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The Tall Wall

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Back Trail S 
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Lives of the Cowboys S 
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Spur S 
Tall T S,TR 

The Tall Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.6071, -118.1328 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jon duSaint on Dec 15, 2006
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Description 

Tall and narrow formation. Despite the name, it's not the tallest in the Hills (that would be The Loaf). All climbs are east-facing and on decent quality rock.

Getting There 

Drive north on Movie Flat Road until the big bend to the right. Turn left here and drive until an obvious fork in the road. Turn left and continue on this to the parking area. This wall is the tall and narrow formation to the west.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['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 Tall Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Tall Wall:
Back Trail   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport   
Rotten Bananas   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
Spur   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Banana Split   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Bananarama   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
Lives of the Cowboys   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Tall T   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dream On   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Diamondblade   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Tall Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: "Rotten Bananas". Photo by Blitzo.

Rotten Bananas 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Tall Wall
Long route up the left side of the formation. Bolt count is approximate - bring extra draws....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Tall Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Route topo for the Tall Wall, Alabama Hills.  Red:...
BETA PHOTO: Route topo for the Tall Wall, Alabama Hills. Red:...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tall Wall Area and Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Tall Wall Area and Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tall Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
The Tall Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tall Wall and Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Tall Wall and Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at The Tall Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing at The Tall Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tall Wall (lower left corner) with Mt. Whitney...
The Tall Wall (lower left corner) with Mt. Whitney...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on The Tall Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on The Tall Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tall Wall. March 2010
The Tall Wall. March 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: Woody Stark 3/08, on a new 10a (FA Ukn to me)...
Woody Stark 3/08, on a new 10a (FA Ukn to me)...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tall Wall morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Tall Wall morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Poedtke leads Lives of the Cowboys (5.9) in t...
Rock Poedtke leads Lives of the Cowboys (5.9) in t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on the Alabama Hills classic Bananarama (...
Climbers on the Alabama Hills classic Bananarama (...
Rock Climbing Photo: Other crags in The The Tall Wall area. Photo by Bl...
Other crags in The The Tall Wall area. Photo by Bl...

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By Bruce Bindner
Jan 21, 2009
Due to the addition of many routes, the statement that all routes are east-facing is no longer true: Back Trail and Dead Don't Dream face north.

Lives of the Cowboys faces south.

Cheers, Brutus
By Dane Larson
Dec 18, 2015
Does anyone know what this route is? I put it up on lead yesterday and couldn't find info about it anywhere. Felt like 10c?
A bit of choss here and there, but overall really great climbing!

All bolts looked brand new and someone's oval biners were at the top for rapping.
Let me know!
Rock Climbing Photo: Does anyone know what this route is? New bolts, ni...
Does anyone know what this route is? New bolts, nice and overhung! I couldn't really tell what it was...maybe felt like 10c?

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