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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 6, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at White House Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 21
Slant Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 153
Garfield Goes To Washington
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Political Correctness
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Political Division
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Garfield's Forgiven Affair
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Political Prowness
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 16
Wife Sentence
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 27
Smear Campaign
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Susi's Garden
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
The Jingoist
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Chemical Wire
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Tap and Die
Trad, TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Brave Captain
Trad 2 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Grounds for Divorce
Trad
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c R
 3
Behind the Times
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slant Crack
 21
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Garfield Goes To Washington
 153
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Political Correctness
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Political Division
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Garfield's Forgiven Affair
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Political Prowness
 15
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Wife Sentence
 16
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Smear Campaign
 27
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Susi's Garden
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Jingoist
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Chemical Wire
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Tap and Die
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Brave Captain
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Grounds for Divorce
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Behind the Times
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c R Trad
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