The Basin Wall lies high up on Mt Wilson's east face. It faces east and sits to the south and recessed back from the Horseshoe Wall. The rock, like much of Wilson, varies considerably but for the most part is solid and is notably better than the poor rock typical at the top of the Wilson formation. The wall was originally named in the Red Urioste Guide but was not listed as having any ascents.
Approach: 2-3 hours
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Trial & Terror 5.9+ Trad, 7 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade IV
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Trial & Terror 5.9+ NV : Red Rock : ... : Basin Wall
The Basin Wall was originally named in the red guide by Joanne Urioste. This route is the first to our knowledge on the formation. Trial & Terror goes up a right diagonally running crack system to above a prominent roof and then follows weaknesses back and up to the top. No bolts or drills were taken on the first ascent of the route so all anchors are natural and several pitches are longer than 200ft. In addition to its lengthy and tedious approach, long pitches, and natural anchors, the route...[more] Browse More Classics in NV