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The Side Walls Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Jon Nelson on May 4, 2013
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Description 

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

For the Index area.

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',8],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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
First Offence   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Lip
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: The crux at the bottom of Comes in quartz, 5.10.

Comes in Quartz 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  WA : Index : ... : K Cliff
Crimp up the fun dike past 2 bolts. After clipping the second bolt, leave the dike and climb directly up the face above and mantel onto a ledge. Fish in a small stopper behind the horn. From here, you have two options - go up and right past a bulge where you can get a good .75 inch cam and pull up onto a stance, or trend up and left across the face and follow a small corner up and right to the same stance. The first option has better gear and harder moves. The second option, although easier...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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