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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Apr 23, 2010
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The Main Wall is a beautiful swath of stone which is heavily accented with bright lichen, and stunning water streaks. This is the highest wall in the canyon, and the lines here are long, aesthetic, and exposed. Some of the best air on Elden guarunteed.

There is a fine collection of 5.10s, a couple of good 5.11s, and an excellent grouping of 5.12s. With the addition of the route, Man on the Moon, one can easily access the anchors on several of the harder routes for hanging draws, cleaning holds, or retrieving gear. Conditions can turn on a dime edge up here. However, if the sun is shining, and the air is cool, this crag is a good opportunity to get above, and away from it all without having to leave town.

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Living life high above Flagstaff, AZ...
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JJ working a current closed project (Wade and JJ are in love with the line and close to sending as of 10.27.2013)

The Main Wall
The Main Wall

Main Wall, Higher Solitude
Main Wall, Higher Solitude


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10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',5],['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 Main Wall:
Man On the Moon   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   
Lucky Old Sun   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Whiplash   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Scythe   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Solitaire   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
A Faint Horizon   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Holy Roller   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Continental Drift   5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Jim pulling the roof.

Solitaire 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Main Wall
For the grade, Solitaire stands out as one of flagstaff's more classic sport routes, and one of the most beautiful...Start by small pine tree on the right side of the squaty pillar, just up hill from Man on the Moon. Surf through a large weakness, via jugs to the first bulge. Eye your footholds on the right, below the bulge, because they will disappear all too quickly as you start to move up. Clever stemming, a hand jam, and a little laybacking (there are a hundred ways to do these moves, but...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
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By JJ Schlick
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From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 31, 2011

The Main Wall is now 60 Meter friendly. I dropped Solitaire's anchor to 100', which now makes Man on the Moon a 60 Meter friendly line as well. Enjoy.