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Shared By: grk10vq on Jul 25, 2005
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

This is a nice wall with short, solid climbing. Only about 35 feet tall, these lines are dead vertical and bullet proof. You can TR or lead almost everything and there are numerous bolted and natural anchors on top of the crag. This is good place for just about anyone, the climbs are varied and range from 5.6 to 5.10, they are leadible and/or easily top roped. A nice set of routes with an incredible view.

This crag faces west, so sun should be expected until dusk. The lines are again, short, so if you have a gym sized rope, bring it. There is only one bolted line here and it has three bolts. All others require small to medium stoppers and a single set of cams up to 3 or 4 inches. Webbing, slings and long runners are advised if you plan to TR.

Getting There

Driving from Kamas, head down the highway until mile marker 32, which is about one mile past Mirror Lake. Soon after the mile marker sign you'll see a large parking area on your right and a dirt road shortly after, on your left. Turn onto the dirt road. The road is faint and easily missed, so keep your eyes open. Pull in here and then locate the obvious, marked TH with Lofty Lake and Scout Lake in the headings. Hike up the trail for about 25 minutes or 1.5 miles. You will eventually come too and pass a small pond in the background. You will also encounter a small sign at the forefront of the lake that says: "trail". Continue left along the trail passing the "trail" sign for another 200 feet until you see a small, immediate cliff band on your left. Follow this band along the base or along the top untill you find the bolts or the anchors (about 100 yards).You can either rap down or scramble down around the cliffs.

If coming from the Lofty Lake TH, the start of the crag's cliff band is found immediately off the trail, so don't look too deep or too hard for the Picturesque Wall The climbing is about 5 minutes off the trail once the cliff band is located.

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