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Routes in Perpetual Motion Wall

Cyclotron T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Georgia O'Keefe S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hoser T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Knack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Knick T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lean Two T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Perpetual Motion T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rain Dance T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Right Archimedes Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Soapy Tit Wank T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown Hand Fist Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

The Perpetual Motion Wall is a long, southeast-facing wall located about 400 meters northeast of The Volcano Formation and slightly southeast of Star Wars Rock. Located atop a rubble pile, and the highest summit in the area, it's southeast face looks out over an enclosed valley guarded by large boulders which makes the approach somewhat tricky.

The gem of the area is the namesake splitter handcrack of Perpetual Motion (5.10d), although several other enjoyable routes are in the area and worth doing, something to consider after making the somewhat rough approach which will take 20-30 minutes depending upon the approach taken and other factors.

Getting There

Several approaches are possible, but the easiest is to head east past the south side of The Volcano Formation until the formation comes into view and then scramble up boulders into the valley below the southeast face, where you'll find the route Perpetual Motion (5.10d). This approach is longer, but has the advantage of getting a visual on the wall as you near the formation.

Another approach is to come from the north past the north side of the Diamond Clump, head south along the east side of that formation and then once past Raker's Hatrack (a distinctive spire in the midst of a rubble pile) head east to enter the high valley with the Perpetual Motion Formation.

Lastly, it's possible to head east along the south side of Star Wars Rock, which faces the north side of the Perpetual Motion Wall, and then duck into a narrow corridor with the routes Knick and Knack to come out on the southeast side of the formation. This is perhaps the easiest approach, but is tricky as the distinctively cleaved southeast face is not visible until the very end.

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