Grand Wall Base Area Rock Climbing
Not quite to the first bolt.
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
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['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:
Merci Me 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Sport, 2 pitches, 190'
Turnip 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Arrowroot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
The Flake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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
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Exasperator 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b North America
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This is a probably a Squamish top-ten short route on most people's lists.Its two pitches are themselves reasonably short, but it's often done as a single long pitch (probably not possible with a 50m rope, but 60 is fine). You can rap twice or bring a second rope and do one long rappel.The crux comes shortly after the first belay station and requires careful smearing while reaching between small but good finger locks....[more] Browse More Classics in International