layin' in the Shade S 
Southern Bell T 
Southern Comfort T 
Women and Children First T 

Southern Wall  Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 5,234'
Location: 34.31126, -111.06571 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,699
Administrators: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Collins on Sep 20, 2015
Forecast:
Tonight

45°
Sunday

75° | 48°
Monday

79° | 51°
Tuesday

78° | 50°
Wednesday

77° | 50°
Thursday

74° | 46°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Southern Wall in May is nice but sure to get hot s...

Description 

The Southern Wall faces north and is located just along the creek. It provides shade all day. It has a great ledge to walk along the creek and to access the number of future routes. There will easily be 20 routes, both trad and sport in this area. CAN'T WAIT! It's a perfect summer crag! Climb in the shade then jump in the sunny creek. Watch for canyoneers finishing the canyon. Close your eyes as they strip out of their wetsuits.

Getting There 

Follow the carn maked trail from the SW corner of the ADOPT lot. It droppes you into Spring Creek. You'll pass the Confluence Wall and continue down stream 200 yards till it meets Christopher Creek. Cross the creek to 150 yrds of mostly clean, liken covered, bomber quartzite. 10-15 minutes approach.

Climbing Season

For the Central Arizona area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southern Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southern Wall :
Concierge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 90'   
Southern Comfort   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Black Lung   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
Bob's Chimney   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 60'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Southern Wall

Featured Route For Southern Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Southern Bell

Southern Bell 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Southern Wall
Southern Bell starts on easy climbing using jugs and ledges to access a shallow dihedral. Protect the flake before you get to the first bolt. Clip the bolt at that start of the dihedral and follow the bolt line to the top. There are anchors just after the ledge incase you are looking for a shorter route. You can pick from three routes to get to the top. 1 Strait up following the bolts. 2 Step left 10' then climb finger crack joining back into the OG Line clipping 2 bolt to the anchors3 take run...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Southern Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan placing gear on Southern Comfort.
Dan placing gear on Southern Comfort.
Rock Climbing Photo: AC on the FA of Southern Bell on the Southern Wall
BETA PHOTO: AC on the FA of Southern Bell on the Southern Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: AC on the FA of Southern Bell on the Southern Wall
BETA PHOTO: AC on the FA of Southern Bell on the Southern Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: AC on the FA of Southern Bell on the Southern Wall
BETA PHOTO: AC on the FA of Southern Bell on the Southern Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Routes on the Southern Wall
Routes on the Southern Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Southern Wall, Christopher Creek Gorge Az
Southern Wall, Christopher Creek Gorge Az

Comments on Southern Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jun 17, 2016
A great area to spend a summer morning -- shade the whole time and it's pretty near the Solstice. Stunning. Just wish there had been canyoneers stripping to add to the scenery!
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jun 1, 2017
Water's running fresh and clear after all the rain, temps are mild, this wall is a spectacular place to be! And I see new development upstream -- assuming it's you guys moving along?

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