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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for White House Wall:
Garfield Goes To Washington 5.8 Trad, 3 pitches, 400 feet, Grade II
Political Prowness 5.10b Trad, 4 pitches, 420 feet
Smear Campaign 5.10+ Trad, 3 pitches, 320 feet
Wife Sentence 5.10+ PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Chemical Wire 5.11d Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Featured Route For White House Wall
Garfield Goes To Washington 5.8 SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : White House Wall
This climb is one of the classics at Rushmore. It is long and has varied climbing. Follow the trail east from the parking near Dire Spire. Look for a prominent dihedral that shoots up to a gigantic roof. This is the climb, although the route traverses and does not mess with the roof. Pitch 1: Climb up a steep crack that widens near its top. Some plant life is encountered low. This long pitch is the crux, and ends at a ledge with fixed anchors. Also, a slanting crack (Slant Crack, diagon...[more] Browse More Classics in SD