Mountain Project Logo

Areas in East Bluff 06 - Balanced Rock

6.0 - Balanced Rock Wall 24 / 0 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
6.1 - Box Canyon 5 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
6.2 - Liederkranz 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
6.3 - Hole-In-The-Wall 7 / 0 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
6.4 - The Effie 3 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

Description

The far west end of the East Bluff contains the very popular Balanced Rock Wall, along with the more obscure Balanced Rock Ridge, Liederkranz, Hole-In-The-Wall, The Slab, and The Effie. The area is easily surveyed from the South Shore parking lot. The Balanced Rock Wall contains what many say is the classic climb at the Lake, Watermarks (5.8). Above the Balanced Rock Wall is the Balanced Rock Ridge, a seldom-visited ridge containing a series of short scrambling pitches. To the immediate east of the Balanced Rock Wall are Liederkranz and Hole-In-The-Wall, two smaller areas with interesting climbs. There are also two formations, The Slab and The Effie, at the top of the talus field midway between the Balanced Rock Wall and Devil's Doorway. These rocks contain a handful of shorter climbs.

Getting There

To get to the East Bluff - Far West End, park at the South Shore parking lot and follow the paved walkway to the railroad tracks. Just past the railroad tracks you will find the junction of two trails. To the left is the Balanced Rock Trail, to the right is the Grottos Trail. To get to the Balanced Rock Wall, Balanced Rock Ridge, Liederkranz and Hole-In-The-Wall turn left and hike up the rock steps of the Balanced Rock Trail. About halfway up the bluff you will encounter the Balanced Rock Wall (can't miss it!). Top-Rope access can be gained by going around the northwest end of the wall. The Liederkranz can be accessed by walking around the east end of the Balanced Rock Wall and up the gully about 100 ft. To get to the Hole-In-The-Wall continue 200 ft east past the Liederkranz and slightly up the bluff. Finally, The Slab and The Effie can be found by taking the Grottos Trail to the right just after passing over the railroad tracks at the bottom of the bluff. Walk east on this scenic trail until you're about halfway between the Balanced Rock Wall and Doorway Rocks. Scramble up to the top of the talus field where you'll find a 35 ft slab (The Slab), with The Effie just above it.

54 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: East Bluff 06 - Balanced Rock Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at East Bluff 06 - Balanced Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in East Bluff 06 - Balanced Rock »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments

More About East Bluff 06 - Balanced Rock

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within East Bluff 06 - Balanced Rock (112)

Most Popular · Newest