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The Tall Wall

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The Tall Wall 


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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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Paulette Burgess on the Tall Wall.

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


9 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Tall Wall:
Rotten Bananas   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Spur   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Bananarama   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Banana Split   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Lives of the Cowboys   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Dream On   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Tall T   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Diamondblade   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
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Lives of the Cowboys, Tall Wall, Alabama Hills California

Lives of the Cowboys 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Tall Wall
Pitch 1: An awkward entry move establishes you in a chimney. After thrutching upward for a bit, step out onto the steep left wall and climb up until the angle eases. The belay is on the left.Pitch 2: Continue up low angle slab to a steep wall. Climb this, moving up and right, to a lower angle slab. Follow this to the belay ledge.Descent: two 25m rappels (from Mussy Hooks) return to the ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Tall Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Tall Wall morning. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Tall Wall morning.
Photo by Blitzo.
Woody Stark 3/08, on a new 10a (FA Ukn to me)...
Woody Stark 3/08, on a new 10a (FA Ukn to me)...
The Tall Wall. March 2010
The Tall Wall. March 2010
Tall Wall and Lone Pine Peak. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Tall Wall and Lone Pine Peak.
Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on the Alabama Hills classic Bananarama (5.8), on the Tall Wall.
Climbers on the Alabama Hills classic Bananarama (...
The Tall Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Tall Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Poedtke leads Lives of the Cowboys (5.9) in the Tall Wall area. This two-pitch route, established in 2008, is to the left of Rotten Bananas. Photo by E. Holland.
Rock Poedtke leads Lives of the Cowboys (5.9) in t...
Climbing at The Tall Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing at The Tall Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
Tall Wall Area and Mt. Whitney. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Tall Wall Area and Mt. Whitney.
Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on The Tall Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on The Tall Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
The Tall Wall (lower left corner) with Mt. Whitney in the back.
The Tall Wall (lower left corner) with Mt. Whitney...
Other crags in The The Tall Wall area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Other crags in The The Tall Wall area.
Photo by Bl...
Route topo for the Tall Wall, Alabama Hills. <br /> <br />Red: Rotten Bananas (5.7) <br />Orange: Bananarama (5.8) <br />Yellow: Banana Split (5.9) <br />Green: Tall T (5.10b) <br />Blue: Spur (5.7)
BETA PHOTO: Route topo for the Tall Wall, Alabama Hills.

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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