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The Headwall

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The Headwall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 33.51992, -111.97037 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Four easy routes on the wall allow access to the upper terrace routes.

Getting There 

The Headwall is a northwest-facing cliff band that lies south of a large boulder (the chipmunk) where the summit trail reaches a saddle. Hike up a climber's path to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['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 The Headwall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Headwall:
Donamatrix   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Spice Box   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 225'   
Ghastly Rubberfat   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Cameltoe   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The two pitch Donamatrix follows the water stain

Donamatrix 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Headwall
This is a water streak, holds are fairly stable but climb softly anyways. Pebbles rain down from the top of the Headwall and continue down eventually. Mostly knobs and edges in the matrix make for good holds. Stay low in the traverse to the left on the first pitch to keep the bolt above you. Use a long sling....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Walk Up @ Headwall Camelback Mtn.
BETA PHOTO: The Walk Up @ Headwall Camelback Mtn.

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By Jeremy Wicker
From: Boulder, Colorado
May 25, 2014
This is a great crag! There was a small beehive in between the Cameltoe and Spicebox routes. They were fairly inactive so we felt comfortable climbing Ghastly Rubberfat but we didn't get any closer. I would suggest climbing Rain of Terror and Sleazy Street early since they get shade in the morning and get pretty hot in the afternoon. That way you can climb Spicebox and Curious George in the afternoon when they get shade. It was pretty chossy so I would advise bringing a helmet or buying one if you want to climb at this crag.