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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 37
Slant Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 210
Garfield Goes To Washington
Trad 3 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 12
Joe Bauer's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Political Correctness
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Political Division
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Junta Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Garfield's Forgiven Affair
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Political Prowness
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 22
Wife Sentence
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 32
Smear Campaign
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 4
The Jingoist
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Chemical Wire
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Tap and Die
Trad, TR
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
Grounds for Divorce
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c R
 4
Behind the Times
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slant Crack
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Garfield Goes To Washington
 210
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Joe Bauer's Crack
 12
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Political Correctness
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Political Division
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Junta Crack
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Garfield's Forgiven Affair
 20
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Political Prowness
 18
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Wife Sentence
 22
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Smear Campaign
 32
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Jingoist
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Chemical Wire
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Tap and Die
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Grounds for Divorce
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Behind the Times
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c R Trad
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