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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, exposed, and hold a distinct granitic feel to the movements. Some of the best air on Elden guaranteed.
Though these routes will require seasonal cleanings, there is a fine collection of 5.10s, a handful of good 5.11s, and an excellent grouping of 5.12s. With the addition of the route The Hermit, this place is turning into a great local cold weather training crag, and a great place to find a project.
With the addition of the multi pitch version 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.
Though you can make do with a 60 meter rope, a 70 meter is highly recommended. Watch those rope ends when lowering!!! These are long pitches.
Follow directions on the main page.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Wall:
The Scythe 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Whiplash 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Solitaire 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Holy Roller 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Main Wall
Solitaire 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 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 filled with 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 mov...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Latest Regional Forum Messages
David Daily stretching it out on Solitaire.
BETA PHOTO: Main Wall Overview
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 31, 2011
The Main Wall is now 60 Meter friendly.