Central Wall Area Rock Climbing
Max Dufford on Heart's Desire (5.12b), Index Town ...
The tallest region of the wall, roughly in the center-right region of the Upper Town Wall. The main trail ends at the left side of this wall, near the base of the Davis-Holland route, and just left of a large boulder-talus field.
From the Lower Wall parking, follow the train tracks to the GM area. Walk right past the start of GM and follow the obvious path uphill to the base of the wall.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Central Wall Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Wall Area:
Green Drag-on 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
C2-3 Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 500'
Swim 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, 6 pitches, 500'
Town Crier 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 6 pitches, 700'
Featured Route For Central Wall Area
Rise and Fall 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a WA
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Shrouded in mystery until recently, an ominous description in an older guidebook makes this route sound impossible and terrifying. In reality, the route merely suffers from a well-known Index paradox: like most long Upper Town Wall free routes, despite the fact that Rise and Fall is amazing and was established in the 90's and at a relatively modest grade, it saw few (if any?) subsequent ascents until the summer of 2010. With more traffic, the climb has been rediscovered as a classic. The 'R' sec...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
BETA PHOTO: Upper Town Wall - Center topo (1993)
BETA PHOTO: Diamond topo (1993)