Grand Canyon Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Grand Canyon - West Wall (E. Face)
This is a collection of two walls facing each other separated by a valley or canyon, hence the name. Routes are found on both east and west faces, so there is usually something sunny or shady depending on the time of day.
The rock quality is fairly decent and routes tend to average 50-80' with faces, cracks and even some mixed routes found here.
Routes to check out here include Grand Canyon Donkey Trail
(5.10a) a thin slab that crosses a dike visible from the parking area, For Peter
(5.11c) another climb with a dike involving some wild moves and The Woodshed
(5.11d) a tricky thin crack that will grab your attention.
From the Split Rock parking area follow a climber's trail southwest, aiming for a wall with a distinctive diagonal dike system clearly visible on the approach. Turn left into a bushy, rock-filled valley after 200 yards to access the base of this wall.
This east-facing wall with the dike is the Grand Canyon Wall, and the west-facing wall across the valley goes by the same name. Routes are found on both these walls as well as the backside (west face) of the wall with the dike.
Climbing Season For the Split Rocks area.
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Grand Canyon
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The Woodshed 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Grand Canyon - West Wall (E...
This is another much neglected climb, but due to its visibility from the parking lot at Split Rocks, and it's relatively accessible difficulty, it should see lots more action. The crack is very exciting and varied. The first bolt is solid, and the first few nut placements are excellent as well and easy to place. Technical crux is just at the start of the thin crack, but there is a possibility of failure near the top of the block due to the pump from jamming the flaring crack at the top. When I c...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Grand Canyon from approach. Photo by Blitzo.