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The Side Walls Rock Climbing 

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These walls lie between the Lower Town Wall and the Inner Town Walls, mainly along the side of the canyon going up to the Inner Walls. The rock texture varies considerably, providing a lot of variety. Some areas are quite shady and cool, similar to the Inner Town Walls.

Getting There 

Start from the Lower Town Wall parking lot. Several of the walls are as close as the Lower Wall, while the furthest away, K-Cliff, is only about a 10-minute walk.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Side Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Side Walls:
Special K   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   K Cliff
CF Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   K Cliff
Rise Pumpkin Rise   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 75'   K Cliff
He was an aficionado of not only trains, but of the entire railway system   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Black and Feathered Walls
Tilt   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 75'   K Cliff
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Featured Route For The Side Walls
Rock Climbing Photo: Derek Pearson just below the final bulge.

He was an aficionado of not only trains, but of the entire railway system 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  WA : Index : ... : Black and Feathered Walls
Start up the large flake on the left edge of the wall. The technical crux, at about 10b, is doing the moves just off the ledge, about 30-feet up (just past bolt 2). (These are the only moves on small holds -- the rest of the route is a jug-fest.) Follow the juggy rail up and right. One can go over the first bulge directly or by moving left (both about 10a). The pumpy crux is at the lip, getting over the overhanging bulge. The route continues about 30 feet on the slab above. The anchor is 3 3/8" ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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