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Lower Town Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.8185, -121.5715 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Just a few steps away from the parking lot, the Lower Wall is where most people will be on a nice day in the summer. There are easier routes on the Great Northern Slab as well as more difficult routes and aid routes on the Main Wall and The Country. The Lower Wall is generally very nice when it is sunny. The trees provide shade for the lower portions of routes and always for the belayer.

Getting There 

Once you cross the train tracks, go a little left and find the trail that heads up towards the wall. The part of the trail that turns right stays along the base of the Lower Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

76 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',7],['5.10',18],['5.11',26],['5.12',15],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Town Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Town Wall:
Pisces   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Great Northern Slab
Great Northern Slab   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   Great Northern Slab
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Great Northern Slab
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Main Wall, left side
Park Ranger   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Main Wall, left side
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Main Wall, left side
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Northern Slab
Sagittarius   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Wall, left side
Tatoosh   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Main Wall, left side
Natural Log Cabin   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Iron Horse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Main Wall, left side
Dwarf Tossing   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Wall, left side
Numbah Ten   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Wall, left side
Narrow Arrow Overhang   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 120'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Full Horse Power   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Main Wall, left side
TPMV (10% Meteorological Vinculation)   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Main Wall, left side
Amandla   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Main Wall, left side
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Featured Route For Lower Town Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Triplett on Sagittarius

Sagittarius 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  WA : Index : ... : Main Wall, left side
Just to the left of Japanese Gardens is this obvious line of hand cracks and traversing roofs. Start on the ledges above the big stump on the trail and lieback a wide flare for about 10 feet to a short finger crack. Move right into a sweet steep handcrack, up into a wide (6"?) crack that traverses left. Clip the fixed chock before the traverse, and walk a # 5 Camalot to the end if you want to protect this section, or drag will become an issue. At the end of the traverse there is a set ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Drewsky
Apr 13, 2009
CONDITION REPORT 
Climbing Access at the Lower Town Wall and some adjacent areas is currently imperiled by potential mining/development operations. Negotiations are currently underway between the owner(s) and the appropriate entities (Access Fund, Washington Climbers Coalition). If you enjoy climbing at the Town Walls, please watch for more info. When the chance presents itself, consider DONATING to this worthy cause. In the meantime, please respect any potential closures or restrictions that may or may not affect climbing at the Town Walls.
By Ol' Toby
From: WA
Oct 30, 2015
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