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Located behind the Emperor Slab is the tremendous King Wall. This wall, at roughly 300', hosts some of the Adirondacks premier hard face routes. When looked at, the cliff resembles a large concave face; gently overhanging at the center right end, and it seems relatively devoid of anything climbable. As a result, many of the routes here are bolt protected and very thin.
The "trailhead" is located on route 73 directly across the road from the Jewels and Gems Wall trail at the north end of the guard rail. Follow this trail through the woods where it is intermittently broken up by a steep, wet, and mossy wash. You'll pass a shorter wall on your right--this is NOT it--keep going for another 2-3 minutes. You can't miss it.
6 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in The King Wall
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The King Wall:
The Prince 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Elusive Dream (pitch 1 only) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 40'
Chronic Fixation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 50'
Four Guns Blazing 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Another Wack and Dangle Job 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Kingdom Come 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a A0 Sport, Aid, 4 pitches, 270'
Featured Route For The King Wall
Another Wack and Dangle Job 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a NY : Adirondacks : ... : The King Wall
This amazing route lies in the massive left arching corner on the left end of the King Wall. Pat Purcell aided the route to the existing anchor all the while intending for it to be a full length route. The potential to extend this free climb out the rest of the arch is definitely there!Scramble around left and back right across a scrappy ledge to reach the base of the left facing and overhanging corner. The start of the route is marked by a 2-bolt anchor which Purcell must have placed. Stem up t...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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