Grand Wall Base Area Rock Climbing
Taking a bite out of the Exasperator.
As with the Grand Wall Area, the Grand Wall Base Area faces west, but as many of the routes are shorter, there is a lot more shade from the forest. This area runs from the Dihedrals area in the south to the University Wall are in the north.
The routes tend to be steep slab/face and beautiful cracks.
Helmets are highly recommended as the face above holds popular routes and trails. Stuff does come down somewhat regularly.
See the Grand Wall Area description for the most direct approach. The area can also be approached by walking along the trail that follows the base of the Chief from the Campground in the south to the Apron in the north.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Grand Wall Base Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grand Wall Base Area:
Turnip 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Merci Me 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Sport, 2 pitches, 190'
The Flake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Arrowroot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Exasperator 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Rutabaga 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches
Featured Route For Grand Wall Base Area
Jingus the Cat 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b North America
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A full on, classic-quality, right angling off fingers to thin fingers dihedral past a ledge. Lieback you way up this low angle beauty then make some face moves left to the anchor after clipping the bolt on the face. Don't go too high at the bolt or youhave to reverse it and start the traverse all over again. The book calls this pitch 10b.Worth noting that more bolts continue above the anchor. I think this continues into Never Never Land (7p 12a)....[more] Browse More Classics in International