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White House Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Behind the Times T 
Chemical Wire T 
Garfield Goes To Washington T 
Garfield's Forgiven Affair T 
Grounds for Divorce T,S 
IHOP T 
Junta Crack T 
Political Affair T 
Political Division T 
Political Prowness T 
Slant Crack T 
Smear Campaign T 
Susi's Garden T 
Swamp Donkey T 
Tap and Die T,TR 
Utter Butter on a Rope T 
Wife Sentence T 
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White House Wall  


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Description 

White House Wall makes up a large portion of Emancipation Rockphormation on its northwest side. Garfield Goes to Washington is by far the most popular route on the wall, and for good reason. Make sure to visit this area for longer routes (3 pitches) and less crowds. A mixture of bolted and gear routes exist.

Descent must be made via rappel due to the federal off-limits boundary at the top of of WHW for all routes.

Getting There 

Park near Dire Spire and look for a trail heading east up the hill. This is hard to follow, but if you continue up the hill over large boulders, you will run into the correct wall. The divisions between formations are a little hard to discern, but this portion of the Rockphormation has most of its routes on the west face. This rock also has a few north facing routes if you continue around the northwest corner.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=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 White House Wall:
Slant Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Garfield Goes To Washington   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Garfield's Forgiven Affair   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Political Prowness   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 420'   
Wife Sentence   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Smear Campaign   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 320'   
Chemical Wire   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Grounds for Divorce   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
Tap and Die   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Tap and Die 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : White House Wall
The climb starts on the left side of the arete which is imediately right of the direct start to"Garfield goes to Washington". Climb up the same start as "Wife Sentence" but step around the arete right(protected left by an excellent medium rp that is difficult to find but well worth the effort)to reach the bottom of a thin,right-leaning crack through a small bulge and steep wall.The route is extremely well protected but you must be pretty solid on the grade to place the gear.It has been toproped ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By Joe Brannan
From: Lyons, CO
Aug 5, 2012
Warning on the walk off, the back side of this wall is closed. Signs are posted everywhere reading 'Federally Closed Area.' Plan to rappel off the front.
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