(h) Smooth Sole Walls Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Roger Linfield on Jan 26, 2006|
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The Smooth Sole Wall is filled with excellent one pitch thin face routes. None of them are well-bolted enough to qualify as sport climbs, and some of them have long runouts. This wall is in the sun almost all day, making it good for cold weather or early morning in the summer. By late morning in the summer, the rock is usually uncomfortably warm.
Getting There [Edit]
From where the trail first meets the rock (Buttress of Cracks), walk left, continue along the Sunshine Face, and start up the broad gully. Before long, exit to the left, along a ledge, and then either tunnel through a flake or scramble up along its top. You are now at the base of the right side of the Smooth Sole Wall. A deep chimney (Chatsworth Chimney) splits the formation. For most of the routes to the right of the chimney, you can descend via a 90' rappel from bolts. Chatsworth Chimney and all routes to the left finish at the top of the rock - you can scramble down along either side.
Classic Climbing Routes at (h) Smooth Sole Walls
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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