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Right Hand Wall & Hairpin

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Unknown S 
Unknown 2 S 
Unknown left of OH Crack T 

Right Hand Wall & Hairpin  


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Submitted By: bw1 on Nov 30, 2003
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Description 

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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Right Hand Wall & Hairpin:
Rosie   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
OH Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rosie 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Right Hand Wall & Hairpin
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Bouldering up the short chimney to get to the start of "Rosie."
Bouldering up the short chimney to get to the star...
The short chimney that you'll encounter on the approach to "Rosie." This is where you have to hand up the pack's and Pup's.
BETA PHOTO: The short chimney that you'll encounter on the app...
Unknown route below "Rosie" if you know what it is please feel free to fill in. <br />Thanks Mt. Lemmon for everything.
Unknown route below "Rosie" if you know ...
Hairpin turn area right side from the highway - can't miss it.
Hairpin turn area right side from the highway - ca...

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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.