Elevation: 1,624 ft
GPS: 37.926, -120.464 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 12,280 total · 55/month
Shared By: Brian Quiter on Jun 22, 2002
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: No new bolts. Respect signs and private property owners near the crags. Details

Description

The Welcome Wall is a big, highly featured cliff that looks as though the rock was very loose. Fortunelately, its not. The easiest landmark for finding routes is Wing of Bat, which is right in the middle of the face. It ascends a series of cracks and flakes in a slight dihedral.

Getting There

Approach time: 20 - 25 minutes.

NOTE - THERE IS NO CAMPING ALLOWED ON SHELL ROAD ANYWHERE. 

From the point where Shell Road turns to dirt, the trailhead to The Welcome Wall, The Grotto, Cave Wall, Ort Wall, The Eastern Front, and Mid Wall is 1.2 miles further down road.

Park in the main Table Mountain Parking lot, where there is a nice large sign stating that the road is closed for revegetation.Walk along the old road past the white gate, until you see the distinct (it's the only one!) access path heading off the main road to the left about 500 yards later.

You'll know you're on the right trail when you see a telephone pole with the number 40 spray-painted on it just to the right of the trail (its about 25 yards from the walk-in road, but you won't be able to tell until you get closer).

Once you're on the correct trail, it gets pretty simple. Follow the trail (watch out for poison oak) until it reaches a large talus field. Continue diagnally up and left as you're looking uphill on the talus, and soon you'll be beneath the Welcome Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Welcome Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Roe vs. Wade
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 44
Wing of Bat
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Welcome All
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Roe vs. Wade
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wing of Bat
 44
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Welcome All
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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