Lower Town Wall Rock Climbing
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.
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.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
75 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Town Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Town Wall:
Featured Route For Lower Town Wall
Stern Farmer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b WA
: ... : Main Wall, left side
Climb the initial section of Japanese Gardens until you can protect the rightward entry moves with a bolt (at the chalkstone halfway up the hands section ). At this point the climb turns strenuous and technical. Once established in the corner climb through hard moves up to an obvious pin scar, from here another challenging section leads to a purely fun .11 finger crack to the chains. The second pitch has now been freed at .12d (I think), though I have never tried, so don't hold me to that....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
BETA PHOTO: View from the parking lot
Apr 13, 2009
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
Oct 30, 2015
Finest crag in the land.