Rattletale Wall Rock Climbing
Traversing on to Orangutan. Photo by @radam_gnawr...
This shady, secluded cliff is home to one of the best hand cracks Index has to offer.
Approach from the Lookout Point trail.
From the initial bridge at the start of the trail, hike up the hill to the crest. From here, if you want to check out some excellent boulders go left. But for Rattletale (and the rest of Lookout Point), continue on, going down slightly and across a flat region to Midnite boulder. Pass the boulder and enter a boulder-talus field. In about 5-10 min, reach a T-intersection, still in the boulder-talus field. Go left. Continue across and up for another 5-10 min to reach Rattletale. The trail hits the wall just right of the Rattletale route.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rattletale Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rattletale Wall:
The Snake 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Rattletale 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
The Source 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
ze Squid 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
The Claw 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
The Bonobo 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
PG13 Trad, 70'
Featured Route For Rattletale Wall
Rattletale 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b WA
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This is one of Index's finest hand cracks and well worth the approach hike. Has three short, but athletic, pitches.P1: Start on some broken face cracks trending up and left to a nice right-facing corner. Crux is low in the corner. End at large ledge. P2: Prominent hand crack in a right-leaning, right-facing corner. Crack which starts as perfect hands and finishes as wide hands (or layback). P3: Deep corner slot, also right-facing, with two cracks. You can do a wide stem and jam the thinner, ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Sep 29, 2012
Super sweet route. The second pitch is pumpy but has good jams.
The setting is really nice, views are good.