Ascent of Rainbow Wall on 2018-09-24

Climber: Jon Avery

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, September 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rainbow Wall
    Elevation:6924 ft / 2110 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the end of the scenic loop drive, which was a mistake. Oak Creek Trailhead is the clear parking choice for this route. I started out from my car around 4:00am which meant I had to handle the whole wash in the dark. The wash itself forms the crux of this climb. There are some pretty cool class 3 boulder hopping moves, and a class 2/3 crack climb 50 feet up a 30-40 incline.

Once out of the wash, the route gets pretty strenuous with steep class 1 hiking up sandstone slabs. There is one short, 10-foot class 3 downclimb near the summit. Other than that, the hike is pretty straight-forward. The only drawback is the high level of bushiness everytime you get a single step off-route.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Oak Creek Canyon
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Rainbows

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rainbow Wall2018-09-24 
2Rainbow Mountain2018-09-24 
3(Attempt) Rainbow Peak2018-09-24 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jon Avery
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