Instead of by the nesting near the Davis-Holland route this year, the falcons decided to nest near the “Diamond.” Consequently the original 2014 closure has been rescinded and replaced by a new closure on Diamond. Routes on this section of the Upper Wall will be closed to climbing until 7/1/2014. The pdf [ www.washingtonclimbers.org/Current/Ind2014closure.pdf ] shows the area now closed to climbing List of closed routes: Dark Crystal Dihedral Route Centerfold Jack O’ Diamonds Hell Bent For Glory
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
Large wall right of the Cheeks and above Duck Wall.
1) Hike the Upper Wall trail, then follow the trail right along the base of the Cheeks. Cross the gully to the Diamond.
2) Hike up to Duck Wall at Lookout Point, then either do a route to its top or follow the gully on its left side. This gully generally has water rushing down until mid-summer, but one can skirt along its right edge at the bottom, then cross to the left side midway up.
3) Hike to the top of Lookout Point, then skirt left (southwest) along the top of Lookout Point and Duck Wall.
Early in spring when the gully is full of water, route 1) is probably best for the Diamond; otherwise taking the gully in 2) is easier and faster.
But for the Collegium, route 3) is probably fastest at all times of year.
Ascends a spectacular, shallow left-facing dihedral on the right side of the wall. P1: 5.6. Follow right-trending flake-dihedral system. P2: 10d C0. Long, continuous left-facing dihedral. P3: Right traverse to a dike. P4: Bolted face that follows a dike, trending left. Not often ascended, and relatively little is known about this route. The C0 aid move on P2 was apparently just pulling on one piece by the first ascent party....[more]Browse More Classics in WA
I found a Evolve shoe at the base of centerfold. Did anyone drop one off the wall ? Or is this one of Daryl's shoes ? I found it when I was hiking to the top of Duck wall at the point were you pass Centerfold.